NASA Request for Information For University-Led Strategic Aviation Research

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Synopsis - Jun 30, 2015


University RFI - Posted on Jun 30, 2015 


General Information


    Solicitation Number: NNH15ZEA002L

    Posted Date: Jun 30, 2015

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 30, 2015

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    Original Response Date: Jul 29, 2015

    Current Response Date: Jul 29, 2015

    Classification Code: A -- Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 541712


Contracting Office Address


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




NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) has established a Strategic Implementation Plan that sets forth its long-term vision for aeronautical research. The Plan introduces six strategic research and technology thrusts that meet the needs of the aviation community for safe, efficient, flexible, and environmentally sustainable air transportation.


To realize this vision, ARMD seeks to incorporate more strategic partnerships with the academic community. Universities and colleges will have an opportunity to provide national leadership through planning and executing a multi-faceted research portfolio that aligns with ARMD’s strategic thrusts. This approach will complement ARMD’s ongoing university partnerships that focus on developing new solutions for individual research topics. ARMD seeks to apply this partnership strategy across the full range of its research and technology programs. Academic institutions will independently define the technical challenges needed to address the strategic research thrusts, and will then develop and implement novel approaches to meet those challenges.


By strategically collaborating with the nation’s leading universities, NASA will accelerate progress toward achieving high impact outcomes that enable continued US aviation leadership in a time of substantial aviation opportunity and risk. Universities are uniquely positioned to bring together the best and brightest minds from many disciplines and from a broad range of institutions and perspectives to help solve the most complex technical challenges associated with NASA’s strategic thrusts. Therefore, university leadership is essential to producing the graduates with the capability to lead the U.S. into the future. (FULL RFI ATTACHED)


Response Submission Deadline: Responses to this RFI must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, on July 29, 2015. RFI submissions will be accepted as email attachments only. All responses must be sent to , with “University Partnerships RFI” in the subject line.


Point of Contact for Inquiries and Submissions:


Inquiries regarding this proposal may be directed by electronic mail to with “University Partnerships RFI” in the subject line.


Point of Contact



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