January 26th, 2023

A step-by-step guide to submitting your proposal

Want to submit a Genes in Space proposal but not sure where to begin? Our step-by-step guide will start your engine and have you ready to submit in just 5 days:

DAY 1: Get the lay of the land

Get up to speed on contest basics. Download our sample application form and check out our judging criteria to learn what makes a proposal stand out.

DAY 2: Get inspired

Space presents countless challenges and opportunities to space travelers. Which one will you explore? Learn about current space biology research in our video series. 

DAY 3: Biotechnology basics

Your experiment has to make use of the Genes in Space Toolkit, so make sure you understand these essential tools. Head to our Toolkit page to learn the basics, and decide which tool(s) you'll incorporate into your proposal.

DAY 4: Research and write

Get started drafting your proposal, either individually or as part of a team of 2. Suffering from writer's block? Our blog offers tips on turning your idea into a submission and writing a flawless application.

DAY 5: Share your idea!

Put the finishing touches on your proposal and submit it here. With one simple click, you've left your mark on the course of human space exploration. Good luck!