Virtual Space Biosciences Training Course: STAR (Spaceflight Technologies, Application, and Research)

NASA invites applications for the STAR course, that provides training sessions on the science and technology behind biological experiments in space. STAR is designed to encourage networking and collaborations in spaceflight technologies, applications, and research. This course aims to facilitate the entry of participants into space biology and preparation for spaceflight experiments using NASA and commercial platforms. The STAR course will cover both fundamental and applied aspects of the field of biology, as well as practical aspects of preparing for, conducting, and analyzing the results of spaceflight experiments. See for more information

The course will take place virtually from September 2021 – February 2022 with sessions held bi-monthly for two hours each. This call is specifically to collect applications for the STAR Course.

This document is being released as an RFI response type in NSPIRES. The full text of the RFI and response instructions can be found at: Responses must be submitted electronically using the NSPIRES web site and require only your CV and a personal statement (mentor statement must also be included for postdoctoral applicants). This RFI is open to responses from all individuals with a doctoral degree based on eligibility as outlined in the RFI.

NASA will use the information obtained as a result of this RFI only for the purposes of gauging interest in the STAR course for planning and attendance purposes. No information received will be posted to any website or public access location. Questions and answers regarding this RFI may be posted to the NSPIRES website in the form of an FAQ. While course participants will be drawn from applicants, replying to this Call for Applications does not guarantee a spot in the course. NASA does not intend to make an award on the basis of applications to this RFI or to otherwise pay for the information solicited..