Supporting research in science and technology is an important part of NASA's overall mission. NASA solicits this research through the release of various research announcements in a wide range of science and technology disciplines. NASA uses a peer review process to evaluate and select research proposals submitted in response to these research announcements. Researchers can help NASA achieve national research objectives by submitting research proposals and conducting awarded research.
NSPIRES now allow users to SEARCH for and view Proposals and NOIs due in 30 days, FUTURE, and OPEN, CLOSED/PAST NASA research announcements. The full text of the Solicitation Announcements and information about selected proposals, if available, can be viewed and downloaded.
|Title||Number||Sponsor Org||NOI Due||Prop Due|
|A.11 Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Science Team||NNH23ZDA001N-SWOTST||NASA:HQ:SMD:ES||--||12/15/2023|
|A.38 PACE Science and Applications Team||NNH23ZDA001N-PACE||NASA:HQ:SMD:ES||--||12/05/2023|
|A.40 GLOBE Implementation Office||NNH23ZDA001N-GIO||NASA:HQ:SMD:ES||--||12/20/2023|
|A.65 FireSense Implementation Team||NNH23ZDA001N-FSIT||NASA:HQ:SMD:ES||12/11/2023||01/18/2024|
|A.66 CYGNSS for Action: Phase-1 Studies||NNH23ZDA001N-CYG4AS||NASA:HQ:SMD:ES||12/07/2023||01/23/2024|
|C.18 Planetary Science Early Career Award||NNH23ZDA001N-ECA||NASA:HQ:SMD:PS||--||12/07/2023|
|D.3 Astrophysics Research and Analysis||NNH23ZDA001N-APRA||NASA:HQ:SMD:AP||12/15/2023||--|
|D.7 Strategic Astrophysics Technology||NNH23ZDA001N-SAT||NASA:HQ:SMD:AP||12/15/2023||--|
|Request for Information: Lunar Infrastructure Foundational Technologies-1 (LIFT-1) Demonstration||80HQTR24L002_LIFT1||NASA:HQ:STMD:TDM||12/18/2023||--|
|Science Mission Directorate Single-Source - by invitation only (2023)||SMDSS23||NASA:HQ:SMD||--||12/31/2023|
|XMM-Newton Cycle 22||XMMNC22||NASA:HQ:SMD:AP||--||12/08/2023|
Solicitations and selected proposals for years prior to NSPIRES implementation, January 1, 2005, were posted manually; therefore, some postings for years 2000-2004 may not be as complete as those posted through the NSPIRES system from 2005 to the present.
To submit a research proposal to NASA, individuals and the organizations with which they are affiliated must be registered in NSPIRES. Individuals may register at any time. Organizations are required to have a valid registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) before they can register in NSPIRES.
Anyone can become a registered user of NSPIRES. Registration is required in order to:
However, in order to submit proposals or manage an organization, a user must be affiliated with an organization registered with NSPIRES.Begin User Registration
Registering with NSPIRES will enable your organization to manage and submit proposals to NASA for consideration of an award.
Organizations that would like to register with NSPIRES are required to have a valid registration with the System for Award Management (SAM). Once the organization has a SAM record, the listed Organization Point of Contact must register as a user with NSPIRES, log on, then begin the organization registration process.
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In order to submit a proposal, an organization must have a valid SAM registration. This process can take several days so please begin well in advance of the proposal due date. Organizations that do not have a valid Cage Code must contact the NSPIRES Help Desk immediately in order to finalize organization registration.Continue Reading
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NSPIRES contains CUI information. By logging into this system, you have agreed to comply with NASA’s CUI policies. Information on CUI, can be found at this link https://www.nasa.gov/content/controlled-unclassified-information.
Only use the following e-mail address to submit inquiries or comments on NASA research solicitations and policies, or to raise questions and issues concerning NSPIRES to the responsible NASA Line Manager: Justin E. Mathurin.
Do not send correspondence concerning general matters, employment, or unsolicited research concepts. General inquiries will not be answered. See the links below for other helpful resources.