This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) entitled Engagement Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) – 2021, solicits proposals for competitive funding opportunities in support of the Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) administered by NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement. EONS 2021 is an omnibus announcement that includes a wide range of NASA science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Engagement opportunities for basic and applied science and technology research and education. Specific opportunities will be issued periodically throughout the year as Appendices to this solicitation with individual requirements and milestones.


The following Appendix to EONS-2021 has been released:

APPENDIX J: NASA MUREP INCLUDES Activity: MSI-Led Coalitions in Support of Broadening Participation in Engineering (MUREP INCLUDES) – Proposals due April 23, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern Time


The NASA MUREP INCLUDES (“MUREP INCLUDES”) Activity facilitates the formation of Minority Serving Institution (MSI)-led coalitions to broaden participation in engineering. MUREP INCLUDES enables MSIs to organize and lead coalitions comprised of multiple organizations, institutions, agencies, and industries to implement novel programmatic endeavors or support the expansion of existing successful programs or methodologies to address critical challenges with broad impact. Proposers are encouraged to demonstrate the efficacy of an approach using recent and relevant literature or evidence-based data of existing activity designated for expansion.


Awards will be made up to a maximum of $400,000/year for three years.  For general inquiries, contact:


A pre-proposal teleconference for MUREP INCLUDES will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time.  Please visit the NASA MUREP INCLUDES Activity page for login/dial-in information.


For more information regarding this opportunity, please visit the ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN NASA STEM (EONS-2021) page on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) website and click on ‘List of Open Program Elements’.


If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact the NSPIRES Help Desk at or call 202-479-9376 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.