R3 (Rapid Response Research)

The R3 is a collaborative effort between NASA EPSCoR and the NASA Mission Directorate programs and offices. The goals of R3 are to provide a streamlined method to address research issues important to NASA, and to enable NASA EPSCoR researchers to work with NASA to solve research issues impacting the Agency’s programs/missions. Awards are up to $100,000 each for a period of performance not to exceed two years.

Funding Opportunities

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Office of STEM Engagement
FY 2023 NASA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
Rapid Response Research (R3)
Announcement Number: NNH23ZHA002C
Assistance Listing/Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
Number: 43.008
Release Date: September 16, 2022

Proposal Due Date: December 15, 2022

2023 R3 Solicitation-Final.pdf (nasaprs.com)

R3 Research Projects

NASA Satellite in space

WVU engineers address NASA’s problems through artificial intelligence

The content of this research aims to discover the most likely faults and scenarios in a simulated environment before deploying a decision-making system into the real-world. READ MORE »

NASA AI RFI Framework

An AI-based framework for real time RFI detection in radio astronomy data

By developing a new AI based framework for the detection of radio frequency interference (RFI)—the data received by a telescope—the researchers will use a machine learning approach to minimize the probability of detection errors in radio astronomy signals. READ MORE »

NASA aerial robots (aerobots)

WVU engineers address NASA’s problems through artificial intelligence

“The main goal of the project is to propose a software solution that will allow hybrid aerobots to explore the atmosphere of Venus,” Pereira said. “Although hybrid vehicles were proposed before this project, we are not aware if any software has been created.” READ MORE »

Jay Wong Space Farm on the Moon

Elucidation of stress resilience of sweet potato

“My team and I will perform physiological and biochemical characterization of the sweet potatoes in a simulated Mars-like extraterrestrial environment and evaluate major traits such as development, biomass production, photosynthesis, tuber quality and abiotic stress tolerance,” said Dr. Umesh Reddy, WVSU professor of biology. READ MORE »