FAA Aviation Research Grants Program

Grant Name
FAA Aviation Research Grants Program
Funder
DOT-FAA-FAA ARG(DOT - FAA Aviation Research Grants)
Research Field
Transportation
Deadline
September 7, 2027
Grant Size
$6,000,000
Contact Info
Trina M Bellamy Grants Contracting Officer trina.bellamy@faa.gov
Eligibility
Private institutions of higher education, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Grant Number
20-01
Description

The FAA hereby announces its continuing interest in receiving applications for aviation research grants and cooperative agreements to pursue the long-term growth and short-term technical needs of civil aviation, under this funding opportunity. Eligibility of applicants for the award of an aviation research grant varies depending on the nature of the proposer's organization, as well as the character of the research being proposed. In general, colleges, universities, and other non- profit research institutions under Section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of United States Code, are eligible to apply for an aviation research grant.

The FAA Aviation Research Grants Program encourages and supports innovative, advanced research of potential benefit to the long-term growth of civil aviation and commercial space transportation. The pursuit of basic and applied research in scientific and engineering disciplines that have the potential to further knowledge and understanding on a broad front of emerging technologies is crucial to the realization of this goal. The intent is to encourage applied

research and development to enhance technology assimilation, transfer, and development in the FAA. The FAA Aviation Research Grants Program does not require the immediate application to Research and Development (R&D) programs, although this may occur in some cases. The FAA encourages the

submission of proposals that embrace the entire spectrum of physical, chemical, biological, medical, psychological, mathematical, and engineering sciences.

The following list illustrates topics of interest to those who may consider applying for a grant under this funding opportunity:

1. Capacity and Air Traffic Control Technology

2. Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance

3. Aviation Weather

4. Airports

5. Aircraft Safety Technology

6. Human Factors and Aviation Medicine

7. Systems Science/Operations Research

8. Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), Class E Upper Airspace Traffic Management (ETM), and Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

For more information, please carefully review FAA Notice of Funding Opportunity 20-01, and any supporting attachments.

Funding resources

Purdue Grant Writing Lab: Introduction to Grant Writing Open Link
University of Wisconsin Writing Center: Planning and Writing a Grant Proposal Open Link

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