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, and 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 digital engagement participation in new or existing partner programs.
- Creating K-12 and/or higher education initiatives that enable students to explore education and career opportunities associated with space-based research and development or the growing economy in low Earth orbit.
- Enhancing space-based K-12 or higher education programming through digital engagement.
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.
Step 1.1: Download NLRA 2022-7 and Required Step 1 Forms
The deadline for submissions has passed.
A PDF of the budget template was added March 30, 2022. This file is provided for reference only and should not be submitted with the Step 1 Concept submission.
Step 1.2: Concept Summary Submission
Upload your Step 1: Concept Summary by pressing the “Click to Submit” button below. Please convert your document to a PDF prior to uploading.
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.
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.
Full proposals (for those invited to submit) are due July 19, 2022.
Thank you for your interest in conducting research leveraging the ISS National Lab. For questions regarding this research announcement, please contact info@ISSNationalLab.org and reference NLRA 2022-7 in the subject line.
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