NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase I


Funding Opportunity ID: 319105
Opportunity Number: 80HQTR19NOA01-20NIAC-A1
Opportunity Title: NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase I
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Procurement Contract
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 43.009
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility: See solicitation for further details on eligibility.
Agency Code: NASA-HQ
Agency Name: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Headquarters
Posted Date: Aug 02, 2019
Close Date: Sep 20, 2019
Last Updated Date: Aug 02, 2019
Award Ceiling: $125,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 16
Description: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters, has released a solicitation, titled "NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), Phase I," as an Appendix to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) NASA Research Announcement (NRA), titled "Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion – 2019 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2019)," on August 2, 2019 . Complete details (to include due dates) can be accessed via the following steps: 1. Open the NSPIRES homepage at 2. Select "Solicitations" 3. Select "Open Solicitations" 4. Select "Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion – 2019 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2019) 80HQTR19NOA01" 5. Select "List of Open Program Elements" 6. Select "NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), 80HQTR19NOA01-20NIAC_A1" 7. Select "NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), 80HQTR19NOA01-20NIAC_A1" under Announcement DocumentsThe NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program supports innovative research through Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III awards. Phase I awards are typically a nine-month effort to explore the overall feasibility and viability of visionary concepts. There are two steps to the Phase I proposal process; a brief Step A proposal open to all eligible applicants, and an expanded Step B for those who are invited.The Appendix is an Open Announcement. The Principal Investigator and team members may be affiliated with any U.S. educational institution, commercial or not-for-profit organization, research laboratory, agency, or NASA Center (including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory). Non-U.S. organizations may partner in NIAC Phase I studies, subject to NASA's policy on foreign participation defined in SpaceTech-REDDI-2019. Proposers and Co-Investigators must register in the NSPIRES ( All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES by an authorized organizational representative (AOR). Detailed submission instructions are provided in the SpaceTech-REDDI-2019 NRA, as well as the Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Funding Announcement (April 2018). Potential proposers and their proposing organizations are urged to familiarize themselves with the submission system, ensure they are registered in NSPIRES, and submit the required proposal materials well in advance of the deadline.NIAC will host a virtual forum that will address key aspects of this Phase I Appendix. The date and time for this forum is August 22, from 1PM-3PM ET. The agenda for the virtual forum and other related information and material, including the WebEx link and telecon dial-in information, will be posted on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) page for this Appendix ( Offerors are encouraged to regularly refer to this website for updates and other information relative to this Appendix. Proposers are encouraged to submit their questions regarding this Appendix by close of business on August 21 to proposers should monitor the NSPIRES website or subscribe to the electronic notification system there for release of the SpaceTech-REDDI-2019 Appendices.Technical, programmatic, and procurement comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to Responses to inquiries will be answered by e-mail and may also be included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located on the NSPIRES page associated with the Appendix; anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.
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