CALL FOR PROPOSALS: NASA Opportunity for Students to Design and Build Experiment for the International Space Station

Categories: Competition

Date: 3/27/2020

As we move forward to the Moon with NASA’s Artemis program, research in the microgravity environment of the space station is as important as ever! To celebrate 20 years of continuous human presence on the space station, STEM on Station will fund five payloads developed by college student teams to fly to and return from the space station.

We are currently accepting proposals for Student Payload Opportunity with Citizen Science (SPOCS). This opportunity is co-designed and executed through Nanoracks and its educational sister company, DreamUp, who will provide payload integration support and training. Proposals are due March 27.

The Opportunity
Teams of students will propose research related to bacteria resistance or sustainability research. Selected teams are required to involve K-12 students (or a subset) as citizen scientists as part of their experiment. Teams are also expected to conduct educational outreach to engage communities in their work. All teams must have a faculty advisor who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Learn more about SPOCS, space station research, bacteria resistance and sustainability research by attending the following webinars with NASA subject matter experts. Recordings for each webinar will be available on the webpage for those unable to attend.