National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

The mission directives of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are to enable a safer, more secure, efficient, and environmentally-friendly air transportation system through aeronautics research; operate the International Space Station and prepare for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit; explore the Earth-Sun system, our own solar system, and the universe beyond; and develop the crosscutting, advanced and pioneering new technologies needed for current and future missions, benefiting the aerospace industry and other agencies, and addressing national needs.

NASA supports research in a wide range of science and technology disciplines. Funding opportunities are announced on the NSPIRES (Nasa Solicitations and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System) site.  NASA uses a peer review process to evaluate and select research proposals submitted in response to these research announcements.