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Engagement Opportunities in NASA STEM 2021 (EONS–2021), Appendix K: MUREP Space Technology Artemis Research (M-STAR) Implementation Funding has been

By SpaceRef Editor
March 8, 2021
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This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) entitled Engagement Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) – 2021, solicits proposals for competitive funding opportunities in support of the Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) administered by NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement. EONS 2021 is an omnibus announcement that includes a wide range of NASA science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Engagement opportunities for basic and applied science and technology research and education. Specific opportunities will be issued periodically throughout the year as Appendices to this solicitation with individual requirements and milestones.


The following Appendix to EONS-2021 has been released:


Appendix K: MUREP Space Technology Artemis Research (M-STAR) Implementation Funding (M-STAR)  Proposals due May 10, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern Time


The MUREP Space Technology Artemis Research (M-STAR) Implementation Funding activity is established in support of NASA’s Artemis program. M-STAR will strengthen and develop the research capacity and infrastructure of U.S. Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) in areas of strategic importance and value to NASA’s mission and national priorities. Overall, M-STAR awards have the goals of promoting literacy in STEM and enhancing the capability of institutions to participate in NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) research to support the Agency’s advancement of technologies needed for exploration of the Moon, Mars, and beyond. NASA STMD develops transformative space technologies to enable future missions.


Awards will be made up to a maximum of $250,000/year for two years.  For general inquiries, contact:


A pre-proposal teleconference for M-STAR will be held on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time.  Please visit the M-STARpage on NSPIRES for login/dial-in information.


For more information regarding this opportunity, please visit the ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN NASA STEM (EONS-2021) page on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) website and click on ‘List of Open Program Elements’.


If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact the NSPIRES Help Desk at or call 202-479-9376 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


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