Space Technology Research Institutes

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Space Technology Research Institutes: The purpose of this notice is to provide potential offerors opportunities to provide comments on the draft Appendix.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters is issuing a Draft Appendix entitled "Space Technology Research Institutes" to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) umbrella NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled "Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion 2016 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2016) for comment.

The Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking to invest, via research institutes, in university-led, multidisciplinary basic research and technology development within particular areas of strong interest to NASA and the wider aerospace community. The institutes construct allows for the participation of experts from a wide range of fields and organizations in a single distributed research structure, enabling greater progress and benefit for all involved. Research institutes facilitate a more sustained and coordinated set of research and development efforts than typically arise from separate solicitations and individual research grants. In addition, because the institute maintains this focus for an extended period, more effective and substantial research progress is envisioned for the featured research areas. An awarded institute will typically be 5 years in duration and up to $15M total over the 5-year period. Only U.S. universities are eligible to submit proposals; teaming with other universities is required, and teaming with non-profit entities and industry is permitted. See draft Appendix section 3.0 for full list of eligibility requirements. The award instrument will be a grant. Is available at FBO (see link below)or NSPIRES.

The purpose of the draft Appendix is to solicit comments and questions on the subject requirement prior to issuance of the final Appendix. Questions/comments are strongly encouraged from potential offerors on all aspects of the draft Appendix. The input to the draft Appendix will be considered in formulating the final Appendix. The Government is not requesting proposals in response to this draft Appendix, does not intend to make an award on the basis of this draft Appendix or to pay for any information received regarding this draft Appendix. The anticipated release date of the final Appendix is on or about July 1, 2016 with an anticipated closing date for preliminary proposals of on or about July 28, 2016 and full proposals due on or about October 24, 2016. Only invited offerors can submit full proposals. The firm date for receipt of preliminary proposals will be stated in the final Appendix.

The final Appendix and any documents related to this procurement will be available by opening the NSPIRES homepage at by selecting "Solicitations," then selecting "Open Solicitations," and, finally, selecting "Space Technology Research Institutes."
It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of the final Appendix and amendments (if any).
All contractual and technical questions must be submitted in writing to Telephone questions will not be accepted.
Federal Grant Title: Space Technology Research Institutes
Federal Agency Name: NASA Headquarters
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NNH16ZOA001N-16STRII-B3
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 322939
CFDA Descriptions: Space Technology
Current Application Deadline: Oct 24, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Oct 24, 2016
Posted Date: May 25, 2016
Creation Date: May 25, 2016
Archive Date: Nov 23, 2016
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $15,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
See draft announcement for clarification.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
FBO link to Draft STRI solicitation
Grant Announcement Contact
Claudia M. Meyer, Program Exec
Program Officer

NASA Headquarters 202-358-0302
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