Status Report

Research Opportunities for Flight Experiments in Space Life Sciences; Biological Research in Cansiters for Arabidopsis Thalinia

By SpaceRef Editor
September 13, 2009
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Synopsis – Sep 11, 2009
General Information
Solicitation Number: NNH09ZTT004N
Posted Date: Sep 11, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Sep 11, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
FedGrants Posted Date: Sep 11, 2009
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
CFDA Number: 00.000
Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: not available
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Ceiling Amount: $150,000.00
Floor Amount: none
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/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


NNH09ZTT004N, entitled, ” Research Opportunities for Flight Experiments in Space Life Sciences: Biological Research In Canisters for Arabidopsis thaliana,” will be available on or about September 11, 2009, by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at and then linking through the menu listings “Solicitations” to “Open Solicitations.”

This NASA Research Announcement (NRA) solicits research proposals for space flight experiments in Space Life Sciences for participation in a single flight opportunity using Arabidopsis thaliana. Proposals must include appropriate previous ground research data/results that show why a flight experiment is justified. Proposals submitted to this NRA are restricted to space flight experiments that propose to use Arabidopsis thaliana within the Biological Research In Canisters- Light Emitting Diode (BRIC-LED) hardware. Proposals for purely ground-based research will not be accepted or considered for this NRA. Flight proposals should be supported by a foundation of ground-based data or previous flight data.

Proposals are due on November 12, 2009. 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. The NSPIRES 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 well in advance of the proposal due date 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.

Point of Contact

Name: Dr. David Tomko
Title: Program Executive
Phone: 202-358-2211
Fax: 000-000-0000

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