NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase II

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Funding Opportunity ID: 322974
Opportunity Number: 80HQTR20NOA01-20NIAC-A2
Opportunity Title: NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase II
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Procurement Contract
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 43.012
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: This Appendix is open to all categories of U.S organizations, providing that they have successfully completed a NIAC Phase I study that has not already been followed by selection to Phase II. NIAC Fellows or their designees of the predecessor NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts are no longer eligible to submit Phase II proposals based on those prior Phase I studies.
Agency Code: NASA
Agency Name: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Posted Date: Dec 10, 2019
Close Date: Feb 12, 2020
Last Updated Date: Dec 10, 2019
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Description: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters, has released a solicitation, titled "NASAInnovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), Phase II," as an Appendix to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) NASAResearch Announcement (NRA), titled "Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion – 2020(SpaceTech-REDDI-2020)," on December 9, 2019.Complete details (to include due dates) can be accessed via the following steps:1. Open the NSPIRES homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/2. Select "Solicitations"3. Select "Open Solicitations"4. Select "Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion – 2020 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2020)80HQTR20NOA01"5. Select "List of Open Program Elements"6. Select "NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase II, 80HQTR20NOA01-20NIAC_A2"7. Select "NIAC Phase II Solicitation Document" under Announcement DocumentsThe NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program supports innovative research through Phase I, Phase II, andPhase III awards. Phase II awards are typically a two year effort to further develop the most promising Phase I concepts, and to explore potential infusion options within NASA and beyond. Notice of Intent to the Phase II proposal is due on December 16, 2019 (5 PM Eastern) and the Proposal is due on February 12, 2020 (5 PM Eastern).This Appendix is open to all categories of U.S organizations, providing that they have successfully completed a NIAC Phase I study that has not already been followed by selection to Phase II. NIAC Fellows or their designees of the predecessor NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts are no longer eligible to submit Phase II proposals based on those prior Phase I studies. NIAC Principal Investigators (PIs) and team members may be affiliated with any educational institution, commercial or not-for-profit organization, research laboratory, agency, or NASA Center (including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory). Teaming by non-U.S. organizations in proposed efforts is permitted but subject to NASA’s policy on foreign participation defined in SpaceTech-REDDI-2020. Proposers and Co-Investigators must register in the NSPIRES (https://nspires.nasaprs.com).All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES by an authorized organizational representative (AOR).Detailed submission instructions are provided in the SpaceTech-REDDI-2020 NRA, as well as the Guidebook for ProposersResponding to a NASA Funding Announcement (April 2018). Potential proposers and their proposing organizations areurged to familiarize themselves with the submission system, ensure they are registered in NSPIRES, and submit therequired proposal materials well in advance of the deadline.Any updates to this Appendix will be posted on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review andEvaluation System (NSPIRES) page for this Appendix (https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/). Offerors are encouragedto regularly refer to this website for updates and other information relative to this Appendix. Proposers are encouraged tosubmit their questions regarding this Appendix to hq-niac@mail.nasa.gov.Interested proposers should monitor the NSPIRES website or subscribe to the electronic notification system there forrelease of the SpaceTech-REDDI-2020 Appendices.Technical, programmatic, and procurement comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to hq-niac@mail.nasa.gov. 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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