NASA Facility for Astromaterials Research

The new NASA Facility for Astromaterials Research (NFAR) is designed to provide access to a unique combination of laboratories, instruments, infrastructure, technical expertise, and other assets for conducting broad-based world-class planetary research. NFAR enables direct access to both research and curation expertise to facilitate specialized sample handling and analysis of allocated samples to sample PIs, particularly those affiliated with institutions that historically have limited access to or lack in-house analytical or experimental facilities.

The first round of proposal submissions are due April 2023. For more information, visit