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UPDATE/CORRECTION: EONS 2020-MUREP INCLUDES Call for Peer Review Panelists

By SpaceRef Editor
December 24, 2020
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Note: This email updates the previous email to clarify that the Call for Peer Review Panelists is for NASA MUREP INCLUDES (not NASA OCEAN)

Reviewers Needed for Minority Institution Research and Education Project (MUREP) Concept Paper Submissions


NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement is excited to partner with the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) initiative. NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive national initiative focused on broadening participation at scale through collaboration. In support of the NSF INCLUDES initiative, NASA is committed to broadening participation in STEM by establishing coalitions of organizations led by Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in the U.S. that can support broadening participation initiatives in engineering-related disciplines and fields.


NASA MUREP recently released the NASA Research Announcement entitled “ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN NASA STEM 2020 (EONS-2020) and APPENDIX J: NASA MUREP INCLUDES Establishing MSI Led Coalitions in Support of Broadening Participation in Engineering. The NASA MUREP INCLUDES solicitation invited the submission of concept papers for this effort to develop MSI-led coalitions in support of broadening participation in engineering. 


NASA Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) is seeking subject matter experts to serve as online reviewers of concept papers received in response to the EONS-2020, Appendix J:NASA MUREP INCLUDES opportunity. 


The concept papers (limited to 5-pages) will be reviewed online in the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) in two sessions: (Please indicate your availability for both sessions)


  • Review Session 1: January 12-14, 2021 (Y/N)
  • Review Session 2: January 26-28, 2021 (Y/N)


Interested parties should reply by January 6, 2021 to identifying their area of expertise, along with a CV or resume. Each reviewer will be assigned up to four (4) concept papers.


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 concept paper received. You will be contacted, only if you are selected to participate.


Given the most recent events in our nation and the world, supporting the efforts to offer opportunities to support broadening participation in engineering through new and innovative concepts is relevant and timely. 


If you are interested or know someone who would be, please respond to this email by January 6, 2021 and copy: For additional information, the following is the link to the MUREP INCLUDES solicitation for your convenience EONS NRA Website.


Please stay healthy and safe.

SpaceRef staff editor.