D.4 University Leadership Initiative (ULI) - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Opportunity NumberNNH19ZEA001N-ULI
Opportunity TitleD.4 University Leadership Initiative (ULI)
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Post DateApril 8, 2020 (Wednesday)
Last Updated DateApril 8, 2020 (Wednesday)
Close DateJune 30, 2020 (Tuesday)

Funding Detail Description

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 seven ULI topic areas in Appendix D.4. Topic 1: Safe, Efficient Growth in Global Operations (Strategic Thrust 1) Topic 2: Innovation in Commercial Supersonic 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) Topic 7: Novel In-Flight and Ground Measurement Techniques for Hypersonic Flight This NRA will utilize a two-step proposal submission and evaluation process. The initial step is a short mandatory Step-A proposal due June 30, 2020. 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 April 30, 2020; 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET (https://ac.arc.nasa.gov/ppbriefing/ and sign in as a “Guest” using your full name).

Funding Additional Information

Agency NameNASA Headquarters
Important Dates
Post DateApril 8, 2020 (Wednesday)
Close DateJune 30, 2020 (Tuesday)
Last Updated DateApril 8, 2020 (Wednesday)
Archive DateJuly 30, 2020 (Thursday)
Awards DetailNot Available
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Additional InformationClick on the following link to see the full text of the announcement for this funding opportunity.
Additional Information URLhttps://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId={349AB2FC-DD8D-7BD5-18D4-4DFDC53425E2}&path=&method=init

CFDA Numbers

Next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this grant.
  • 43.002 - Aeronautics

Categories of Funding Activities

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Category Explanation

  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below)
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Individuals
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses
  • Others

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor ContactTechnical POC: Koushik Datta
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