Status Report

Release of NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase I, 80HQTR19NOA01-20NIAC-A1

By SpaceRef Editor
August 2, 2019
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Appendix 80HQTR19NOA01-20NIAC-A1 seeks NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase I proposals for early stage feasibility studies of visionary concepts that address national government and commercial aerospace goals. Concepts are solicited from any field of study that offers a radically different approach or disruptive innovation that may significantly enhance or enable new human or robotic science and exploration missions. Proposed concepts must be framed in terms of a mission context that clearly identifies scientific or technical advancements and associated benefits compared to current approaches. Comparatively high risk and far term, NIAC concepts are transformational investments in future NASA and commercial space capabilities. The entry Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for Phase I concepts should be TRL 2 or lower.


Eligibility: This Appendix is an Open Announcement. All categories of U.S organizations may apply. Non-U.S. organizations may partner in, or lead, NIAC studies on a no-exchange of funds basis, and subject to NASA’s policy on foreign participation


Key Dates:


Proposer’s Virtual Forum: August 22, 2019, 1:00-3:00PM ET

Step A Proposal Due: September 20, 2019, 5:00pm ET

Step B Invitations Issued: November 1, 2019 (Target)

Step B Proposal Due: December 13, 2019 (Target), 5:00pm ET

Selection Announcement: April 3, 2020 (Target)

Award: May 15, 2020 (Target)


Award Details:


Approximate Award Duration: Nine months

Expected Typical Award Amount: $125K

Expected Number of Awards: 12-16


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