University Leadership Initiative (ULI)

The summary for the University Leadership Initiative (ULI) 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.
University Leadership Initiative (ULI): 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 Applicant’s Workshop will be held on Thursday Apr 3, 2024; 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET ( interested partners list for this ULI is at To be listed as an interested lead or partner, please send electronic mail to [email protected] with "ULI Partnerships" in the subject line and include the information required for the table in that web page.
Federal Grant Title: University Leadership Initiative (ULI)
Federal Agency Name: NASA Headquarters (NASA-HQ)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NNH24ZEA001N-ULI
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 43.002
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 29th, 2024
Original Application Deadline: May 29th, 2024
Posted Date: February 29th, 2024
Creation Date: February 29th, 2024
Archive Date: June 28th, 2024
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: February 29th, 2024
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
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Grant Announcement Contact
NASA Technical Point of Contact concerning this program: Gelsomina (Mina) Cappuccio
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