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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN AERONAUTICS 2019 (ROA-2019)
This NASA Research Announcement (NRA), entitled RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN AERONAUTICS (ROA) – 2019, solicits foundational and system-level research in support of the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This NRA covers a variety of topics in aeronautics fundamental research that are being pursued by NASA personnel. Specific research thrusts are outlined in the Appendices. A major focus of this NRA is to encourage collaboration between other organizations and NASA to help advance ARMD strategic goals. Details for award scope are provided for each project task area listed in the Appendices. Awards will be made as grants, cooperative agreements or contracts, depending on the nature of the proposing organization and/or program requirements. It is anticipated that the majority of awards will be cooperative agreements, grants or contracts due to the expected collaborative nature of the work specified in the technical appendices. NASA Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Funding Announcement (hereafter referred to as the NASA Guidebook for Proposers found at http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/nraguidebook provides a discussion regarding funding mechanisms. The typical period of performance for an award is three years, although a few programs may specify shorter or longer (maximum of five years) periods. Note that it is generally NASA's policy to conduct research with non-U.S. organizations on the basis of no exchange of funds. Details of the solicited program elements along with any changes or modifications to any of these guidelines will be specified in the descriptions in the Appendices of this solicitation. Proposal due dates are given in Tables 5 and 6 which are located at the end of this NRA.
PROPOSALS DUE STARTING NO EARLIER THAN June 30, 2019 THROUGH NO LATER THAN August 31, 2020
Areas of Interest
Amendment 1 to the NASA ARMD Research Opportunities in Aeronautics (ROA) 2019 NRA has been posted on the NSPIRES site. University Student Research Challenge (solicitation NNH19ZEA001N-USRC) seeks to challenge students to propose new aeronautics ideas/concepts that are relevant to NASA Aeronautics. USRC will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for their projects and it includes the challenge of raising a modest amount of cost share funds through crowdfunding platform. The process of creating and preparing a crowdfunding campaign acts as a teaching accelerator - requiring students to act like entrepreneurs and taking action. Crowdfunding also raises awareness about students’ research among the public. The solicitation goal can be accomplished through project ideas such as advancing the design, developing technology or capabilities in support of aviation, by demonstrating a novel concept, or enabling advancement of aeronautics-related technologies. There have been a number of changes from the previous USRC pilot project, including NASA providing a larger share of funds and half of that being provided upfront. Notices of Intent (NOIs) are not required for this solicitation.
Proposals can be submitted at any time and will be evaluated in three cycles: October 30, 2019, February 26, 2020, and June 24, 2020.