Proposal opportunity: NASA Lunar Science Institute

NASA Lunar Science Institute. Credits: NASA

[NASA Press Release - 29.05.2008]
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: