Status Report

NASA grant: Research Opportunities in Combustion Science

By SpaceRef Editor
June 3, 2009
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Synopsis – May 01, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH09ZTT001N
Posted Date: May 01, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 01, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
FedGrants Posted Date: May 01, 2009
Application Due Date Explanation: Notices of Intent are due on June 18, 2009, and proposals are due on August 18, 2009.
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Grant Specific Information
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Funding Instrument Type: Procurement Contract
CFDA Number: 00.000
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
Link to Full Announcement:

Contracting Office Address

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


This is a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA) which solicits ground-based proposals to conduct low gravity research on the combustion of materials. This solicitation (NRA NNH09ZTT001N), entitled, “Research Opportunities in Combustion Science,” will be available on or about May 18, 2009, by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at and then linking through the menu listings “Solicitations” to “Open Solicitations.”

Proposals are solicited by the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) Advanced Capabilities Division for fundamental studies of material flammability as a function of gravity, flow and orientation; investigations of the relevance of existing flammability test methods for low and partial gravity environments; development and validation of test approaches for assessment of material flammability under microgravity and partial gravity conditions; and quantification of low-gravity gaseous and particulate products of combustion for materials used in the habitable volume of spacecraft developed in NASA’s Constellation program. This call is for ground-based research that may eventually lead to research on the International Space Station (ISS).

Notices of Intent are due on June 18, 2009, and proposals are due on August 18, 2009. Proposals must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization.

Proposals must be submitted electronically. Proposers should submit proposals via NASA’s proposal data system, NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) ( ). Until further notice, proposers will be unable to submit proposals intended for NASA through

Participation is open to all categories of organizations, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other Government agencies. Electronic proposals may be submitted via the NASA Proposal data system NSPIRES. 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. Instructions on how to register in NSPIRES is described in the NRA. 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 system(s) well in advance of the proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information. Questions in regards to responding to this NRA may be addressed to the contacts referenced in the full solicitation document.

This is a broad agency announcement as specified in FAR 6.102 (d)(2). Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at,, or, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.

Point of Contact

Name: Cassandra Williams
Title: Grant Officer
Phone: 228-813-6271
Fax: 228-813-6315

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