Status Report

NASA Research Opportunities in Aeronautics 2015

By SpaceRef Editor
February 12, 2015
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Synopsis – Feb 12, 2015


General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNH15ZEA001N

    Posted Date: Feb 12, 2015

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 12, 2015

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    FedGrants Posted Date: Feb 12, 2015

    Application Due Date Explanation: Detailed Proposals with specific due dates will be accepted through March 31, 2016. Detailed requirements for Proposal Due Dates will be identified in the NRA Tables and Appendices that address individual Program/Project 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


    Link to Full Announcement:


Contracting Office Address


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




This publication announces the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Headquarters, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) plans to release the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 version of the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) entitled, “Research Opportunities in Aeronautics (ROA)”, NNH15ZEA001N. Detailed requirements, including Proposal Due Dates will be stated in Appendices that address individual Thrust Areas. The initial release of this ROA 2015 NRA includes ones solicitation (ACP1) in Appendix A.5 for the Advanced Composites Project. Additional appendices will be posted as Amendments to the ROA NRA and will be published as requirements materialize throughout the year. The FY 2015 ROA NRA (NNH15ZEA001N) can be accessed from the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) website, ( ), by going first to “Solicitations”, and then to “Open Solicitations”. Once Amendments are available interested parties can access Open Solicitations, click on NRA NNH15ZEA001N, and then click on “Amendments”.


Under the FY 2015 ROA NRA ARMD will continue solicitation of foundational and systems-level research proposals for four programs within ARMD: the Advanced Air Vehicles Program, the Airspace Operations and Safety Program, the Integrated Aviation Systems Program, and the Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program. The Advanced Air Vehicles Program (AAVP) conducts cutting-edge research that will generate innovative concepts, technologies, capabilities, and knowledge to enable revolutionary advances for a wide range of air vehicles. The Airspace Operations and Safety Program (AOSP) develops and explores fundamental concepts, algorithms, and technologies to increase throughput and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) safely. The Integrated Aviation Systems Program (IASP) will conduct research at an integrated system-level on promising concepts and technologies and explore/assess/demonstrate the benefits in relevant environments. The Transformative Aeronautics Concepts (TAC) Program cultivates multi-disciplinary, revolutionary concepts to enable aviation transformation and harnesses convergence in aeronautics and non-aeronautics technologies to create new opportunities in aviation. The goal of TAC is to knock down technical barriers and infuse concepts into all six ARMD strategic thrusts. 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 ( ), or 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: .


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


Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at,, 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: 202-358-4060



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