Date Posted: July 1, 2022
On-line Workshop Date: July 14, 2022 1:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Proposal A Deadline: August 30, 2022
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: Zero Emission Aviation
Topic 8: Materials and Structures for Next-Generation Aerospace Systems
This NRA will utilize a two-step proposal submission and evaluation process. The initial step is a short mandatory Step-A proposal due August 30, 2022. 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 July 14, 2022; 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET (https://uli.arc.nasa.gov/applicants-workshops/workshop6).