The key milestones for the fifteenth XMM-Newton "Announcement
of Opportunity" have been established. Within AO-15, a new call to
submit proposals for observations to be performed with the XMM-Newton
observatory has been issued.
2015 October 10 - 2016 June 01
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
2015 on February 13, 2015.
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 (NNH15ZDA001N) 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 p
roposal 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 information.
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. Interested proposers should monitor http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ or subscribe
to the electronic notification system there for additional new programs or
amendments to this ROSES NRA through February 2016, 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 at:
Frequently asked questions about ROSES-2015 will be on the web at
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 at
Questions concerning general ROSES NRA policies and procedures may be directed to
Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission Directorate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 May 12: A number of corrections and clarifications have been made to
the ROSES-15 Summary of Solicitation.
In response to comments from proposing organizations, the ROSES-2015 Summary
of Solicitation has been modified in a few ways. First, award dollar values
are no longer required for the current and pending support section. Second, we
have clarified the rules about the order of components of the
Scientific/Technical section of the proposal, as well as the location of
the Table of Personnel and Work Effort. Finally, new program elements
previously added to ROSES via amendments now appear in the list of appendices.
A more detailed description of these changes and comparisons to what appears
in the guidebook for proposers appears at http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2015. Proposers should also read
the ROSES-2015 Summary of Solicitation.
Questions concerning these changes may be directed to: Max Bernstein at email@example.com.
ROSES-15 Amendment 6: Change in due date for D.3 Astrophysics Research and
Analysis, D.8 Strategic Astrophysics Technology, and A.33 the CloudSat and
CALIPSO Science Team Recompete.
When setting the schedule for ROSES-2015, the proposal due dates for three
program elements were inadvertently placed on Saturday. This amendment
corrects that error, shifting the due dates to weekdays.
For both program elements D.3, Astrophysics Research and Analysis, and D.8,
Strategic Astrophysics Technology, proposals are now due by March 18, 2016.
Notices of Intent to propose remain unchanged; they are requested by
January 22, 2016.
For program element A.33, The CloudSat and CALIPSO Science Team Recompete,
the proposal due date is now July 31, 2015. Notices of Intent to propose
remain unchanged; they are requested by May 26th, 2015.
On or about March 24, 2015, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement
"Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2015"
(NNH15ZDA001N) was posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at
http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and will
appear on the RSS feed at
Questions concerning D.3, Astrophysics Research and Analysis may be directed
to: Michael Garcia at Michael.R.Garcia@nasa.gov.
Questions concerning D.8, Strategic Astrophysics Technology may be directed
to: Rita Sambruna at Rita.M.Sambruna@nasa.gov.
Questions concerning A.33, The CloudSat and CALIPSO Science Team may be
directed to: David Considine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROSES-15 Amendment 26: Revised text and new due date for D.10
NuSTAR Cycle 2.
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) Guest Observer (GO) Program
solicits proposals for basic research relevant to the Nuclear Spectroscopic
Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission, 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. In addition to investigations
utilizing NuSTAR observations only, proposals involving coordinated
observations with the European Space Agency/NASA XMM-Newton X-ray observatory
are also solicited as part of this Call for Proposals.
This amendment releases final text for Program Element D.10 NuSTAR Cycle 2.
The new text replaces in its entirety the prior version of the text released
with ROSES-2015 in February 2015. The significant changes are as follows:
- Cycle 2 Phase 1 Proposal due date has been delayed from November 16,
2015, to December 11, 2015;
- Cycle 1 and 2 Observing periods have been extended by one month:
Cycle 1 = April 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016;
Cycle 2 = May 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017;
- Due to the termination of operations of the Suzaku mission, joint
NuSTAR-Suzaku observations are no longer possible;
- Proposals for joint NuSTAR-XMM observations are now solicited under
this call (Section 1.3.1);
- Proposals for observations of anticipated Targets of Opportunity are
now permitted in Cycle 2 (Section 1.3.3);
- The policy regarding the disposition of Cycle 2 proposals for as yet
unobserved Cycle 1 Category C targets is clarified (Section 1.3);
- The time available for observations of bright sources has been
increased from 300 ksec to 1 Msec in Cycle 2 (Section 1.3.1);
- Limited funding is now available for support of Cycle 2 Category C
U.S. Principal Investigator proposals (Section 2.1).
On or about September 10, 2015, this Amendment to the NASA Research
Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2015"
(NNH15ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at
and will appear on the RSS feed at:
The NASA point of contact for programmatic information is Louis Kaluzienski,
who may be reached at Louis.j.Kaluzienski@nasa.gov. Technical questions
concerning this program element may be directed to Craig Markwardt at
ROSES-2015 Deadlines of Particular Relevance to the High-Energy
Astronomy Community include:
Appendix Program Element NOI/Step 1 Proposal
Due Date Due Date
D.9 Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowships 09/04/2015 11/06/2015
D.10 NuSTAR Guest Observer - Cycle 2 N/A 12/11/2015*
D.6 Fermi Guest Investigator - Cycle 9 N/A 01/22/2016
D.8 Strategic Astrophysics Technology 01/22/2016 03/18/2016*
D.3 Astrophysics Research and Analysis 01/22/2016 03/18/2016*
D.4 Astrophysics Theory Not solicited this year
* means that the date has been modified in an amendment to the original
2015 December 11 at 04:30 EDT:
NuSTAR Guest Observer Cycle 2
Announcement of Opportunity Proposal Deadline (as part of ROSES-2015)
2016 January 22 at 04:30 EDT:
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Guest Investigator Cycle 9 Announcement of
Opportunity Anticipated Deadline (as part of ROSES-2015)