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Posted: 6/13/2024

Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion (SpaceTech REDDI) 2024

This NASA Research Announcement (NRA), entitled “Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion (SpaceTech REDDI)” is the NASA STMD umbrella NRA solicitation for FY 2024.  

The Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) is dedicated to developing transformative, cross-cutting technologies that enable NASA’s missions while also supporting commercial and other government agencies’ needs where appropriate. The Space Technology account supports the Administration's priorities of developing new technologies to enable human and robotic exploration of the Moon, Mars, and beyond and enhancing research and development to contribute to U.S. leadership in space technology. Through STMD, NASA invests in high-risk, high-reward activities across the technology development spectrum through partnerships with academia, entrepreneurs, and small and large businesses.  

Proposals for space technology research, development, and demonstration in support of STMD will be solicited through Appendices under this umbrella solicitation as technology topics are defined and funding is made available for new opportunities. See STMD solicitation URL - https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/solicitations - for anticipated releases. Release of Appendices is subject to availability of appropriated funds and may change. Additional Appendices may be issued throughout the year as needed. 

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024

Refer to specific Appendices for proposal due dates. 

Areas of Interest

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase I

NIAC25A Step-A Proposals Due: Jul 01, 2024

This Appendix solicits proposals for studying visionary, yet credible, advanced concepts in the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program.  NIAC’s goal is to “Change the Possible” in aerospace and aeronautics missions.  The NIAC Program supports innovative research through Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III awards.  This Appendix focuses only on Phase I proposal requirements and award information; future Appendices will be released for Phase II and Phase III opportunities. Proposers are advised that changes to this Appendix have been incorporated to clarify evaluation criteria and required proposal content. In addition, prospective proposers should review previously funded NIAC studies to ensure planned submissions are not duplicative of previously funded work.  

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program focuses on 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. 


Early Career Faculty (ECF24)

Mandatory Preliminary Proposals due: July 15, 2024

ECF is focused on supporting outstanding faculty researchers early in their careers as they conduct space technology research of high priority to NASA’s Mission Directorates. 

Eligibility: Accredited U.S. universities are eligible to submit proposals on behalf of their outstanding new faculty members who intend to develop academic careers related to space technology. The Principal Investigator (PI) must be an untenured Assistant Professor on the tenure track at the sponsoring U.S. university at the time of award. See 3 of this Appendix for complete eligibility requirements. 



Eligibility Requirements

To the greatest extent practicable, participation will be open to all categories of U.S. and non-U.S. organizations, including educational, industry, nonprofit institutions, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs), NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and other Government agencies. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs), veteran-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs), HUBZone small businesses, and women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) are encouraged to apply. Individual Appendices may identify specific eligibility limitations that apply to that relevant opportunity. 

Unless Appendices specify additional information or provide limitations on the number of proposals that may be submitted by an organization, there is no restriction on the number of proposals that an organization may submit in response to an Appendix or on teaming arrangements for any one proposal. Each proposal must be a separate, standalone, complete document for evaluation purposes.