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Join Us for the NSF/CASIS Transport Phenomena Joint Solicitation Webinar on December 8

By SpaceRef Editor
December 7, 2020
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We are pleased to invite you to a webinar on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET for the FY 2021 solicitation for the NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Transport Phenomena Research on the International Space Station to Benefit Life on Earth (NSF 21-525).

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) released the Transport Phenomena joint solicitation open to investigators interested in leveraging resources onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory for research in the areas of fluid dynamics, particulate and multiphase processes, thermal transport, nanoscale interactions, and combustion and fire systems. Up to $400,000 will be awarded for multiple research projects that will launch to the ISS National Lab (NSF will award up to $3.6 million in total grant funding).

The webinar will be held during NSF’s normal office hour on December 8, and program directors from the NSF Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) together with CASIS representatives will describe the solicitation and answer questions. Representatives from the NASA Glenn Research Center will also be on hand to discuss the Flow Boiling and Condensate Experiment facility on the ISS and answer questions. 

The planned agenda includes the following:

  • Introduction to the FY 2021 solicitation and key changes from previous years
  • Overview of the feasibility review process and conducting experiments on the ISS
  • Summary of the Flow Boiling and Condensation Experiment facility capabilities on the ISS
  • General questions and answers

CASIS is the organization responsible for managing the ISS National Lab through a Cooperative Agreement with NASA. This marks the 6th consecutive year in which CASIS and NSF have collaborated on a solicitation to send fundamental physical science investigations to the orbiting laboratory under the sponsorship of the ISS National Lab. New to this year’s solicitation, NASA’s flow boiling and flow condensation modules for the Flow Boiling and Condensation Experiment facility, as well as their ground units, are being made available for support of proposed research.

Anyone interesting in attending the webinar should register in advance using the link below.

SpaceRef staff editor.