NASA Group 5 University Research Centers (URC)

The summary for the NASA Group 5 University Research Centers (URC) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the NASA Headquarters, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
NASA Group 5 University Research Centers (URC): The NASA Office of Education, Integration Division, Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) has released a solicitation for proposals for the NASA Group 5 University Research Centers (URC). This solicitation is in cooperation with NASA's four Mission Directorates - Aeronautics Research, Exploration Systems, Science, and Space Operations and NASA's ten Field Centers. Each University Research Center (URC) is expected to be a multi-disciplinary scientific, engineering and/or commercial research center designed to provide a broad-based, competitive NASA-related research capability among the Nation's Minority Institutions, foster new aerospace science and technology concepts, provide mechanisms for expanded participation by faculty and students of Minority Institutions in mainstream research, and increase the number of underrepresented and underserved U.S. students obtaining advanced degrees in NASA-related fields and entering the aerospace workforce. All institutions designated by the Department of Education as a Historically Black College or University, Hispanic-Serving Institution, or Minority-Serving Institution are eligible to apply for this cooperative agreement funding opportunity. Each URC is to identify, in its notice of intent and proposal, the primary NASA Mission Directorate towards which the URC research activities will be directed. NASA research priorities are defined by the Mission Directorates Aeronautics Research, Exploration Systems, Science, and Space Operations. Each Mission Directorate covers a major area of the Agency's research and technology development efforts. General information about NASA research priorities and current NASA research solicitations can be found on NASA's solicitation and proposal online database, NSPIRES, at (select "Solicitations" and then "Open Solicitations") and at (click on "National Aeronautics and Space Administration"). A Notice of Intent (NOI) is required for submission of proposals to this solicitation. Successful proposals will be funded as cooperative agreements. The solicitation is available on the NSPIRES website. Go to and click on Solicitations. Additionally, any Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that arise after the announcement is released will be posted on NSPIRES. Proposal Submission: Proposals must be submitted electronically via NASA's proposal data system, NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) ( Until further notice, proposers will be unable to submit proposals intended for NASA through If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact the NSPIRES Help Desk at or call 202-479-9376 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time.
Federal Grant Title: NASA Group 5 University Research Centers (URC)
Federal Agency Name: NASA Headquarters
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NNH09ZNE003C
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 00.000
CFDA Descriptions: Not Elsewhere Classified
Current Application Deadline: Jun 19, 2009
Original Application Deadline: Jun 19, 2009
Posted Date: Apr 29, 2009
Creation Date: Apr 29, 2009
Archive Date: Jul 19, 2009
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible Applicants: All proposals must originate from a U. S. college or university designated and listed by the Department of Education as a Postsecondary Minority Institution, Historically Black College or University, Hispanic-Serving Institution or Tribal College or University. See Institutions qualifying for this funding opportunity must offer graduate degrees in engineering, computer science, technology, mathematics, or science disciplines. Additional Information on Eligibility: Only one proposal may be submitted per institution or university system. Institutions with current Group 4 University Research Centers are not eligible to propose for this solicitation.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Katrina Y. Emery University Research Centers Project Manager

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