Technical Development Solicitation

2015 Solicitation for Technical Development Proposals:

Full details on the solicitation are available here (pdf).

Solicitation Release Date: 02 February 2015
Letters of Intent Due: 27 February 2015 (noon) via email
to Iryna Chatila.
Proposals Due: 01 April 2015 (noon) via email to Iryna Chatila.
Please use the Caltech DropBox for files that are too large to be sent via email.

The Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) is soliciting follow-on technical development proposals from Caltech Campus faculty who have been participants in previous KISS Study Programs.  The areas eligible to propose to this solicitation are:

KISS wants proposals for further technical development and seed funding in the technical areas identified as promising by the study programs.  Technical development work can include technology development, development of prototypes, laboratory work, modeling, simulations and computation, as well as detailed scientific and engineering research aimed at demonstrating new technical approaches.

Proposals submitted in response to this solicitation must have a Caltech Campus Principal Investigator (PI), and must also identify a lead JPL Co-Investigator (Co-I). The proposal is expected to include other Co-I’s from Campus, from JPL, and possibly from other institutions outside of Caltech.  Campus Co-Is and external Co-Is may receive support through the proposed technical development effort. JPL Co-Is cannot receive funding support from KISS, rather, JPL Co-Is need to secure support for their technical work separately through JPL. We encourage diversity in the Co-Is participating in the technical work.

For questions contact: Michele Judd


Sergio Pellegrino, a Caltech co-lead of the Large Space Structures study during the opening workshop of that study.

Sergio Pellegrino

Large Space Structures Technical Development