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MPLAN Awards provide resources to MSIs to further develop ideas, facilitate research and development, and engage stakeholders.


MPLAN 2023 Awardees at Better Together

The Minority University Research and Education Project Partnership Annual Notification (MPLAN) connects Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) with NASA Mission Directorates and promotes research collaboration.


Funding up to $50,000 per award supports MSI teams to develop innovative ideas and action plans for commercialization. NASA provides expert guidance and resources throughout the program, enabling MSIs to unlock their full potential and deliver technological innovations that contribute to NASA's missions and benefit society.

" MPLAN provided great guidance to progress our research and seek additional opportunities from NASA."

- Dr. C. Shawn Sun, California State University, Northridge

Phase 1

MSIs submit proposals based on various topics provided by NASA MUREP and the Mission Directorates.

Phase 2

Awarded MSIs are invited to meet with NASA researchers and MUREP representatives. The meetings will focus on fostering collaboration, enhancing technical skills, and providing insights into future NASA opportunities.


Multiple planned awards of up to $50,000 for MSIs to collaborate with NASA.

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