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Funding Opportunity Number:
Feb 09, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Mar 23, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Mar 23, 2012
Apr 22, 2012
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Science and Technology and other Research and Development
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Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Proposals will be accepted from higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations, or consortia of organizations and institutions serving higher education. Institutions may only submit two (2) proposals total to the categories in this solicitation. Each funded proposal is expected to address innovative, meaningful, and enduring research and technology development activities that utilize the unique microgravity environment of the ISS in a STEM-related context.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education, in cooperation with the Human Exploration Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) and the Johnson Space Center (JSC) Office of Education, invite proposals in one of seven (7) areas within the ISS NLEP portfolio. Three (3) “General” categories open for proposals to 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. Proposals must be submitted electronically. Proposers can use either NSPIRES (see URL above) or Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov ) for proposal submission.