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NASA NIAC Phase II Release (80HQTR18NOA01-18NIAC_A2)

Status Report From: NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts
Posted: Thursday, December 7, 2017

NOI Due date: December 14, 2017 (5:00 pm Eastern Time)
Proposal Due: February 14, 2018 (5:00 pm Eastern Time)
 
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters, released the solicitation, titled “NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), Phase II,” as an Appendix to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) NASA Research Announcement (NRA), titled “Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion - 2018 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2018).”   All NIAC Phase I Fellows or their designees are eligible to submit Phase II proposals based on their Phase I study, provided that they have submitted a Phase I final report by the time they submit their Phase II proposal, and they have not been awarded a Phase II study on that concept.
 
Appendix 80HQTR18NOA01-18NIAC_A2 seeks NIAC Phase II awards that will continue the exploration and development of revolutionary advanced concepts started through a NIAC Phase I award. Phase I study establishes basic feasibility and clear potential benefit. Phase II study extends, refines, and builds upon this. Phase II studies address key remaining unknowns, assumptions, risks, and paths forward. This should explicitly include cost, performance vs. alternatives, development steps and time, and key enabling technologies. These results aim to provide a sound basis for NASA to consider the concept for further development and a future mission, substantiated with a description of applicable scientific and technical disciplines necessary for development.
 
All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES by an authorized organizational representative (AOR). Detailed submission instructions are provided in the SpaceTech-REDDI-2018 NRA, as well as the Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Funding Announcement (Edition April 2017). Potential proposers and their proposing organizations are urged to familiarize themselves with the submission system, ensure they are registered in NSPIRES, and submit the required proposal materials well in advance of the deadline.
 
The full document of the solicitation, instructions on how to submit a response and any future FAQ can be found at: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId={DB5722D5-CB87-C65D-E726-25141D34A27A}&path=open
 

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