ARM-UP Appendix B: ARM Investigation Team Phase 1

The summary for the ARM-UP Appendix B: ARM Investigation Team Phase 1 grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the NASA Headquarters, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
ARM-UP Appendix B: ARM Investigation Team Phase 1: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to release a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), titled Asteroid Redirect Mission Umbrella for Partnerships (ARM-UP), to solicit concept studies for basic and applied research and technology demonstrations, and mission investigations through partnerships with NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The ARM provides an important early mission in the cislunar proving ground for deep space human exploration, including Mars, and is managed within the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD). ARM-UP is an umbrella solicitation covering all aspects of applied research and technology for collaboration research and partnerships on the ARM. More information on ARM is available at The ARM-UP umbrella BAA will cover all aspects of applied research and technology for collaboration research and partnerships on the ARM. Specific collaborative research and partnership opportunities will be announced by issuing Appendices to this BAA, to include, but not be limited to: partner-provided investigations through payloads to be hosted on the Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission (ARRM); collaboration through an Investigation Team to support definition of additional mission investigations to be hosted on the ARRM; studies to define mission partnership opportunities toward NASA's planned crewed mission to the asteroid boulder; and studies to define opportunities for access and experimentation at the asteroid boulder after the crewed mission. NASA plans to host a virtual industry forum / community update on September 14, 2016 to provide more information. Details on the forum will be made available at and on the NSPIRES homepage for this solicitation. The first two appendices issued under the umbrella solicitation, “Appendix A: Hosted Payloads on ARRM,” and “Appendix B: ARM Investigation Team Phase 1,” are intended to be available on or about September 6, 2016. Upon release, Appendix B will be found via the following steps: 1. Open the NSPIRES homepage at 2. Select "Solicitations" 3. Select "Open Solicitations” 4. Select "Asteroid Redirect Mission Umbrella for Partnerships (ARM-UP)” 5. Select List of Open Program Elements 6. Select “Appendix B: ARM Investigation Team Phase 1” 7. Select the “Appendix B: ARM Investigation Team Phase 1” document under Announcement Documents. Through Appendix B: ARM Investigation Team Phase 1, NASA invites scientists, engineers, technologists, and other qualified and interested individuals to apply for membership on the Investigation Team (IT) for the ARM. The individuals selected to the ARM IT will lead or assist in the implementation of mission investigations focused on the following four main areas as they support the robotic and crewed segment objectives: science, planetary defense, asteroidal resources and in-situ resource utilization (ISRU), and capability and technology demonstrations. The IT will initially consist of members who will participate in the ARRM definition, design, development, and operations planning with the goal of maximizing the probability of mission success and the knowledge return from the mission. Limited support for postdoctoral research is planned to be provided as part of the ARM Investigation Team effort. The IT will work in collaboration with NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) ARM management and technical personnel to provide expert knowledge and input in the planning of all aspects of the ARRM, which includes spacecraft interfaces, requirements, outbound cruise and asteroid rendezvous, asteroid characterization, boulder selection and capture, planetary defense demonstration, and transfer to cislunar space, as well as design considerations as they relate to the Asteroid Redirect Crewed Mission (ARCM). The IT will also work with the ARCM project team to develop plans to explore the asteroidal material returned to cislunar space, investigate the boulder after capture during the ARRM, and assist in extravehicular activity (EVA) site selection, sample acquisition, and sample curation. Appendix B is open to U.S. government agencies, NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), U.S. national laboratories, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), non-government U.S. institutions (companies, universities, nonprofit organizations), and international organizations. Proposals from international organizations must comply with NASA policies regarding the conduct of research with non-U.S. organizations. NASA intends to provide funding for selected IT member time and travel. NASA plans to require offered capabilities or contributed resources by the proposing organization as an eligibility criteria for these partnerships. These capabilities or contributions could include facilities, equipment, tools and other non-cash capabilities or in-kind contributions in support of the proposed investigation(s) or other specific duties of the IT members. Additional eligibility information is included in the Appendix and the umbrella BAA. Notices of Intent to propose for Appendix B are strongly encouraged, but are not required. NOIs must be submitted electronically via NSPIRES ( by October 6, 2016. Not submitting an NOI will not impact the selection process. Proposals for Appendix B are due on November 3, 2016. Proposals must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization. Proposals must be submitted electronically. Proposers may use either NSPIRES ( or ( for proposal submission. Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to this Appendix must be registered with NSPIRES, and such registration must identify the authorized organization representative(s) who will submit the electronic proposal. Instructions on how to register in NSPIRES are provided in the Appendix and the umbrella BAA. Each electronic proposal system places requirements on the registration of principal investigators and other participants (e.g., co-investigators). Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the system(s) well in advance of the proposal due date(s) to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information. Questions with regard to responding to this Appendix may be addressed to the contacts referenced in the full solicitation document. This is a broad agency announcement as specified in §FAR 6.102 (d)(2). Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at,, or, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.
Federal Grant Title: ARM-UP Appendix B: ARM Investigation Team Phase 1
Federal Agency Name: NASA Headquarters (NASA-HQ)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NNH16ZCQ002K-ITP1
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 43.003
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: November 3rd, 2016
Original Application Deadline: November 3rd, 2016
Posted Date: September 6th, 2016
Creation Date: September 6th, 2016
Archive Date: December 3rd, 2016
Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: September 6th, 2016
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Link to Full Grant Announcement
ARM-UP Appendix B page in NSPIRES
Grant Announcement Contact
Mr. Daniel Mazanek, Mission Investigator - Asteroid Redirect Mission,

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