AFRIP is Now open

2023-24 Proposals Due Friday, September 8, 2023

2024-25 Proposals due Friday, January 12, 2024


Click to download the OSGC Affiliate Faculty Research Incubator Program (AFRIP) RFP


Funding Opportunity Description

The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is a member of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (Space Grant) within the NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM). OSGC supports the agency’s objectives of fostering and encouraging careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and STEM education. Oregon Space Grant promotes STEM education, research, and workforce development through faculty and student programs that align with NASA’s research interests. OSGC is dedicated to building, sustaining, and deploying a skilled, high-performing, capable, and diverse next-generation workforce to meet the current and emerging needs of NASA and the nation.

Access to mentor-led, experiential learning and research opportunities is crucial to enhancing a student’s academic experience and preparing them for the workforce. OSGC is committed to providing programming that offers access to unique hands-on research experiences at our member institutions.                                                                                                              

The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium is accepting proposals for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 Affiliate Faculty Research Incubator Program (AFRIP). The AFRIP program is designed to strengthen Oregon’s research infrastructure by providing startup funding for faculty at OSGC member institutions who are conducting research that directly aligns with NASA’s mission and the agency’s top research priorities. Incubator awards allow faculty to build university research infrastructure by working on NASA-related research interests while fostering student engagement opportunities for undergraduate STEM students.

AFRIP aims to recruit faculty from our member institutions to become involved with OSGC and provides basic resources needed to develop authentic student engagement experiences in STEM disciplines. Such experiences include incorporating active participation by students in hands-on learning or practice with experiences rooted in NASA-related, STEM-focused questions and issues and the incorporation of real-life problem-solving skills.

2023-24 AFRIP | Award Period: October 2023-May 2024 | Proposals Due: September 8, 2023
2024-25 AFRIP | Award Period: March 2024-January 2025 | Proposals Due: January 12, 2024


Inquiries regarding the submission of proposal materials should be addressed to:

Catherine Lanier
Interim Director, Oregon Space Grant Consortium
[email protected]

Click to download the 2023-25 solicitation