University Leadership Initiative (ULI)

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 29th, 2024
Close Date
May 29th, 2024
Opportunity No.
NNH24ZEA001N-ULI

Agency

NASA Headquarters (NASA-HQ)

Eligible Applicants

Unrestricted

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The University Leadership Initiative (ULI) grant opportunity, posted by NASA Headquarters, is seeking research proposals from university teams in the field of aeronautics. The ULI provides the opportunity for university teams to exercise technical and organizational leadership by proposing unique technical challenges in aeronautics and applying innovative teaming strategies to strengthen research impact. The grant focuses on six ULI topic areas, including safe and efficient growth in global operations, innovation in commercial high-speed aircraft, ultra-efficient subsonic transports, safe, quiet, and affordable vertical lift air vehicles, in-time system-wide safety assurance, and assured autonomy for aviation transformation. The grant requires a two-step proposal submission and evaluation process, with a short mandatory Step-A proposal due on May 29, 2024. Highly rated Step-A proposals will be invited to submit a Step-B proposal. All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES. An Applicant's Workshop will be held on April 3, 2024, and interested partners can be listed by contacting hq-univpartnerships@mail.nasa.gov. For more information, please visit the following link: link.

Description

Amendment 2 to the NASA ARMD Research Opportunities in Aeronautics (ROA) 2024 NRA has been posted on the NSPIRES web site. University Leadership Initiative (ULI) provides the opportunity for university teams to exercise technical and organizational leadership in proposing unique technical challenges in aeronautics, defining multi-disciplinary solutions, establishing peer review mechanisms, and applying innovative teaming strategies to strengthen the research impact.Research proposals are sought in six ULI topic areas in Appendix D.4.Topic 1: Safe, Efficient Growth in Global Operations (Strategic Thrust 1)Topic 2: Innovation in Commercial High-Speed Aircraft (Strategic Thrust 2)Topic 3: Ultra-Efficient Subsonic Transports (Strategic Thrust 3) Topic 4: Safe, Quiet, and Affordable Vertical Lift Air Vehicles (Strategic Thrust 4)Topic 5: In-Time System-Wide Safety Assurance (Strategic Thrust 5)Topic 6: Assured Autonomy for Aviation Transformation (Strategic Thrust 6)This NRA will utilize a two-step proposal submission and evaluation process. The initial step is a short mandatory Step-A proposal due May 29, 2024. Those offerors submitting the most highly rated Step-A proposals will be invited to submit a Step-B proposal. All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES at https://nspires.nasaprs.com.An Applicant’s Workshop will be held on Thursday Apr 3, 2024; 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET (https://uli.arc.nasa.gov/applicants-workshops/workshop8).An interested partners list for this ULI is at https://uli.arc.nasa.gov/partners. To be listed as an interested lead or partner, please send electronic mail to hq-univpartnerships@mail.nasa.gov with "ULI Partnerships" in the subject line and include the information required for the table in that web page.

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Grant