Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Ground-Based Studies in Space Radiobiology

By SpaceRef Editor
December 15, 2009
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Synopsis – Dec 15, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ10ZSA001N
Posted Date: Dec 15, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Dec 15, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
FedGrants Posted Date: Dec 15, 2009
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541711 – Research and Development in Biotechnology

Grant Specific Information
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
CFDA Number: 00.000
Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: not available
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Ceiling Amount: $450,000.00
Floor Amount: $375,000.00
Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)
Eligible Applicants: 99 – Unrestricted
All categories of U.S. Institutions are eligible to submit Proposals in response to this NRA. NASA’s policy is to conduct research with Non-U.S. Organizations of a cooperative, no-exchange-of-funds basis.’

Link to Full Announcement:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BH


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center is releasing a NASA Research Announcement (NRA), for Ground-based Studies for the Space Radiation Program Element (SPRE) in the area of Space Radiation Biology utilizing beams of high energy ions simulating space radiation at the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, New York.

NASA Research Announcement # NNJ10ZSA001N, entitled “Ground-Based Studies in Space Radiobiology”, will be available electronically on or about January 8, 2010, by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at and then linking through the menu listings “Solicitations” to “Open Solicitations”.

Proposals should be submitted electronically via NASA’s proposal data system, NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) ( ). Until further notice, proposers will be unable to submit proposals intended for NASA through

Step-1 proposals are due on February 16, 2010, and invited Step-2 proposals are due on April 20, 2010. 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 centers, and other Government agencies. Electronic proposals must be submitted via the NASA Proposal data system NSPIRES. 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. 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, or, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.

Direct questions specifically regarding this solicitation to: Vanessa R. Beene, Contracting Officer, Phone: (281) 244-5257; Email:

Point of Contact

Name: Vanessa R. Beene
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-244-5257
Fax: 281-244-5331

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