LEARN Project

Leading Edge Aeronautics Research for NASA (LEARN) Project for Non-NASA Researchers

After eight rounds of awards, the LEARN Project is being phased out. There will be no new LEARN solicitations and awards.

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2016 LEARN Phase II Award

Period of performance: June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017

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2016 LEARN Phase I Awards

Period of performance: June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017

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2015 LEARN UAS Autonomy Test Bed Phase I Awards

Period of performance: December 1, 2015 to November 30, 2016

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2015 LEARN Phase II Awards

Period of performance: September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016

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2015 LEARN Phase I Awards

Period of performance: March 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016

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2014 LEARN Phase II Awards

Period of performance: March 16, 2014, to September 15, 2015

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2014 LEARN Phase I Awards

Period of performance: January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014

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2012 LEARN Phase I Awards

Period of performance: November 16, 2012 to November 15, 2013

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The LEARN Project provided opportunities for innovators from outside NASA to perform research, analysis, and proof-of-concept development of their novel ideas that have the potential to meet national aeronautics needs. The Project provided resources for early-stage efforts not supported by NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) Programs and Projects, with the goal of infusing promising concepts into the ARMD research portfolio or into NASA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for further development. It was open to all domestic researchers. International partners could collaborate with LEARN research teams, but were not eligible to receive funding. NASA civil servants had a similar opportunity through the ARMD Seedling Fund administered by the Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) Project within the ARMD Transformative Aeronautical Concepts (TAC) Program, and were explicitly prohibited from competing for LEARN funding. LEARN solicitations were announced through the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES). The guidelines and requirements for the proposal, proposal format, and the evaluation criteria are available on NSPIRES. Questions on any aspect of the LEARN Fund should be submitted to nasa-learn@mail.nasa.gov.

 

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