If you have specific questions that are not answered here, please contact Sustainability@ISSNationalLab.org
Which Implementation Partner or ISS National Lab facility possesses the resources and abilities for my project?
Please visit our Implementation Partner (IP) webpage, where each IP presents an overview of its capabilities to enable a quick assessment of those that may best fit your needs. CASIS follows a specific process for Implementation Partner selection by the PI after a Step 1: Concept Summary submission is approved. For ISS National Lab facilities, the ISS Researcher Guide Series is a useful starting point, with a more detailed listing available at the Space Station Research Explorer website.
From my understanding, the proposals will be focused on the reduction of plastics and plastic waste that are coming from space activities. Is that correct?
The Sustainability Challenge seeks to leverage the ISS and its unique environment, such as microgravity, to research solutions and processes to reduce plastic waste and to seek alternatives to plastics for use on Earth. We are not seeking to address the use of plastics in space, but rather how we can contribute to solutions to the plastics dilemma on Earth.
Does the 2022 ISS National Lab Sustainability Challenge: Beyond Plastics funding opportunity allow multiple concept submissions from the same institution?
U.S. persons or institutions are welcome to submit multiple concepts. For those PIs wishing to submit multiple concepts, the emphasis areas/topics must be different for each concept proposed.