The International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory is a crewed low Earth orbit (LEO) platform for research, development, and education that inspires innovation and provides opportunities for discovery to benefit humankind.
Conducting research on the ISS National Laboratory demonstrates to U.S. citizens and the world that space is accessible, affordable, and capable of supporting the research and development necessary to make the fundamental business case for sustainable industrial demand in LEO. The ISS National Laboratory has a congressionally mandated mission to maximize use of this unique space-based facility to accelerate knowledge and foster commercial development through research and development.
Open period: 12/23/2021 – 03/21/2022
The purpose of this solicitation is to attract proposals that make use of the ISS National Lab for research projects in the fields related to the NSF Transport Phenomena Cluster and Nanoscale Interaction programs.
Open period: 12/07/2021 – 05/02/2022
The purpose of this NLRA is to solicit proposals focused on flight investigations within applied R&D, translational medicine, technology readiness level maturation, and technology demonstrations.
Open period: 12/03/2021 – 03/08/2022
The purpose of this solicitation is to attract proposals that make use of the ISS National Lab for flight research projects in the field of biomedical engineering.
Open period: 10/28/2021 – 5/9/2022
The ISS National Lab Sustainability Challenge: Beyond Plastics aims to utilize the orbiting laboratory to advance sustainability research that addresses the plastics dilemma.
Open period: 10/19/2021 – 3/20/2022
The purpose of this ISS National Lab Research Announcement is to solicit proposals for applied R&D seeking to demonstrate space-based biomanufacturing activities in microgravity.
2021 – 2022 ISS National Lab Solicitation Schedule
NLRA: In-Space Production Applications: Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
RELEASE: February 2022
CONCEPT SUMMARY SUBMISSION PERIOD: February – April 2022
FULL PROPOSALS DUE: June 2022
PROJECT SELECTION: August 2022
Technology in Space Prize (funded by Boeing and CASIS in partnership with MassChallenge)
RELEASE: February 2022
CONCEPT SUMMARY SUBMISSION PERIOD: February – July 2022
FULL PROPOSALS DUE: September 2022
PROJECT SELECTION: October 2022
NLRA: Leveraging the ISS National Lab to Enable K-12 Education, Higher Education, and Digital Engagement
RELEASE: March 2022
CONCEPT SUMMARY SUBMISSION PERIOD: March – May 2022
FULL PROPOSALS DUE: July 2022
PROJECT SELECTION: September 2022
Please note that the ISS National Lab will not consider proposals received from a non-U.S. person, as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).