The purpose of this ISS National Lab Research Announcement (NLRA) is to solicit proposals for applied research and development seeking to demonstrate space-based biomanufacturing activities in microgravity. Flight projects selected via this research announcement may be awarded funding to enable support for development and mission integration and operations for projects that will be implemented on the ISS.
CASIS, in coordination with NASA, has identified multiple ISS National Lab lines of business that support strategic priorities and programmatic focus areas aimed at bringing value to our nation and enabling a robust and scalable market in low Earth orbit. For the in-space production line of business, research concepts are desired for which space-based testing can uniquely enable technical solutions to known science and engineering challenges and the creation of new products and business opportunities. The objective is to use the unique ISS environment to develop, test or mature products and processes that have a demonstrated potential to produce near-term, positive direct or indirect economic impact.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Step 1.1: Download NLRA 2023-2 and Required Step 1 Forms
- The deadline for submissions has passed
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.
Download Step 2 Required Forms
Full proposal development periods for Invited Step 2: Full Proposals
- Update: Step 2: Full Proposal Due Date: March 14, 2023
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 NLRA2022-3 in the subject line.
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