NASA Research Opportunities in Aeronautics 2013


Synopsis - Dec 18, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH13ZEA001N
Posted Date: Dec 18, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Dec 18, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
FedGrants Posted Date: Dec 18, 2012
Application Due Date Explanation: Detailed Proposals with specific due dates will be accepted through September 30, 2013. Detailed requirements for Proposal Due Dates will be identified in the NRA Tables and Appendices that address individual Thrust Areas.
Classification Code: A -- Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712

Grant Specific Information

Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Funding Instrument Type: Procurement Contract
CFDA Number: 43.002
Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: not available
Expected Number of Awards: not available
Ceiling Amount: none
Floor Amount: none
Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)
Eligible Applicants: 99 - Unrestricted
Unrestricted
Link to Full Announcement: http://nspires.nasaprs.com

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771

Description

This publication announces the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Headquarters, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) plans to release the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 version of the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) entitled, "Research Opportunities in Aeronautics (ROA)", NNH13ZEA001N. Detailed requirements, including Proposal Due Dates will be stated in Appendices that address individual Thrust Areas. Appendices will be posted as Amendments to the ROA NRA and will be published as requirements materialize throughout the year. The FY 2013 ROA NRA (NNH13ZEA001N) can be accessed from the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) website, (http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ ), by going first to "Solicitations", and then to "Open Solicitations". Once Amendments are available interested parties can access Open Solicitations, click on NRA NNH13ZEA001N, and then click on "Amendments".

Under the FY 2013 ROA NRA ARMD will continue solicitation of foundational and systems-level research proposals for five programs within ARMD: the Airspace Systems Program, the Aviation Safety Program, the Fundamental Aeronautics Program, the Integrated Systems Research Program, and the Aeronautics Strategy and Management Program. The Airspace Systems Program will directly address the Air Traffic Management (ATM) research needs of the Next Generation Air Transportation Systems (NextGen) initiative as defined by the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO). The Aviation Safety Program will take a proactive approach to safety challenges with new and current vehicles operating in the Nation's current and future air transportation system. The Fundamental Aeronautics Program will pursue long-term, cutting edge research in all flight regimes to produce data, knowledge, and design tools that will be applicable across a broad range of air vehicles that fly through any atmosphere at any speed. The Integrated Systems Research Program will conduct research at an integrated system-level on promising concepts and technologies and explore/assess/demonstrate the benefits in a relevant environment. The Aeronautics Strategy and Management Program provides research and programmatic support that benefits each of the other ARMD programs. The program efficiently manages directorate functions including: Innovative Concepts for Aviation, Education and Outreach, and Cross Program Operations. The structure of the ROA NRA will require that proposals be submitted to the most relevant aeronautics program elements, which will be described in Appendices to the NRA. Specific Proposal submission deadline dates, any particular evaluation criteria, and submission points of contact will also be identified in the NRA Appendices.

With the exception of government organizations and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), participation is open to all categories of organizations, including educational institutions, industry and nonprofit organizations. Proposals must be submitted electronically, and all proposers may use NASA's proposal data system, NSPIRES ( http://nspires.nasaprs.com ), or Grants.gov. Each electronic proposal system places requirements on the registration of principal investigators and other participants (e.g. co-investigators). Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the electronic proposal system(s) well in advance of the proposal due date(s) to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information.

Electronic proposals must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization. Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to this NRA must be registered with NSPIRES, and such registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the electronic proposal.

As topic areas are released further information about specific program elements will be available. The individual Program Officers and assigned Contracting Officers will be listed in the Summary of Key Information for each program element. Questions concerning general NRA policies and procedures may be directed to Susan Minor, Integration and Management Office Deputy Director, NASA Headquarters, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, email: NASA-roa@nasa.gov.

This is a broad agency announcement as specified in FAR 35.016 and NFS 1835.016.

Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at FedBizOpps.gov, Grants.gov, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.

Point of Contact

Name: Susan Minor
Title: Deputy Director, Integration and Management Office
Phone: 202-358-0566
Fax: 202-358-3602
Email: NASA-roa@nasa.gov

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