Welcome to The CASIS Request for Proposals

Materials Testing in the Extreme Environment of Space

RFP No. CASIS 2012-2 | RFP Issued: September 4, 2012 | Proposals Due: December 27, 2012


The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is pleased to announce our Request for Proposals (RFP), seeking to identify projects within the field of Materials Science. CASIS is confident that this RFP will generate both experienced and new investigators who will endeavor to use the extreme conditions of space for development and testing of new materials, components and systems that will have Earth-based applications. CASIS will support this process through grant funding, facilitation of service provider interactions and flight coordination to and from the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory.

CASIS staff has developed a step-by-step process which will enable potential proposers an easy, efficient submittal process. Please follow the steps below:

Download the PDF to review CASIS’ Announcement for Request for Proposals:
CASIS RFP Announcement
Download instructions to propose Materials Science (RFP No. CASIS 2012-2) projects by clicking the following link:
RFP Instructions - Notice of Intent to Propose
Questions regarding your proposal:
Materials Science FAQs and Webinar Info
Proposed project submissions will be accepted December 5 - December 27, 2012 by selecting the SUBMIT RFP button. Submittal RFP icon will be live on December 5, 2012.
Submit RFP
All submittals must be made in PDF format electronically. CASIS must receive proposals by 5:00pm EST on December 27, 2012. Additional information regarding the Principal Investigator, including affiliations and contact information will be required at the time of submission, so please allow time to complete the online forms and upload your files.
For additional information on Materials Science, Hardware and Facilities, Payload Development, Flight Certification, CASIS and the International Space Station:
Additional Info and Links

CASIS 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!