Press Release

2022 Virtual Space Biosciences Training Course: STAR (Spaceflight Technologies, Application, and Research) – Call for Applications

By SpaceRef Editor
March 21, 2022
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Solicitation Number: NNH22ZDA009L

Response Due Date: June 1, 2022


NASA invites applications for the STAR training course focused on the science and technology behind biological experiments in space. STAR is designed to encourage networking and collaborations in spaceflight technologies, applications, and research. This course aims to facilitate the entry of researchers into space biology and preparation for spaceflight experiments using NASA and commercial platforms. The STAR course will cover both fundamental and applied aspects of the field of space biology, as well as practical aspects of preparing for, conducting, and analyzing the results of spaceflight experiments. See for more information.


The STAR-22 Application uses the Request for Information (RFI) response structure in the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES). For the full text of the STAR RFI, including application submission instructions, visit:


Responses must be submitted electronically using the NSPIRES web site. STAR-22 is open to all eligible individuals with a medical or doctoral degree based on eligibility as outlined in Section III in the RFI.


Submitting a STAR application does not guarantee course availability. NASA does not award funding for course participation nor otherwise pay for the information solicited. Applicants who are accepted will be notified via NSPIRES on or after June 20, 2022. Declined applicants will also be notified The course will take place virtually from September 2022 – February 2023 with sessions held bi-monthly for two hours each.


STAR-22 questions will be accepted by email only and must be addressed to using a subject line that states “STAR 2022 Application”. Depending on the nature of received questions, NASA may i) respond on an individual basis by email or ii) may post responses that are intended to address inquiries of broader interest and general clarification in a “Questions and Answers” (Q&A) document on the NSPIRES landing page for STAR. Anonymity of persons and institutions who submit comments will be preserved.

SpaceRef staff editor.