Status Report

NASA Solicitation: NASA Lunar Science Institute

By SpaceRef Editor
June 2, 2008
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NASA Solicitation: NASA Lunar Science Institute

Synopsis – Jun 02, 2008

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH08ZDA008C
Posted Date: Jun 02, 2008
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 02, 2008
FedGrants Posted Date: Jun 02, 2008
Application Due Date Explanation: Notices of Intent (NOIs) are due June 27, 2008, and proposals are due August 29, 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
Link to Full Announcement:

Contracting Office Address

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


On June 2, 2008, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD), in cooperation with the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD), is releasing a Cooperative Agreement Notice (NNH08ZDA008C) soliciting proposals for the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI). Proposers will be required to clearly articulate an innovative, interdisciplinary, lunar research program, together with plans to advance the full scope of NLSI objectives as defined in the Institute’s Mission Statement (see NLSI website at ). Proposals may address science of the Moon, on the Moon, and from the Moon, including objectives that meet NASA’s future lunar exploration needs. NASA anticipates making $8-10M per year available for this selection, leading to 5 to 7 awards at least one of which will be focused on exploration objectives. Awards will be for 4 years duration.

Participation is open to all categories of organizations (domestic and non-U.S.), including industry, educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and other Government agencies. Upon its release date, this Cooperative Agreement Notice will be available electronically from (select “Solicitations” then select “Open Solicitations” then select “NNH08ZDA008C”).

Notices of Intent (NOIs) are due June 27, 2008, and proposals are due August 29, 2008.

Additional programmatic information can be obtained from: Dr. David Morrison, Interim Director, NASA Lunar Science Institute, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035; Tel: (650) 604-1850; email:

Point of Contact

Name: Nancy C. Jenkins
Title: Management Support Specialist
Phone: 202-358-0342
Fax: 202-358-3097

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