ISS Funding Opportunities

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Funding: Where Can I Find Funding Opportunities?

There are several sources of funding available to scientists to be used for research and development, payload development, payload processing at NASA facilities, on-orbit operation, and more. The following is a guide to online funding information for space station research. In general:
  - NASA funding for space station use is obtained through NASA Research Announcements (NRAs)
  - National Laboratory funding for space station use is obtained through research opportunities with other government agencies, private, and non-profit sectors.
  - Space Station International Partner funding can be obtained through their prospective processes. 


NASA-Funded Opportunities

Human Research
NASA's Human Research Program develops capabilities, necessary countermeasures, and technologies in support of human space exploration, focusing on mitigating the highest risks to crew health and performance.
› Open Opportunities for ISS › Historical Awards

Technology Development and Demonstration
Research funding is available for the use of space station as a relevant environmental testbed to develop technology to mission readiness levels for exploration.
› Open Opportunities for ISS › Historical Award

Life and Physical Sciences
NASA's goal to maintain US capabilities in life and physical sciences are realized through funding these investigations on the space station.
› Open Opportunities for ISS › Historical Awards

Earth and Space Science
Investigations in areas such as heliophysics, observations of Earth and the planets, and astrophysics are just a few examples of the potential Earth and space science research to be done on the space station.
› Open Opportunities for ISS › Historical Awards


National Laboratory Funding Opportunities

There are many non-NASA users of the space station. Researchers who wish to perform investigations on space station as part of the US National Laboratory Office are sponsored by one of the many other government agencies, academia, and industry participants who have partnered with NASA under Space Act Agreements or Memorandums of Understandings.
› Overview
› Other Government Agencies
› Academia
› Industry Participants


Space Station International Partner Funding Opportunities

Various research opportunities exist with the space station international partners. To learn about these research opportunities, visit the partner agencies' research opportunities pages.


Customer Service Helpline

The ISS Research Integration Office has both a phone and an email customer service helpline that Payload Developers and others interested in doing research can contact to get assistance. The phone is staffed during regular business hours. After hours, please leave a message and a representative will return the call on the next business day.
Phone: 281-244-6187
e-mail: jsc-iss-research-helpline@mail.nasa.gov
If you have questions regarding NASA badging, security, or remote computer online access (e.g., to NASA internal websites, ISS Payloads documentation, etc.), please download and read 
                             Access Processes for Payload Developers
For further info or assistance, please contact Ms. Ryan Prouty at: 281-244-7433.
Email: Ms. Ryan Prouty

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Page Last Updated: May 30th, 2014
Page Editor: Kristine Rainey