The purpose of this ISS National Lab Research Announcement (NLRA) is to solicit proposals focused on flight investigations within applied research and development, translational medicine, technology readiness level maturation, and technology demonstration to be performed on the space station. Flight projects selected via this research announcement may be awarded funding to enable mission integration and operations support 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. Technology development and demonstration enabled by access to space brings significant growth potential from the ability to accelerate technology maturation. Through this research announcement, offerors may propose to use the unique ISS environment to develop, test, or mature products and processes that have a demonstrated potential to produce near-term and 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.
View Applicant Resources for ISS National Lab Research Opportunities
Step 1.1: Download NLRA Instructions
- Step 1: Concept Summary Due Date: March 4, 2024
Step 1.2: Concept Summary Submission
Concept summaries must be submitted electronically using the concept summary submission portal. To access the portal, press the “Click to Submit” button below.
Step 2.1: Download Step 2 Instructions and 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
- Step 2: Full Proposal Due Date: May 7, 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.
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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 NLRA2024-4 in the subject line.
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