The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Emerging Space Office (ESO) located at NASA Ames Research Center anticipates a release of a solicitation "Appendix A" as an Appendix to the NASA Research Announcement (NRA), titled "Economic Research for Space Development(NNA15ZBP0001N)," on or about July 16, 2015. Once the Appendix is posted, the complete solicitation (to include due dates) can be accessed via the following steps: 1. Open the NSPIRES homepage at 2. Select "Solicitations" 3. Select "Open Solicitations" 4. Select "Economic Research for Space Development - NNA15ZBP0001N" 5. Select "List of Open Program Elements" and select the appropriate link for the Apppendix A solicitation - NNA15ZBP0001N-A1. Awards made through this Appendix will be primarily in the form of grants, cooperative agreements, intra-agency transfers, inter-agency transfers, or contracts depending on the nature of the submitting organization and the nature of the proposed effort. The awardee will receive funds based on achieving negotiated milestones. All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES by an authorized organizational representative (AOR). Detailed submission instructions are provided in the Economic Research for Space Development NRA, as well as the Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) or Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) (Edition January 2015). Potential proposers and their proposing organizations are urged to familiarize themselves with the submission system, ensure they are registered in NSPIRES, and submit the required proposal materials well in advance of the deadline. Proposal due date is August 31, 2015. The electronic submission of each proposal's Cover Page/Proposal Summary/Budget Summary is required by the due date for proposal submission. Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at,, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement. Technical, programmatic, and procurement comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to Responses to inquiries will be answered by e-mail and may also be included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located on the NSPIRES page associated with the Appendix; anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Office: NASA Ames Research Center
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement, Grant, Other
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Participation in this program is open to all categories of U.S. organizations. Further explanation can be found in section 3.1 the umbrella NRA.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Appendix Issued: July 16, 2015 Questions Due: July 31, 2015 Notices of Intent Due: August 7, 2015 Proposals Due: August 31, 2015, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time Estimated Award Date: January 2016
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
R Robin De Leon
NAIS Support
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $100,000.00


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