The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Emerging Space Office (ESO) within the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters anticipates a release of a solicitation “Appendix B” as an Appendix to the NASA Research Announcement (NRA), titled “Economic Research for Space Development (NNA15ZBP0001N),” on or about October 17, 2016. 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 http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ 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 Appendix B solicitation - NNA15ZBP0001N-B1. 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 2016). 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 December 1, 2016. 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 FedBizOpps.gov, Grants.gov, 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 email@example.com. 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.
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