MUREP-Small Business Technology Transfer Research Planning Grants (M-STTR)
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The M-STTR Research Planning Grant is intended to bring together MSI researchers and SBCs, thus maximizing the potential for long-term collaborations and enhancing the opportunities provided through the STTR program. Grants are intended to address challenges and barriers faced by the MSI research community in developing collaborative opportunities. Funding enables universities and SBCs to engage in substantive conversations along mutual areas of interest, goals, and long-term outcomes. The goals of this planning grant are to stimulate creative engagements between MSI researchers and SBCs on areas of mutual interest and develop mutually beneficial relationships that result in new technologies supporting the NASA mission and commercial market development. The desired result is to enable viable partnership for competing in the annual SBIR/STTR solicitation. The outcome of this planning grant activity is thoroughly prepared MSI/SBC teams with action plans to respond to the annual SBIR/STTR solicitation release.
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U.S. colleges and universities designated by the Department of Education as Minority-Serving Institutions, including Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNH), American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCU), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions Program (NASNTI), Predominately Black Institutions (PBI), and Minority-Serving Community Colleges (includes community colleges with the above designations)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Apr 29, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
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Apr 29, 2021
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The NASA Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP)-Small Business Technology Transfer Research (M-STTR) Planning Grants seek to reduce barriers faced by Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and small businesses in a planning activity to prepare them for the annual SBIR/STTR solicitation. The goals of this planning grant are to stimulate creative engagements between MSI researchers and Small Business Concerns (SBCs) on areas of mutual interest and develop mutually beneficial relationships that result in new technologies supporting the NASA mission and commercial market development.
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