Welcome to the NSF/CASIS Feasibility Review Form
The Division of Chemical, Bioengineering and Environmental Transport (CBET) and the Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) in the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) are partnering with The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to solicit research projects in the general fields of tissue engineering and modeling of physiological systems that can utilize the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab to conduct research that will benefit life on Earth. U.S. entities including academic institutions, non-profit independent research labs and academic-commercial teams are eligible to submit proposals.
Please find a step-by-step process to ensure potential proposers an easy, efficient submittal process. Please follow the steps below:
CASIS Feasibility Review Form Submissions
The deadline for submission of feasibility review forms is January 2, 2019.
Please fill out the sample review form template with as much detail as you are able to. If you have questions regarding the form please contact CASIS at NSFCASIS@iss-casis.org. The more details you can provide at this time will allow the available Implementation Partners the best opportunity to reply to your project concept.
Once the form is complete please submit the form to NSFCASIS@iss-casis.org. The form will be reviewed by CASIS staff and then submitted to the Implementation Partner Community. Each Implementation Partner will have 10 business days to reply to your form. Their reply will address how they will enable your experimental design.
Note if you already have an Implementation Partner and would prefer not to submit your form to other Implementation Partners please indicate this when you submit your completed form to NSFCASIS@iss-casis.org. If you indicate one specific Implementation Partner we will submit your completed form to them and ask that they provide a response within 10 business days.
Review Responses to Feasibility Review Forms
Once you have received responses from Implementation Partners in Step 1 you will need to let CASIS staff know which Implementation Partner response you are selecting. CASIS will need to confirm that the response is feasible under the constraints of this solicitation. Upon confirmation CASIS will issue a formal letter of compliance to feasibility that you can include as part of your Single Copy Document in FastLane or Grants.gov when the full proposal is submitted.
Review Full Proposal Solicitation
To learn more about the funding opportunity, view the full proposal solicitation via the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering and Environmental Transport (CBET) and the Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) in the NSF Engineering Directorate.
Information to Include About Implementation Partners in Your Proposal
Include: All submitted proposals will be evaluated based on the NSF Proposal Processing and Review Procedures detailed in section VI of the Solicitation 19-509. Therefor you are encouraged to include any information related to the Implementation Partners that would facilitate review under these guidelines for review.
Do not Include: Any budget details pertaining directly to the Implementation Partner. Per the Solicitation 19-509, “All costs associated with the translation of the proposed experiments to experiments onboard the ISS, including training of ISS crews, hauling equipment to the ISS, and conducting experiments at the ISS, will be covered by CASIS. CASIS, via their cooperative agreement with NASA, will provide funding to Implementation Partners to utilize existing hardware and capabilities but not necessarily to make significant modifications or develop new capabilities.“ Therefor you do not need to include any of these costs in your NSF proposal.
The deadline for proposal submission is February 15, 2019.
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 Ntional Lab!
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