NASA Solicitation: Research Opportunities for Fundamental Space Biology Investigations in Microbial Plant and Cell Biology


Synopsis - May 28, 2008

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH08ZTT003N
Posted Date: May 28, 2008
FedBizOpps Posted Date: May 28, 2008
FedGrants Posted Date: May 28, 2008
Application Due Date Explanation: Notices of Intent are due on July 7, 2008, and proposals are due on September 8, 2008.
Classification Code: A -- Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Grant Specific Information

Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Funding Instrument Type: Procurement Contract
CFDA Number: 00.000
Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: not available
Expected Number of Awards: not available
Ceiling Amount: none
Floor Amount: none
Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)
Eligible Applicants: 99 - Unrestricted
Participation is open to all categories of organizations, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other Government agencies.
Link to Full Announcement: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771

Description

NNH08ZTT003N, entitled, "Research Opportunities for Fundamental Space Biology Investigations in Microbial, Plant and Cell Biology," will be available on or about June 6, 2008, by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and then linking through the menu listings "Solicitations" to "Open Solicitations." This Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) Advanced Capabilities Division National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA) solicits ground based research in the fundamental space biology areas of microbial, plant and cell biology. Fundamental space biology addresses basic questions of how life responds to gravity and space environments. The force of gravity plays a major role in shaping life into its myriad forms. Fundamental space biology uses ground based space environment analogs supplemented with space based investigations to probe the fundamental nature of life in order to enhance our understanding of how life responds to physical phenomena and physical forces on Earth and serve as the basic biological foundation in support of exploration. Notices of Intent are due on July 7, 2008, and proposals are due on September 8, 2008. Proposals are required to be submitted electronically and must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization.

Participation is open to all categories of organizations, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other Government agencies. Electronic proposals may be submitted via the NASA Proposal data system NSPIRES or via Grants.gov. Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to this NRA must be registered with NSPIRES, and such registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the electronic proposal. Instructions on how to register with NSPIRES is described in the NRA. Each electronic proposal system places requirements on the registration of principal investigators and other participants (e.g. co-investigators). Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the system(s) well in advance of the proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information. Questions concerning responding to this NRA may be addressed to the contacts referenced in the full solicitation document.

This is a broad agency announcement as specified in FAR 6.102 (d)(2). Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at FedBizOpps.gov, nspires.nasaprs.com, or Grants.gov, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.

Point of Contact

Name: Jacob Cohen
Title: Program Executive
Phone: 202-358-0284
Fax: 202-358-3091
Email: Jacob.cohen-1@nasa.gov

Name: Cassandra Williams
Title: Grant Officer
Phone: 228-813-6271
Fax: 228-813-6315
Email: casandra.williams-1@nasa.gov

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