**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) is administered through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM). Through MUREP, NASA provides financial assistance via competitive awards to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), 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 Agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

NASA's vision includes new and improved understanding of our planet Earth using space-based observations to conduct scientific studies of the land, atmosphere and ocean. In particular, better understanding of the ocean’s role in the Earth system, and predicting future causes and impacts of change driven by Earth’s climate, the environment, and event-scale phenomena on ocean biology, biogeochemistry, and ecology are of key importance for sustaining life on our planet.

Total ESTIMATED annual budget for OCEAN activity: ~ $1,000,000 per year.
Individual awards will be up to a maximum of $250,000.
Number of new awards pending adequate proposals of merit: ~3-4.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2021

Announcement: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7BC1B1C78A-3399-B713-4B71-71A4DC2822A9%7D&path=&method=init