EXPEDITION SPACE LAB

Funding Opportunities

Expedition Space Lab is built upon the belief that science in space should be within the reach of every educator and student. Each Expedition Space Lab mission highlights free educational programs associated with Space Station Explorers and/or NASA and includes free lessons and resources. Educators can use these free resources to incorporate a “Space Lab” into their organization or classroom.

In addition to these free resources, Expedition Space Lab missions also highlight SSE partner program resources that have associated costs but provide a more engaging learning experience. For example, educators can purchase equipment and kits for their organization or classroom to provide students with hands-on experiments and lessons. Additionally, some SSE partner programs have costs associated with participation.

Below, educators can learn about Expedition Space Lab funding opportunities to cover the costs of additional resources to enhance their Space Lab.

ISS National Lab
Expedition Space Lab funding opportunity

The ISS National Lab is pleased to offer this exciting opportunity for educators to apply for an Expedition Space Lab funding opportunity to purchase resources for their Space Lab. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc. (CASIS), manager of the ISS National Lab, will award up to $10,000 to one organization to put toward purchasing Expedition Space Lab resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are applications being accepted?

Applications will be accepted beginning in February 2022, and the recipient will be announced no later than May 2022.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any educator that is a U.S. citizen from a formal or informal educational organization that works with students is eligible to apply. Student reach and demographics will be considered in application scoring.

How do I apply?

Interested educators must submit an application and a proposed budget outlining the resources the educator would purchase with the funding opportunity money.

Funding Opportunity Webinar

WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?​

If you have any questions, contact the ISS National Lab STEM Education Team at spacelab@issnationallab.org.

"SPACE IS FOR EVERYBODY. IT’S NOT JUST FOR A FEW PEOPLE IN SCIENCE OR MATH, OR FOR A SELECT GROUP OF ASTRONAUTS. THAT’S OUR NEW FRONTIER OUT THERE, AND IT’S EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS TO KNOW ABOUT SPACE." - CHRISTA MCAULIFFE

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