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NASA Space Biology Research Funding Opportunity: Exposure To Lunar Regolith Simulant

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
January 14, 2023
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NASA Space Biology Research Funding Opportunity: Exposure To Lunar Regolith Simulant
Simulated Lunar Regolith

NASA Space Biology is soliciting proposals for ground-based plant or animal studies (and/or their associated microbes) that will characterize the responses of these organisms to conditions that recapitulate the stressors encountered in space exploration, specifically, exposure to lunar regolith (simulant).

Section 2.1 of this program element provides additional details about the plant studies solicited by this opportunity, as well as the specific project types that can be proposed for these studies, which are Plant Research Investigations, Plant Small Scale Research Investigations, and Plant Early Career Research Investigations. Section 2.2 of this program element provides additional details about the animal studies solicited by this opportunity.

Step 1 proposals are due February 15, 2023 and Step 2 proposals are due May 10, 2023. Visit the solicitation announcement on NASA’s NSPIRES system.

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