2014 August 28 - 2015 March 31
Range of remaining deadlines for
NASA's Science Mission Directorate announced the release of its annual omnibus
solicitation, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) for
2014 on February 18, 2014.
Table 2 of individual programs in order of due date can be found here.
Table 3 of individual programs organized by subject area can be found here.
This ROSES NRA (NNH14ZDA001N) solicits basic and applied research in support
of NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD). This NRA covers all aspects of
basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth
sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD
science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International
Space Station, CubeSat and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations;
development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions;
development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced
technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the
laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft,
as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify
observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic
and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned
samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field
campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth
system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data
to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable
to SMD objectives and data.
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 science experiment hardware). The funds available for awards
in each program element offered in this ROSES 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 intra-agency transfers depending on the nature of
the proposing organization and/or program requirements. The typical period of
performance for an award is four years, although a few programs may specify
shorter or longer (maximum of five years) periods. Organizations of every type,
domestic and foreign, Government and private, for profit and not-for-profit,
may submit proposals without restriction on the number or 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.
Electronic submission of proposals is required by the respective due dates for
each program element and must be submitted by an authorized official of the
proposing organization. Electronic proposals may be submitted via the NASA
proposal data system NSPIRES or via Grants.gov. Every organization that intends
to submit a proposal in response to this ROSES NRA must be registered with
NSPIRES; organizations that intend to submit proposals via Grants.gov must be
registered with Grants.gov, in addition to being registered with NSPIRES. Such
registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who
will submit the electronic proposal. All principal investigators and other
participants (e.g., co-investigators) must be registered in NSPIRES regardless
of submission system. Potential proposers and proposing organizations are
urged to access the system(s) well in advance of the proposal due date(s) of
interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested
Details of the solicited programs are given in the Appendices of this ROSES
NRA. Names, due dates, and links for the individual calls are given in Tables
2 and 3 of this ROSES NRA. Table 2, organized by due date, can be found at
http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2014table2 and Table 3, organized by
subject area can be found at
http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2014table3. Interested proposers
should monitor NSPIRES or
subscribe to the electronic notification system there for additional new
programs or amendments to this ROSES NRA through February 2015, at which time
release of a subsequent ROSES NRA is planned. A web archive (and RSS feed) for
amendments, clarifications, and corrections to this ROSES NRA will be available
Further information about specific program elements may be obtained from the
individual Program Officers listed in the Summary of Key Information for each
program element in the Appendices of this ROSES NRA and
here. Questions concerning general ROSES NRA policies and procedures
may be directed to Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission
Directorate, at email@example.com.
ROSES-2014 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 11 N/A 09/25/2014
D.9 Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowships 09/05/2014 11/06/2014
D.11* NuSTAR Guest Observer - Cycle 1 N/A 11/25/2014
D.6 Fermi Guest Investigator - Cycle 8 N/A 01/15/2015
D.3 Astrophysics Research and Analysis 01/23/2015 03/20/2015
D.8 Strategic Astrophysics Technology 01/23/2015 03/20/2015
* means that the component has been amended or added since the initial release
of ROSES-2014 and that the text of the amendment is listed below.
ROSES-14 Amendment 32: Release of a new call under D.11 NuSTAR Guest
Observer - Cycle 1
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) Small Explorer (SMEX)
mission is the first orbiting telescope to focus light in the high energy
X-ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum (E > 10 keV), with an effective
bandpass of 3 - 79 keV. The observatory provides a combined improvement in
sensitivity and spatial/spectral resolution by factors of 10 to 100 over
previous missions that have operated at these energies. The NuSTAR Guest
Observer (GO) Program solicits proposals for basic research relevant to the
NuSTAR mission. The initial round of Guest Observations (Cycle 1) will commence
on or about April 1, 2015, and last for a nominal period of 12 months. Further
details on the Cycle 1 program may be found on the NuSTAR Guest Observer
Program website. Observing time will be made
available to scientists at both U.S. and non-U.S. institutions.
NOIs are not requested. The due date for proposals is November 25, 2014.
On or about August 26, 2014, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement
"Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)-2014"
(NNH14ZDA001N) was 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-2014.
Programmatic information may be obtained from the NuSTAR Program Scientist,
Louis Kaluzienski, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Technical questions may be
directed to the NuSTAR Mission Scientist, Craig Markwardt, at the NuSTAR Guest
Observer Program Office at Craig.Markwardt@nasa.gov.
2014 October 10, 12:00 UT
XMM-Newton Fourteenth Announcement of Opportunity (AO-14) proposals.
XMM-Newton is the second cornerstone of ESA's Horizon 2000 Science
Programme. It was launched by an Ariane 5 launcher and offers
astronomers a unique opportunity to perform high throughput
non-dispersive spectroscopic imaging in the energy range from 0.2 keV
to 12 keV (European Photon Imaging Camera) and medium resolution
dispersive spectroscopy (Reflection Grating Spectrometer) in the
energy range from 0.4 keV to 2.2 keV. In addition it provides
simultaneous optical/UV observations with a co-aligned telescope
This Announcement solicits proposals to be carried out in the period
from May 2015 to April 2016. Proposers from all over the world are
welcome to participate. All proposals will be subject to independent
peer review by the XMM-Newton Observing Time Allocation Committee.
Potential proposers are expected to prepare and submit proposals in
electronic form, by the deadline given below, using the XMM-Newton
Remote Proposal Submission software.
The key milestones for AO-14 are:
Announcement of Opportunity: 26 August 2014
Due date for Proposals: 10 October 2014 (12:00 UT)
Final OTAC approved programme: late December 2014
After the cycle of proposal submission and selection, the observation
details for successful proposals must be entered into the observatory
system. This is done during "Phase II" proposal submission. Please
find below for your information the anticipated time line for that
eventual Phase II:
Start of phase II proposal submission: 13 January 2015
Closure of phase II proposal submission: 6 February 2015
Anticipated deadline for Suzaku Tenth Announcement of Opportunity
The Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for the Suzaku Guest Observer
Program has been released around early September of each year since
cycle 2 (2006). As you may know, however, the electric power condition
of Suzaku has become severe by degrees, and now the XIS and the HXD can
be operated simultaneously only while the solar angle and the orbit both
satisfy certain conditions. As a result, it is found that all
observations of the targets with priority A and B cannot be completed by
the end of March 2015. The operation team has started to consider
further reduction of the electric power consumption, in order to
increase the period during which contemporaneous XIS and HXD
observations can be performed.
In the meantime, the Steering Committee has decided to extend the
currently running AO-9 cycle by two months. Accordingly, the next AO
(AO-10) is now planned to be released around early November this year,
followed by a proposal submission deadline in mid-January 2015.