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Space Technology Research Institutes (STRI)

The goal of the Space Technology Research Institutes (STRI) Appendix is to strengthen NASA’s ties to the academic community through long-term, sustained investment in research and technology development critical to NASA’s future. The STRIs will enhance and broaden the capabilities of the Nation’s universities to meet the needs of NASA’s science and technology programs. These investments will also create, fortify, and nurture the talent base of highly skilled engineers, scientists, and technologists to improve America’s technological and economic competitiveness.

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An STRI is intended to research and exploit cutting-edge advances in technology with the potential for revolutionary impact on future aerospace capabilities. At the same time, it will expand the U.S. talent base in research and development. An STRI has the following key features:

  • Empowered university-led team
  • Guiding Vision with resilient research strategy
  • Specific research objectives with credible expected outcomes in 5 years
  • Multidisciplinary research program
  • Leveraging SOA capabilities (likely created by OGA investments)
  • Talented, diverse, cross-disciplinary and fully integrated team
  • Low to mid TRL
  • Innovative technical approaches
  • (Lots of) publications and open source access to results

Please direct questions about the Space Technology Research Institutes opportunity to:

2022 STRI Awards
2020 STRI Awards

2018 STRI Awards
2016 STRI Awards