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Various NASA offices have begun to publish their research announcements over the Internet, broadening the opportunity for researchers to apply for funding:

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Office of Space Science (Code S)

NASA's Space Science Enterprise is making headlines and answering some of humanity's oldest and deepest questions. The Office of Space Science is responsible for NASA's research from the middle levels of Earth's atmosphere to the edge of the Universe. It's all part of the quest to understand our cosmic origins and destiny.
Home Page Main Research Opportunity Page

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Please note that the new WWW address for the Proposal Processing Page, previously at 131.182.116.166/ (cited in various NRA's, etc.) is http://props.oss.hq.nasa.gov. 131.182.116.166/ no longer operates.

Current Research Announcement(s) Important Dates
Announcement: NASA IRTF Observing Time
  • Released: 3 March 1999
  • Proposals Due: 1 April 1999
NRA 99-OSS-02: Compton GRO Guest Observer
  • Released: 1 February 1999
  • Proposals Due: 6 May 1999
  • Estimated selection date: Sept. 1999
NRA 99-OSS-01: Research Opportunities in Space Science (ROSS/Omnibus NRA)
  • Released: 19 January 1999
  • Notice of Intent Due: Various
  • Proposals Due: Various
  • Estimated selection date: Various
AN 99-OSS-01: : Guest Observing proposals for ESA's X-ray Multi-mirror Mission
NASA is pleased to call to the attention of members of the U.S. scientific community the release by the European Space Agency (ESA) of the Announcement of Opportunity (AO), "XMM Call for Observing Proposals", soliciting Guest Observing proposals for ESA's X-ray Multi-mirror Mission (XMM).
  • Released: 19 January 1999
  • Proposals Due: 17 April 1999
  • Notification of Result: Fall 1999

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Office of Earth Science (Code Y)

The Earth Science Enterprise captures our spirit of exploration and focuses it back on the Earth. NASA and its interagency and international partners are striving to discover patterns in climate that will allow us to predict and respond to environmental events - such as floods and severe winters-well in advance of their occurrence. Nations, regions, and individuals can then use this knowledge to prepare for these events, likely saving countless lives and resources.

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Current Research Announcement(s) Important Dates

NRA-99-OES-01: Opportunities to Participate in the New Millennium Program Earth Observing-1 Mission Instrument Performance Evaluation and Data Validation
  • Release Date: April 2, 1999
  • Letters of Intent Due: May 17, 1999
  • Proposals Due: June 17, 1999

10-00007: Advanced Information Systems Technology Request For Information (RFI)
  • Release Date: March 17, 1999
  • Proposals Due: May 18, 1999

AO-99-OES-01: Lightweight Synthetic Aperture Radar (LIGHTSAR)
 
  • Release Date: March 5, 1999
  • Register/Submit Questions for
    Preprosal Conference: March 12, 1999
  • Preproposal Conference: March 18, 1999
  • Notice of Intent Due: April 5, 1999
  • Proposals Due: May 10, 1999
  • Estimated selection date: July 1999

NASA Graduate Student Fellowships In Earth System Science
 
  • Proposals Due: March 15 1999
  • Estimated selection date: June 30 1999

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Office of Life and Microgravity Science and Applications (Code U)

The Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications (OLMSA) leads the nation's efforts in life and microgravity sciences, related technology development, and applications using the attributes of the space environment to advance knowledge, to improve the quality of life on Earth, and to strengthen the foundations for continuing the exploration and utilization of space.

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Discipline Current Research Announcement(s) Important Dates
Life Sciences  NRA 99-HEDS-01: Research Opportunities in Space Life Sciences: Advanced Human Support Technology Program
  • Release: Jan. 15, 1999
  • LOI Due: Feb. 16, 1998
  • Proposal Due: April 15, 1999
  • Estimated Selection: Sept./Oct. 1999

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Small Business, University, and non-profit Research Institution: Technology Innovation and Research Programs (SBIR/STTR)

SBIR is the acronym for the Small Business Innovation Research Program. The SBIR Program was established by Congress in 1982 to provide seed capital to assist American-owned small businesses to participate in U.S. federal agency research and development efforts. Legislation enacted in 1992 extended and strengthened the SBIR Program and increased its emphasis on pursuing commercial applications of innovations developed with SBIR funding.

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program awards contracts to small business concerns for cooperative research and development with a research institution through a uniform, three-phase process. STTR, though modeled after the SBIR Program, is a separate activity and is separately funded.

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Program Current Research Announcement(s) Important Dates
STTR STTR 1999 Program Solicitation - Phase 1
  • Release: March 2, 1999
  • Proposal Due: May 14, 1999
  • Estimated Selection: August 1999
SBIR no current Announcement   

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Minority University Research and Education Division (Code E)

NASA's Office of Equal Opportunity Programs (Code E) established the Minority University Research and Education Division (MURED) in 1990 to increase the Agency's responsiveness to Federal mandates related to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Other Minority Universities (OMUs), including Hispanic Serving Institutions and Tribal Colleges and Universities. The MURED is responsible for formulating and executing the Agency's Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) budget, developing agency wide policies, procedures and guidelines that enhance the involvement of HBCUs and OMUs in the Agency's mission.

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Current Solicitation(s) Important Dates
NRA-99-OEOP-4: Partnership Awards For Innovative and Unique Education and Research Projects
  • Release: Jan. 15, 1999
  • Notice of Intent Due: Feb. 22, 1999
  • Proposals Due: April 23, 1999
  • Selection Announcement: June 1999

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Education Division, Office of Human Resources and Education (Code FE)

NASA's education vision is to promote excellence in America's education systems by providing access and engagement in NASA's exciting missions. As a government agency whose basic product is the advancement of human knowledge, NASA hopes that the inspiration and intellectual excitement inherent in the Aeronautics and Space Program will enrich the study of social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and technology at all levels of education. NASA is committed to promoting excellence in education, supporting the teaching profession, and increasing awareness of the impact science, mathematics, and technology will have on the quality of life in the 21st century.

NASA also works with the National Research Council to offer the Resident Research Associateship Program. This program allows persons interested in postdoctoral research to bring their special knowledge and research talents to work in areas of interest to the NASA centers and laboratories. For more information see the National Research Council Research Associateship Programs website.

Home Page Main Solicitation Page

Current Announcement(s) Important Dates
no current Announcement   

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Office of Aeronautics and Space Transportation Technology (Code R)

The Office of Aeronautics and Space Transportation Technology, also known as the Aeronautics Enterprise, is one of the four NASA Strategic Enterprises established to address key agency activities. Our Enterprise's work in science and technology is aimed at sustaining U.S. leadership in civil aeronautics and space transportation. Both play a vital role in the economic health and national security of the Nation. Our Enterprise emphasizes customer involvement in the planning and conduct of its programs. For over 75 years, NASA and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, have worked closely with U.S. industry, universities, and other Federal agencies to give the U.S. a preeminent position in aeronautics. We have expanded this relationship to include aerospace companies, and are now working to revolutionize America's space launch capabilities.

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Current Solicitation(s) Important Dates
no current Announcement   

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NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts

NIAC will be seeking proposals from the science and engineering community to develop "revolutionary", advanced concepts in aeronautics and space. These advanced concepts should be "new", "revolutionary", "imaginative" and aimed at becoming aerospace missions for the time frame of 10 to 40 years in the future.

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Current Research Announcement(s) Important Dates
no current Announcement   

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Guidance for the Preparation and Submission of Unsolicited Proposals

NASA depends upon the private sector -- industry, educational institutions and other nonprofit organizations -- for the greater part of its research needs. Therefore, NASA encourages the submission of unique and innovative unsolicited proposals which will further the Agency's mission.

NASA Guidance for the Preparation and Submission of Unsolicited Proposals


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Last Updated: March 26 1999