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University Leadership Initiative (ULI)

ID: NNH24ZEA001N-ULI • Type: Posted


Amendment 2 to the NASA ARMD Research Opportunities in Aeronautics (ROA) 2024 NRA has been posted on the NSPIRES web site. 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 six ULI topic areas in Appendix D.4.

Topic 1: Safe, Efficient Growth in Global Operations (Strategic Thrust 1)

Topic 2: Innovation in Commercial High-Speed 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)

This NRA will utilize a two-step proposal submission and evaluation process. The initial step is a short mandatory Step-A proposal due May 29, 2024. 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

An Applicant's Workshop will be held on Thursday Apr 3, 2024; 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET (

An interested partners list for this ULI is at To be listed as an interested lead or partner, please send electronic mail to with "ULI Partnerships" in the subject line and include the information required for the table in that web page.


Category of Funding
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Program (CFDA)
Grant Category
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
On 2/29/24 NASA Headquarters posted grant opportunity NNH24ZEA001N-ULI for University Leadership Initiative (ULI). The grant will be issued under grant program 43.002 Aeronautics.


Posted Date
Feb. 29, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
May 29, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 39 Days
Last Updated
Feb. 29, 2024, 10:47 p.m. EST
Archive Date
June 28, 2024


Eligible Applicants
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"


Tamra Ross Analyst
Email Description
The quickest way to resolve questions about this NRA is to e-mail questions to:
Contact Phone
(202) 479-9030
Additional Information
Click on the following link to see the full text of the announcement for this funding opportunity.


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