Welcome to the NSF/ISS National Lab Feasibility Review Form
The Division of Chemical, Bioengineering and Environmental Transport (CBET) and the Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) in the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) are partnering with the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab to solicit research projects in the general fields of tissue engineering and modeling of physiological systems that can utilize the ISS National Lab to conduct research that will benefit life on Earth. U.S. entities including academic institutions, non-profit independent research labs and academic-commercial teams are eligible to submit proposals.
Please find a step-by-step process to ensure potential proposers an easy, efficient submittal process. Please follow the steps below:
the ISS National Lab Feasibility Review Form Submissions
The deadline for submission of feasibility review forms is January 2, 2019.
Please fill out the sample review form template with as much detail as you are able to. If you have questions regarding the form please contact the ISS National Lab at [email protected]. The more details you can provide at this time will allow the available Implementation Partners the best opportunity to reply to your project concept.
Once the form is complete please submit the form to [email protected]. The form will be reviewed by the ISS National Lab staff and then submitted to the Implementation Partner Community. Each Implementation Partner will have 10 business days to reply to your form. Their reply will address how they will enable your experimental design.
Note if you already have an Implementation Partner and would prefer not to submit your form to other Implementation Partners please indicate this when you submit your completed form to [email protected]. If you indicate one specific Implementation Partner we will submit your completed form to them and ask that they provide a response within 10 business days.
Review Responses to Feasibility Review Forms
Once you have received responses from Implementation Partners in Step 1 you will need to let the ISS National Lab staff know which Implementation Partner response you are selecting. the ISS National Lab will need to confirm that the response is feasible under the constraints of this solicitation. Upon confirmation the ISS National Lab will issue a formal letter of compliance to feasibility that you can include as part of your Single Copy Document in FastLane or Grants.gov when the full proposal is submitted.
Review Full Proposal Solicitation
To learn more about the funding opportunity, view the full proposal solicitation via the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering and Environmental Transport (CBET) and the Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) in the NSF Engineering Directorate.
Information to Include About Implementation Partners in Your Proposal
Include: All submitted proposals will be evaluated based on the NSF Proposal Processing and Review Procedures detailed in section VI of the Solicitation 19-509. Therefor you are encouraged to include any information related to the Implementation Partners that would facilitate review under these guidelines for review.
Do not Include: Any budget details pertaining directly to the Implementation Partner. Per the Solicitation 19-509, “All costs associated with the translation of the proposed experiments to experiments onboard the ISS, including training of ISS crews, hauling equipment to the ISS, and conducting experiments at the ISS, will be covered by the ISS National Lab. the ISS National Lab, via their cooperative agreement with NASA, will provide funding to Implementation Partners to utilize existing hardware and capabilities but not necessarily to make significant modifications or develop new capabilities.“ Therefor you do not need to include any of these costs in your NSF proposal.
Due to the extended lapse in appropriations, and our desire to be able to answer questions about the scientific scope of the projects, NSF has decided to shift the submission window for the proposal for Solicitation 19-509. The original window was February 1-15, 2019. The adjusted window will be February 25 – March 4.
the ISS National Lab encourages applicants to read the entire solicitation carefully before submitting proposed projects to ensure compliance with content and submission guidelines.
We thank you for your interest in conducting research on the ISS National Lab!
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