Today the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) released a research announcement in support of programs, products, and public-private partnerships focused on educational objectives. The ISS National Lab Research Announcement “Leveraging the ISS National Lab to Enable Digital Engagement and Higher Education” is open to U.S.-based entities seeking to establish or expand programs and products for students of all ages, particularly those from underserved communities.

We will host an informational webinar on March 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EST to review the objectives of the research announcement, discuss educational opportunities related to the ISS National Lab and low Earth orbit, and answer questions from potential proposers.

Register for the webinar here

Current CASIS education partners include more than 40 organizations in the Space Station Explorers Consortium, which bring the excitement of space-based research to students, parents, and educators through standards-aligned curriculum, interdisciplinary programs, and even student-launched investigations. Through this latest research announcement, we seek to grow our existing ISS National Lab educational programming.

Concepts submitted in response to this announcement must specifically state how proposed initiatives will target and reach underrepresented demographics—and must also address at least one of the following goals:

  • Expanding the Space Station Explorers Consortium and offerings to increase participation in and/or digital engagement with existing or new partner programs.
  • Creating higher-education initiatives that enable students to explore education, background, pathways, and career opportunities associated with space-based research and development or the commercialization of low Earth orbit.
  • Digitizing space-themed K-12 or higher-education programming.

To learn more about this opportunity, please visit our research announcement webpage, where you can find all information related the research announcement, including how to submit a concept for review. 

Learn more about this opportunity here