University Student Research Challenge (USRC) – A Pilot Project

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Through this solicitation NASA’s Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program (TACP) seeks to develop novel concepts with the potential to create new capabilities in aeronautics by stimulating aeronautics research in the U.S. student community.  TACP will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for aeronautics projects that also raise cost sharing funds using crowdfunding platforms.
This challenge seeks students who have an aeronautics-related project idea and have the passion to develop that idea.  The project must be relevant to the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) Strategic Implementation Plan ( and address one of ARMD’s six strategic thrusts as they affect aviation.  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.
See the solicitation for details.  Proposals are due October 16, 2017.
The USRC solicitation is at, and all related NASA solicitation documents are at{29AFE933-6DE2-3349-9F03-0A8C2DCCDFBD}&path=open.

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