New CASIS Funding Opportunities Announced

Status Report From: Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
Posted: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has partnered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund new opportunities for conducting research onboard the International Space Station (ISS). To learn more about how you can get involved, plan to attend the upcoming informational webinar.

►Tissue Chip Research Opportunity 

Sponsored by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), both part of NIH
CASIS and NIH are sponsoring this funding opportunity focused on human physiology and disease research onboard the ISS National Laboratory as part of the Tissue Chip for Drug Screening program. Data from this research will help scientists develop and advance novel technologies to improve human health on Earth. This opportunity is part of a four-year collaboration through which NCATS and NIBIB will provide, subject to funding availability, up to $7.6 million for flight projects. 
Proposal Submission Deadline: January 16, 2018
View NIH RFA-TR-18-001 for solicitation details.

►Tissue Engineering Research Opportunity

Sponsored by NSF
CASIS and NSF are sponsoring a funding opportunity to support enhancements in the fields of transformative tissue engineering via space-based research and development. Up to $1.8 million will be awarded for multiple flight projects. Before submitting a full proposal to NSF, all interested parties must submit a Preliminary Feasibility Review form to CASIS. Interested parties should submit the review form no later than January 5, 2018.
Final Proposal Submission Window: January 30 - February 12, 2018
View NSF 18-514 for solicitation details.

►Attend an informational webinar on December 14, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST to learn more about both opportunities. Register here.

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