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:
Novel In-Flight and Ground Measurement Techniques for Hypersonic Flight This NRA will utilize a two-step proposal submission and evaluation process.
The initial step is a short mandatory Step-A proposal due June 30, 202 0. 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 April 30, 2020; 1:00-3:00 p.m.
ET (https://ac.arc.nasa.gov/ppbriefing/ and sign in as a “Guest” using your full name).