Science


Agency - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration serves as the nation's forefront of such exploration and continues to pioneer in aeronautics, exploration systems, science and space operations.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.
Website Address

http://www.nasa.gov





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of California, Irvine $ 655,660   2006-06-012028-02-29
University Of California, Los Angeles $ 1,099,543   2015-02-042026-02-03
University Of Arizona $ 580,509   2018-02-272024-02-26
University Of California, Davis $ 100,235   2017-12-082023-12-31
California Institute Of Technology $ 239,397   2018-12-042023-12-31
University Of Wisconsin System $ 125,740   2018-11-262023-11-25
Arizona State University $ 50,000   2018-09-162023-09-15
University Of Chicago, The $ 28,122   2018-09-052023-09-04
Georgia Tech Research Corporation $ 1,598,358   2018-09-012023-08-31
Regents Of The University Of Michigan $ 23,200   2018-09-012023-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Basic Research, Educational Outreach, or Training Opportunities in the area of Science.

Basic Research, Educational Outreach, or Training Opportunities in the area of Science. Science funds (Treasury Account Symbol = 80 0120) will be used to fund NASA Federal Financial Assistance awards with institutions of higher education and/or other non-profit entities.

85 Percent.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Basic Research, Educational Outreach, or Training Opportunities in the area of Science. Science funds (Treasury Account Symbol = 80 0120) will be used to fund NASA Federal Financial Assistance awards.

Review funding opportunity for specific eligibility requirements.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Basic Research, Educational Outreach, or Training Opportunities in the area of Science. Science funds (Treasury Account Symbol = 80 0120) will be used to fund NASA Federal Financial Assistance awards with institutions of higher education and/or other non-profit entities.

Credentials/Documentation

Financial Assistance Use of Universal Identifier (DUNS) & SAM requirements. Review NASA Proposers Guide for specific certifications and assurance requirements,. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

All Principle Investigators and Co-Investigators are required to register in NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integration and Review System (NSPIRES) https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external.

See NASA Proposer's Guide.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. General application processes and procedures are found in the NASA Proposers Guide. Review the individual funding opportunity announcement and updates for specific application procedures, including requirements for intent to apply and phase 1/phase 2 applications. (1) Broad Agency Announcements (Competitive) (2) Unsolicited Proposals (Non-Competitive) (3) Single-Recipient (Non-Competitive) Regulations for cooperative agreements with commercial firms that have a required cost share elements are found at 14 CFR 1274.

Award Procedures

General award processes and procedures are found in the NASA Proposers Guide. Review the individual funding opportunity announcement and updates for any deviations that may apply to that funding opportunity.

Deadlines

Oct 01, 2017: Review funding opportunity announcement for specific deadlines and other key dates.

Authorization

Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

From 30 to 60 days.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. Individual programs may have a cost share or match requirement - see funding opportunity announcement to determine if that program requires cost share or match. Awards made to commercial firms require cost share - see funding announcement for more information. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Generally, up to three years but no more than five years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual Progress Reports (Summary of Annual Progress/Metrics); Quarterly Progress Reports (Summary of Quarterly Progress/Metrics), Summary of Research/Educational Outreach Reports, and FFATA (FSRS) Reports.

NASA has a New Technology Reporting requirement.

See NASA Grants and Cooperative Agreement for interim and final reporting requirements. Some funding opportunities may had additional reporting requirements.

SF-425.

NASA uses the Research Performance Progress Report.

SF-425.

The requesting office is required to monitor recipient performance for an incremental period in a manner that permits evaluation and review of the effort performed.

For example, measurement criteria may include: (1) Meeting specified milestones between beginning and ending dates, (2) Successful completion of significant activities or objectives identified, and/or (3) On-time delivery of reports and other required documentation.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

NASA follows the requirements from 2 CFR 200.333.

Financial Information

Account Identification

80-0120-0-1-252 - Science.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $722,802,672; FY 17 est $653,000,000; and FY 18 est $653,000,000 - Funding was used to support discretionary grants and cooperative agreements.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

General and Special Conditions (Award Terms) 2 CFR 1800 14 CFR 1274 NASA Grant & Cooperative Agreement Handbook

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Jennifer Richards 300 E Street, SW, Mail Stop: LH010, Washington, District of Columbia 20546 Email: jennifer.l.richards@nasa.gov Phone: (202) 358-0047 Fax: (202) 358-3082.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Evaluation of intrinsic merit includes consideration of the following factors: (i) Overall scientific or technical merit of the proposal and/or unique and innovative methods, approaches, concepts, or advanced technologies demonstrated by the proposal; (ii) Proposer?s capabilities, related experience, facilities, techniques, or unique combination of these which are integral factors for achieving the proposal's objectives; (iii) The qualifications, capabilities, and experience of the proposed principal investigator, team leader, or key personnel critical in achieving the proposal objectives; and (iv) Evaluation against the state-of-the-art. Review panels are instructed not to compare proposals to each other; all comparative evaluations are conducted by NASA program personnel.



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