High Energy Astrophysics Upcoming Dates & Deadlines


This page lists major upcoming deadlines for the submission of proposals to high-energy and general astrophysics programs and/or missions which may be of interest to HEASARC users. Wherever possible, links are included to the appropriate web sites which have fuller details. Please send information concerning any dates/deadlines that are not currently included and/or corrections to stephen.a.drake @ nasa.gov.

For more information about these and related subjects, you might also want to check out:
(1) the NASA Science Directorate list of Research Opportunities, (2) the HEASARC list of Upcoming Meetings (including meetings in High Energy Astrophysics, Astronomy, and related WWW activities), (3) the HEASARC list of Previous AOs/NRAs for which the Accepted Targets and/or Proposals are Available, (4) the NASA list of Future, Current & Past Science Missions, (5) the NASA Launch Schedule, or (6) the HEASARC's Chronology of High-Energy Astrophysics and General Astronomy


Summary of Deadlines

* 2015 September 04 - 2016 June 01: Remaining ROSES-2015 Deadlines

ROSES-2015 Deadlines of Particular Relevance to the High-Energy Astronomy Community include:

Appendix  Program Element                             NOI/Step 1   Proposal
                                                      Due Date     Due Date
                                                      MM/DD/Year   MM/DD/Year

D.5       Swift Guest Investigator - Cycle 12 	      N/A          09/25/2015
D.9       Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowships    09/04/2015   11/06/2015
D.10      NuSTAR Guest Observer - Cycle 2 	      N/A          11/16/2015
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 ROSES announcement

* 2015 September 25 at 04:30 EDT: Swift Guest Investigator Cycle 12 Announcement of Opportunity Anticipated Deadline (as part of ROSES-2015)

* 2015 October 09 at 12:00 UT: XMM-Newton 15th Announcement of Opportunity (AO-15) Proposal Deadline

* 2015 November 16 at 04:30 EDT: NuSTAR Guest Observer Cycle 2 Announcement of Opportunity Anticipated 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)


Full Details of Deadlines

* 2015 September 04 - 2016 June 01

Range of remaining deadlines for ROSES-2015 proposals.

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: http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2015/.

Frequently asked questions about ROSES-2015 will be on the web at http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/faqs/. 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 http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/program-officers-list/.

Questions concerning general ROSES NRA policies and procedures may be directed to Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission Directorate, at sara@nasa.gov.

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 sara@nasa.gov.


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 http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2015.

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 david.b.considine@nasa.gov.

ROSES-2015 Deadlines of Particular Relevance to the High-Energy Astronomy Community include:

Appendix  Program Element                             NOI/Step 1   Proposal
                                                      Due Date     Due Date
                                                      MM/DD/Year   MM/DD/Year

D.5       Swift Guest Investigator - Cycle 12 	      N/A          09/25/2015
D.9       Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowships    09/04/2015   11/06/2015
D.10      NuSTAR Guest Observer - Cycle 2 	      N/A          11/16/2015
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 ROSES announcement


* 2015 October 09 at 12:00 UT

Deadline for XMM-Newton 15th Announcement of Opportunity (AO-15) guest observing proposals

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.

To be prepared for this, please find below the timeline:

Announcement of Opportunity .............. Tuesday 25 August 2015
Due date for Proposals ................... Friday 9 October 2015 (12:00 UT)
Final OTAC approved programme ............ mid December 2015

For approved proposals only:

Start of phase II proposal submission .... Tuesday 12 January 2016
Closure of phase II proposal submission .. Friday 5 February 2016
Start of AO-15 observations .............. May 2016


Advance notice of upcoming deadlines for NASA Research Announcements and Announcements of Opportunity can be found by going to this NASA Research Opportunities Online Future Solicitations webpage.


Page Author: Stephen A. Drake (Stephen.A.Drake 'at' nasa.gov) (301) 286-6962


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