The Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) engages underrepresented populations through a wide variety of initiatives. Multiyear grants are awarded to assist Minority Institution faculty and students in research of pertinent missions.
The Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) is administered through NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement. Through MUREP, NASA provides financial assistance via competitive awards to Minority Serving Institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions, American Indian Tribal Colleges and Universities, Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions and other MSIs, as required by the MSI-focused Executive Orders. These institutions recruit and retain underrepresented and underserved students, including women and girls, and persons with disabilities, into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
MUREP investments enhance the research, academic and technology capabilities of MSIs through multiyear cooperative agreements. Awards assist faculty and students in research and provide authentic STEM engagement related to NASA missions. Additionally, awards provide NASA-specific knowledge and skills to learners who have historically been underrepresented and underserved in STEM. MUREP investments assist NASA in meeting the goal of a diverse workforce through student participation in internships and fellowships at NASA centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
MUREP’s Strategic goal is to enhance capabilities and operations to catalyze current and future mission success, with a continuing objective to build the next generation of explorers and engage students to build a diverse future STEM workforce.
NASA invites Principle Investigators (PIs) from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to apply for an exciting program with awards up to $50,000 per PI to engage in research and work with NASA to prepare for larger funding opportunities. Register for the Pre-proposal information session: Feb. 22, 2024. Submission deadline: April 15, 2024.
EONS is an omnibus announcement that includes a range of NASA STEM Engagement opportunities for basic and applied science and technology research and education. Specific opportunities with individual requirements and milestones will be issued periodically throughout the year as appendices to this solicitation as funds are made available for new awards.
Minority Serving Institution Exchange
Search for innovative and diverse academic collaborators by curating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program offerings and capability statements of Minority Serving Institutions nationwide. The MSI Exchange can inform partnerships for teaming opportunities and competitive federal awards such as contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants.
The data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) which provides annual updates presenting two-years-prior data. The NASA MSI List aligns to OPEs schedule and eligibility thresholds.