This is an open announcement. NIAC proposals will be welcome from unaffiliated individuals, or those affiliated with any educational institution, commercial or not-for-profit organization, research laboratory, agency, or NASA Center (including JPL). The lead proposer must be a U.S. citizen or working in the U.S., but teaming by non-US organizations will be permitted, subject to NASA’s policy on foreign participation.
FY 2012 Phase I NRA
The 2012 NIAC Phase I NASA Research Announcement (NRA) was due on February 9, 2012. This year we offered a two-step proposal process: Step A will request only a short initial description of your concept (due on February 9, 2012). Eligible and competitive Step A proposers will be invited to submit a full proposal in Step B. Details of scope and selection criteria for both Step A and Step B will be published in the NIAC NRA.
FY 2012 Phase II NRA
The first NIAC Phase II NASA Research Announcement was released on April 25, 2012. NIAC is seeking proposals to continue promising Phase I studies. These cutting-edge concepts have the potential to transform future exploration missions, enable new capabilities, or significantly alter current approaches to launching, building, and operating aerospace systems.
This limited solicitation is due on June 6, 2012 and only for current NIAC Phase I concepts or prior NIAC studies that have not already completed Phase II.
Press Release: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/apr/12-137_NIAC_PhaseII.html