Status Report

NASA Office of the Chief Technologist Early Stage Innovation Advanced Concepts NRA 2011

By SpaceRef Editor
March 4, 2011
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Synopsis – Mar 01, 2011
Modification 01 – Posted on Mar 02, 2011
Modification 02 – Posted on Mar 02, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH11ZUA001N
Posted Date: Mar 01, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 01, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
FedGrants Posted Date: Mar 01, 2011
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: 43.009
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
99 – Unrestricted
Link to Full Announcement:

Contracting Office Address

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


National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters is releasing a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) for initial studies of innovative advanced concepts. NNH11ZUA001N, entitled NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, is available as of March 1, 2011, by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at and then linking through the menu listings “Solicitations” to “Open Solicitations.”

This NRA solicits multiple studies, each of which will investigate an architecture, mission, or system concept that has the potential to change the possible in aeronautics or space. NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) is part of the Office of Chief Technologist (OCT). Concepts proposed for NIAC Phase I studies must be innovative and visionary, technically substantiated, and very early in development (10+ years out; Technology Readiness Level 1, 2, or early 3). Focused technology maturation and incremental improvement are explicitly not of interest in this program. Finally, while NIAC encourages great leaps and accepts the accompanying risk, all proposals must be technically credible, based on sound scientific principles.

Proposals shall be submitted electronically, and all proposers shall use either NASA’s proposal data system, NSPIRES ( ) by March 29, 2011. Proposals will be due on or before May 2, 2011.

Comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to the NIAC POC, Dr. Jay Falker at Responses to inquiries will be answered by e-mail and also included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located on the NSPIRES page associated with the solicitation; anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.

Point of Contact

Name: John (Jay) Falker Ph.D.
Title: NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) POC
Phone: 000-000-0000
Fax: 000-000-0000

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