Biomanufacturing: Survival, Utility, and Reliability beyond Earth (BSURE)

Funding Agency:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

The Biomanufacturing: Survival, Utility, and Reliability beyond Earth (B-SURE) program will investigate fundamental research questions critical to the development and future realization of biomanufacturing capabilities in space. To accomplish this goal, B-SURE will collect data on the microbial utilization of space-based alternative feedstocks, optimization of microbial growth in variable gravities, and mitigation strategies for identified effects of galactic cosmic radiation on microbial growth and bioproduction.


o Proposal Abstract Due Date and Time: December 9, 2021, 4:00 PM ET

o Full Proposal Due Date and Time: January 25, 2022, 4:00 PM ET

Agency Website

Amount Description

Multiple awards are possible. The amount of resources made available under this BAA will depend on the quality of the proposals received and the availability of funds.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

January 25, 2022