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The International Space Station National Laboratory Education Project Call For Proposals

February 18, 2012

Dr. Regina Blue
Johnson Space Center, Houston


Submit your thoughts and be a part of exciting International Space Station (ISS) funding opportunities!

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education, NASA Higher Education Office in cooperation with the Human Exploration Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) and the Johnson Space Center (JSC) Office of Education, invites proposals to seven (7) areas within the ISS National Lab Education Project’s (ISS NLEP) portfolio. Three (3) “General” categories open for proposals include: 1) new ground-based educational activities/experiments not requiring ISS upmass, 2) new flight-based or on-orbit experiments that require ISS upmass capability; and 3) new educational experiments utilizing a facility that simulates the ISS microgravity environment. The four (4) “Specific” areas open for proposals are: 1) flight experiments that can be conducted in “1 unit” (1U) NanoRacks payload modules onboard the ISS; 2) mission planning proposals to recommend an appropriate mission planning support for the Amateur Radio on ISS (ARISS) school contacts program using appropriate software and hardware; 3) proposals to provide engineering/project management support for the High Schools United with NASA for the Creation of Hardware (HUNCH) project; and 4) proposals will be solicited to develop new applications for the ISSLive! Internet educational experience using existing real-time ISS telemetry. Organizations eligible to respond to this CAN are higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, or consortia of organizations and institutions serving higher education. Each funded proposal is expected to address innovative, meaningful, and enduring STEM-related educational activities that utilize the unique microgravity environment of the ISS.

Solicitation Availability: This announcement is accessible through NSPIRES and through Grants.gov. To access through NSPIRES, go to http://nspires.nasaprs.com and click on Solicitations. To access through Grants.gov, go to http://www.grants.gov/search/agency.do and select the link for NASA.

Notice of Intent: 2/17/2012
Proposals Due: 3/23/2012

For technical and programmatic inquiries contact:
Dr. Regina Blue, Project Manager, regina.b.blue@nasa.gov, 281-483-4229

Inquiries regarding the submission of proposal materials should be addressed in writing to:
NASA Research & Education Support Services (NRESS) – Attn: Tamra K. Ross
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 500; Arlington, VA 22202
tkross@nasaprs.com; office: 202-479-9030, ext. 213; fax: 202-479-0511