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NASA Solicitation: FY2009 IPP Seed Fund Call Announcement

By SpaceRef Editor
February 19, 2009
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NASA Solicitation: FY2009 IPP Seed Fund Call Announcement

Synopsis – Feb 19, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH09IPP001O
Posted Date: Feb 19, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Feb 19, 2009
FedGrants Posted Date: Feb 19, 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: Yes
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


The Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP) provides technology for NASA’s Mission Directorates, Programs and Projects through investments and technology partnerships with industry, academia, government agencies and national laboratories. As one of NASA’s Mission Support Offices, IPP supports all four Mission Directorates and has program offices at each of the ten NASA Centers. The IPP Partnership Seed Fund over the last few years has demonstrated success by enhancing NASA’s ability to meet mission technology goals by providing seed funding to address barriers and initiate cost-shared, joint-development partnerships. The IPP Seed Fund is used to provide “seed” funding to enable larger partnerships and development efforts to occur and will encourage, to the maximum extent possible, the leveraging of funding, resources and expertise from non-NASA partners, NASA Programs and Projects and NASA Centers.

This Call to NASA Centers is soliciting proposals for cost-shared partnerships with industry, academia, research institutions, national laboratories and other government agencies for joint development of technology that is of Mission interest to NASA. Awards made under this Call are contingent upon NASA budget appropriations and funding availability. This solicitation is being distributed through the NASA Center IPP Offices (IPPO). In order to solicit external interest for partnerships through this Call, this Announcement is posted to and the website. Responses to this Announcement must involve partnerships with NASA and be received from NASA personnel participating as a Partnership Manager (PM) in the Center IPP Office; with proposals including both an internal NASA Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) and an External Co-PI. Proposals submitted directly from parties external to NASA will not be accepted.

Proposed projects, due for submission by April 30, 2009, must include one or more non-NASA partners in addition to non-IPP NASA partners who are committed to cost-share at a desired level at least equal to or greater than the IPP funding provided to the project. For prior Seed Fund projects in the aggregate, additional internal NASA resources have typically matched IPP funds with external resources matching total NASA resources for a nearly 4:1 total leveraging for the project, relative to the IPP funding. Higher leveraging is desired and may enable more awards. Acceptable cost-sharing from the partner excludes any sunk costs and includes only actual dollars applied directly to the project, in-kind considerations such as workforce labor and the use of unique and dedicated facilities and testbeds. Monetary valuation of partner in-kind facility and/or testbed access should be based solely on actual costs incurred by the partner in the performance of the proposed project, and should not reflect the partner’s already-incurred cost for developing the technology including the original capital expenditure for construction of the subject facilities and/or testbeds.

For further information and questions regarding this announcement, including the full Partnership Seed Fund Call for Proposals – 2009, visit the IPP Seed Fund website ( ) or kindly contact the IPP Points of Contact at any of the ten NASA Centers listed below. The IPP Leads, at their respective NASA Centers, have primary responsibility for creating the partnership development, intellectual property and business aspects of the proposal.

Contact information for the IPP Points of Contact is as follows:

* Ames Research Center (ARC) Lisa Lockyer Phone: 650-604-3009 Email: * Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) Greg Poteat Phone: 661-276-3872 Email: * Glenn Research Center (GRC) Kathy Needham Phone: 216-433-2802 Email: * Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Nona Cheeks Phone: 301-286-5810 Email: * Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Andrew Gray Phone: 818-354-4906 Email: * Johnson Space Center (JSC) Michelle Lewis Phone: 281-483-8051 Email: * Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Alexis Hongamen Phone: 321- 861-3107 Email: * Langley Research Center (LaRC) Brian Beaton Phone: 757-864-2192 Email: * Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Jim Dowdy Phone: 256-544-7604 Email: * Stennis Space Center (SSC) Ramona E. Travis Phone: 228-688-1962 Email:

For more information about NASA’s Innovative Partnerships Program, please visit .

Interested parties are urged to visit the NASA Centers’ websites to identify areas of Technology Focus at each Center: (IPP National Network).

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: Mr. Michael F Battaglia
Title: Technology Infusion Manager
Phone: 000-000-0000
Fax: 000-000-0000

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