This ISS National Lab Research Announcement (NLRA) is issued in collaboration with NASA’s Division of Biological and Physical Sciences (BPS) and seeks proposals for flight research on the ISS to address the goals of the Cancer MoonshotSM initiative and accelerate the translation of stem cell- and organoid-based disease models and advanced technologies for biomanufacturing.
CASIS intends to select for award spaceflight projects leading to defined milestones in technological innovation on a roadmap that aligns with national R&D priorities and the ISS National Lab mission to benefit humanity and the U.S. economy. In evaluating proposals, CASIS prioritizes the scientific and technical merit of the proposal as well as its feasibility and potential benefit to value creation for the nation and the emerging LEO space ecosystem. The ISS National Lab strives for a balanced project award portfolio that accounts for diverse factors, including, but not limited to, different types of institutional representation, participation by individuals traditionally underrepresented in STEM areas and careers, and the assembly of teams promote inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) for improving workforce development.
This research announcement will follow a three-step proposal submission process. All interested investigators must first complete and submit for review a Step 1A: Concept Summary. Offerors with approved concepts will be invited to submit a Step 1B: Technology Roadmap. Offerors with approved Technology Roadmaps will then be invited to submit a Step 2: Full Proposal.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Step 1A: Download NLRA 2023-10 Instructions and Required Step 1A Forms
- The deadline for submissions has passed
Upload your Step 1A: Concept Summary by pressing the “Upload Step 1A Submission” button below. Please convert your document to a PDF prior to uploading.
Step 1B: Download NLRA 2023-10 and Required Step 1B Forms (Invitation Only)
CASIS will notify all offerors of the review results of their Step 1A: Concept Summary.
- Step 1B: Technology Roadmap Due Date: November 29, 2023
Upload your Step 1B: Concept Summary by pressing the “Upload Step 1B Submission” 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 1B: Technology Roadmap.
Full proposal development periods for Invited Step 2: Full Proposals
- Step 2: Full Proposal Due Date: March 8, 2024
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. Offerors should ensure they are using a current version of Adobe Acrobat to create their PDF and that uploaded documents do not include Flash content.
Thank you for your interest in conducting research through the ISS National Lab. For questions regarding this research announcement, please contact [email protected] and reference NLRA2023-10 in the subject line.
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