Release of NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase II

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Release of NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase II, 80HQTR19NOA01-19NIAC-A2

As an Appendix to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) NASA Research Announcement (NRA), titled "Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion - 2019 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2019)



Appendix 80HQTR19NOA01_19NIAC-A2 seeks NIAC Phase II awards that will continue the exploration and development of revolutionary advanced concepts started through a NIAC Phase I award. While the Phase I study establishes basic feasibility and clear potential benefit, the Phase II study extends, refines, and builds upon this foundation. Phase II studies address key remaining unknowns, assumptions, risks, and paths forward. This should explicitly include cost, performance vs. alternatives, development steps and associated schedule, 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.


Eligibility: This Appendix is open to all categories of U.S organizations, providing that they have successfully completed a NIAC Phase I study that has notalready been followed by selection to Phase II. Please note that NIAC Fellows or their designees of the predecessor NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts are no longer eligible to submit Phase II proposals based on those prior Phase I studies.


Key Dates:


Notice of Intent Due: December 18, 2018, 5 pm ET

Proposal Due: February 13, 2019, 5 pm ET

Selection Date: April 4, 2019 (Target)

Award Date: May 16, 2019 (Target)


Award Details:


Approximate Award Duration: Two years

Expected Typical Award Amount: $500K ($250K per year) Expected Number of Awards: 6-8


To view the solicitation, visit:!{03DCBD1C-6A06-828C-2FDB-EF9FDBF711FA}&path=open

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