NIAC Program Has Eended, Web Site Archived by USRA
USRA has operated NIAC for NASA, since its establishment in February 1998, through its closing on August 31, 2007. During this period, NIAC has inspired an atmosphere for innovation that stretched the imagination of the technical community and encouraged revolutionary creativity. As a legacy to this work, USRA has archived the NIAC website to continue to make these data available to the research community.
USRA is honored to have had the opportunity to lead this unique Institute for NASA, and we are appreciative of NASAs support and active participation of its technical staff in NIACs mission.
NIAC Phase II Fellows Selected
The NIAC is pleased to announce the selection of Phase II Fellows from its Call for Proposals 06-02. Five proposed advanced concepts were selected to receive an award from the 14 submitted in response to the Call. Phase II studies are 18 to 24 months in duration and are funded for up to $400,000 dollars.
Phase II Fellows will describe their concepts in presentations at the NIAC 2006 Annual Meeting to be held in Tuscon, AZ October 17 and 18.
Funded to begin work on September 1, 2006 are listed here.Click on the concept title to be linked to an abstract of the concept.
NIAC Phase I Fellows Selected
The NIAC is proud to announce the selection of Phase I Fellows from its Call for Proposals 06-01. Eleven proposals were selected from the 166 submitted in response to the Call. Phase I studies are six to seven months in duration and are funded for up to 75,000 dollars.
Descriptions of these projects will be available soon.
Phase I Fellows will present their concepts in poster format at the NIAC 2006 Annual Meeting to be held in Tuscon, AZ October 17 and 18, and in lecture format at the Fellows Meeting to be held in Atlanta, GA sometime in March 2007.
NIAC Fellows Meeting
The NIAC Fellows Meeting was held March 15-16, 2005, at NIAC Headquarters in Atlanta. Available presentations can be viewed here.
NIAC Student Fellows Announcement
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NIAC seeks to identify creative and innovative undergraduate students who possess an extraordinary potential for developing advanced concepts in the fields of aeronautics, space and the sciences. Each Student Fellow will receive a total of $9,000 for the Academic year 2005-2006. Applicants must have US citizenship or permanent residency status.
NIAC is pleased to announce the release of the next Phase I Call for Proposals, CP 05-01 (PDF). Due date is February 14, 2005.
NIAC has released the 2003-2004 Annual Report (PDF).
NIAC hosted its 6th Annual Meeting on October 19-20, 2004 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seattle, Washington. (more)
NIAC is pleased to announce that the fourteen advanced concepts have been selected to receive a Phase I grant with a starting date of October 1, 2004 (more)
NIAC is pleased to announce concepts have been selected for NSVFP. These students gave oral presentations at the 6th Annual Meeting (more)