Technology Advancement and Applied Research on the ISS National Lab

February 21, 2021

Technology Advancement and Applied Research on the ISS National Lab

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), manager of the International Space Station (ISS), is soliciting proposals for technology advancements and applied research that would utilize the space-based environment of the orbiting laboratory. With this solicitation, CASIS seeks R&D concepts focused on flight investigations within applied research and development, translational medicine, technology readiness level maturation, and technology demonstrations to be performed on the space station.

The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the ISS National Lab Research Announcement (NLRA 2021-3). Upon completion of the webinar, a recording will be made available to the research community through the research announcement landing page.

Through this research announcement, respondents 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. 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 National Lab.

This research announcement will follow a two-step proposal submission process. Before being invited to submit a full proposal, all interested investigators must complete and submit a Step One concept for review by end of day on February 25, 2021. Full proposals (from those invited to submit) will be due by end of day April 26, 2021.