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NASA [Oceo] EONS 2022- MAIANSE CONNECTing Indigenous Culture and Science Through Co-design of STEM Ecosystems (MAIANSE CONNECT): Call for Peer Reviewe

By SpaceRef Editor
March 7, 2022
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NASA Research and Education Support Services (NRESS) is seeking persons willing to serve as peer reviewers for the Engagement Opportunities in NASA STEM 2022 (EONS-2022) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Appendix J-NASA MAIANSE CONNECT. Information about this opportunity, proposal requirements, and evaluation criteria can be found on the MAIANSE CONNECT page in the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES).


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) entitled Engagement Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) – 2022, 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 (OSTEM). EONS-2022 is an omnibus announcement that includes a wide range of NASA 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.


MUREP for American Indian and Alaska Native STEM Engagement (MAIANSE) CONNECT fosters STEM Ecosystems that focus on building connections between indigenous culture and NASA through community collaborations. Eligible institutions include Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTIs), Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions (ANNHs), as identified by the U.S. Department of Education.


The peer review process is completed in two stages: 


1. THE ONLINE REVIEW: is now scheduled for March 25 – April 1, 2022

Online reviewers will be expected to carefully read each proposal assigned and complete an online evaluation form. Each proposal should be reviewed on its own merit and should not be compared to others you have been assigned. Every effort will be made to assign no more than 5 proposals per online reviewer. Non-civil servant online reviewers will receive $75 for each proposal review completed and submitted in NSPIRES prior to the close of the review period.


2. THE PANEL REVIEW: is now scheduled for April 13-15, 2022

The panel will be comprised of a group of peers, discussing the strengths and weaknesses of each proposal. The duration of the panel might change depending on the number of proposals being reviewed, but for scheduling purposes, plan on a full-day commitment for all three days. One evaluation form will be completed by the group for each proposal, resulting in documents that will aid the Program Manager with selecting which proposal(s) should be recommended for funding. Non-civil servant panelists will receive a $200/per day honorarium.


If you are interested in participating in the peer review process, please respond as soon as possible to  Responses should include your availability (online review and/or virtual panel), a concise listing of your area(s) of expertise, and your current CV.


Please note, your willingness to participate in this review does not guarantee your selection. Reviewers will be selected based on the subject matter of each proposal received. You will only be contacted if you are selected to participate.


Please stay healthy and safe.


SpaceRef staff editor.