The purpose of this ISS National Lab Research Announcement (NLRA) is to solicit applications for programs, products, and public-private partnerships focused on educational objectives related to the ISS National Lab. This announcement is open to U.S.-based entities (academic, government, commercial, not-for-profit institutions) seeking to establish or expand programs and products in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for students of all ages.
Concepts submitted in response to this announcement must specifically state how proposed initiatives will target and reach underrepresented demographics—and must also address at least one of the following goals:
- Expanding ISS National Lab programs and offerings to increase participation in and/or digital engagement with existing or new partner programs.
- Creating higher-education initiatives that enable students to explore education, background, pathways, and career opportunities associated with space-based research and development or the commercialization of low Earth orbit.
- Digitizing space-themed K-12 or higher-education programming.
This research announcement will follow a two-step proposal submission process. Before being invited to submit a full proposal, all interested investigators must first complete and submit for review a Step 1 Concept Summary.
An informational webinar regarding NLRA 2021-4 will be held on March 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EST. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Step 2.1: Download Step 2 Required Forms (Invitation Only)
CASIS will notify all offerors of the review results of their Step 1 Concept Summary.
Full proposal development periods for Invited Step 2 Full Proposals
- Submission Period: March 28 - May 24, 2021
Step 2.2: Full Proposal Submission
If you were invited to submit a Step 2 Full Proposal, upload your submission by pressing the “Click to Submit” button below. Please convert your document to a PDF prior to uploading.
Thank you for your interest in conducting research on the ISS National Lab! For questions regarding this research announcement, please contact info@ISSNationalLab.org and reference NLRA2021-4 in the subject line.
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