2016 August 01 - 2017 June 01
Range of remaining deadlines for ROSES-2016
NASA's Science Mission Directorate announces the release of its annual omnibus
solicitation, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) for
2016 at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2016.
Table 2 of individual programs in order of due date can be found at:
Table 3 of individual programs organized by subject area can be found at:
This ROSES NRA (NNH16ZDA001N) solicits basic and applied research in support
of NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD). ROSES is an omnibus NRA, with many
individual program elements, each with its own due dates and topics. Altogether
these cover the wide range of basic and applied supporting research and
technology in space and Earth sciences supported by SMD. Awards range from
under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to more
than $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of specialized
science experimental hardware). The funds available for awards in each program
element offered in this NRA range from less than one to several million
dollars, which allow selection from a few to as many as several dozen
proposals, depending on the program objectives and the submission of proposals
of merit. Awards will be made as grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and
inter- or intraagency transfers, depending on the nature of the work proposed,
the proposing organization, and/or program requirements. The typical period of
performance for an award is three years, but some programs may allow up to five
years and others specify shorter periods. Organizations of every type, domestic
and foreign, Government and private, for profit and not-for-profit, may submit
proposals without restriction on teaming arrangements. Note that it is NASA
policy that all investigations involving non-U.S. organizations will be
conducted on the basis of no exchange of funds.
Details of the solicited program elements are given in the Appendices of this
Proposal due dates are given in Tables 2 and 3 of this NRA, which are posted
at the URLs given above. Interested proposers should monitor
or subscribe to the SMD electronic notification system there for additional
new program elements or amendments to this NRA through February 2017, at which
time release of a subsequent ROSES NRA is planned. A web archive (and RSS feed)
for amendments, clarifications, and corrections to ROSES-2016 will be available
http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2016/. This NRA will be available upon its release at
Questions concerning general ROSES NRA policies and procedures may be directed
to Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission Directorate, at
ROSES-16 Amendment 3: Separately Uploaded Total Budget Files for ROSES-2016
ROSES-2016 was released with new budget rules barring the inclusion of any
salary or indirect rate information from the proposal document to prevent this
information from being seen by peer reviewers, see Section IV(b)(iii) of the
ROSES-2016 Summary of Solicitation. Although ROSES-2016 already required that
the full budget must be provided in the NSPIRES cover page budgets, many
proposers needed a better way to provide to NASA detailed budgetary information
(such as phasing by fiscal year and indirect rate information for subawards).
This Amendment allows proposers to provide that additional information to NASA
without it being seen by peer reviewers.
With this amendment, all ROSES program elements are set up to allow proposers
to separately upload a "Total Budget" PDF to the same ROSES program element
NSPIRES "response structure" to which the proposal is submitted. More
information on requirements for ROSES-2016 budgets may be found at http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/how-to-guide/nspires-CSlabor/.
No due dates for proposals have been changed. Lists of due dates ordered
chronologically may be found at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2016table2
and by subject area at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2016table3.
On or about March 24, 2016, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement
"Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2016"
(NNH16ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and will
appear on the RSS feed at http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2016.
The NASA point of contact for ROSES-2016 is Max Bernstein, who may be reached
at max.bernstein "at" nasa.gov. The points of contact for individual program
elements are listed at http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/program-officers-list/.
ROSES-16 Amendment 9: This amendment cancels D.11 ASTRO-H Guest Observer -
NASA planned to issue a call for Guest Observer proposals for the ASTRO-H
mission but due to an anomaly experienced by the Hitomi spacecraft on March 26,
2016, and the subsequent loss of the mission, the planned release of this
program element has been canceled.
On or about May 9, 2016, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement
"Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2016"
(NNH16ZDA001N) was posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at
appeared on the RSS feed at:
Questions concerning this program element may be directed to Louis Kaluzienski
at louis.j.kaluzienski "at" nasa.gov.
ROSES-2016 Deadlines of Particular Relevance to the High-Energy
Astronomy Community include:
Appendix Program Element NOI/Step 1 Proposal
Due Date Due Date
D.5 Swift Guest Investigator - Cycle 13 N/A 09/23/2016
D.10 NuSTAR Guest Observer - Cycle 3 N/A 01/13/2017
D.6 Fermi Guest Investigator - Cycle 10 N/A 01/20/2017
D.3 Astrophysics Research and Analysis 01/20/2017 03/17/2017
D.8 Strategic Astrophysics Technology 01/20/2017 03/17/2017
D.11 Astro-H Guest Observer - Cycle 1 Canceled
2016 October 7 at 12:00UT:
Sixteenth Announcement of Opportunity Anticipated Proposal Deadline
The Sixteenth Announcement of Opportunity (AO-16) is not yet open.
The planned key milestones for the sixteenth XMM-Newton "Announcement of
Opportunity" have been established. Within this AO-16 a new call to submit
proposals for observations to be performed with the XMM-Newton observatory
will be issued.
To be prepared for this, please find below the anticipated timeline:
The planned key milestones for AO-16 are:
Announcement of Opportunity 23 August 2016
Due date for Proposals 7 October 2016 (12:00 UT)
Final OTAC approved programme late December 2016
For approved proposals only:
Start of phase II proposal submission 10 January 2017
Closure of phase II proposal submission 3 February 2017
Start of AO-16 observations May 2017
The official "Announcement of Opportunity" will be made public in the
XMM-Newton News and on the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre Home Page.