NASA is America’s civil space program and the global leader in space exploration. At its 20 centers and facilities across the country – and the only National Laboratory in space – NASA studies Earth, including its climate, our Sun, and our solar system and beyond. The agency conducts research, testing, and development to advance aeronautics, including electric propulsion and supersonic flight, and develops and funds space technologies that will enable future exploration and benefit life on Earth.
Finding Funding Opportunities
Researchers can search for funding opportunities in the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) or browse funding opportunities on the NASA website.
Submission Portal and Format
NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) includes registration information, member login and quick search for solicitations due in the next 30 days.
Grant Terms and Conditions
Note that MIT is a Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) School subject to the Research Terms and Conditions (RTC). Research terms and conditions for all federal agencies are available on the Research Terms and Conditions page hosted on the NSF website; the most current NASA RTC document is listed in the Agency Specific Requirements section. Also review the Prior Approval Matrix at the NSF site which explains what transactions require Agency prior approval or have been waived.
Disclosures, Checklists and Other Guidance
- NASA Disclosure Guidance
- NASA PI Status and Definitions
- NASA Graduate Research Fellowship Programs
- NASA Grant Grant/Cooperative Agreement No-cost Extension Request Portal
More Information from NASA
- NASA Science – For Researchers: Includes solicitation information, FAQs, science data and other PI resources.
- NASA Shared Services Center - Grants: Includes grants status search, grant forms, grant management training and other useful information.
- NASA Grants Policy and Compliance – Regulations and Guidance: Includes current policy guidance documents such as The NASA Proposer’s Guidebook and the Grant and Cooperative Agreement Manual (GCAM).