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

* 2016 December 15 - 2017 June 01: Remaining ROSES-2016 Deadlines

ROSES-2016 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.10      NuSTAR Guest Observer - Cycle 3             N/A          01/27/2017 (Amended date)
D.6       Fermi Guest Investigator - Cycle 10 	      N/A          02/24/2017 (Amended date)
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    


Full Details of Deadlines


* 2016 December 15 - 2017 June 01

Range of remaining deadlines for ROSES-2016 proposals.

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: http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2016table2.

Table 3 of individual programs organized by subject area can be found at: http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2016table3.

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 NRA.

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 http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ 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 at: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2016/. This NRA will be available upon its release at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2016.

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

ROSES-16 Amendment 3: Separately Uploaded Total Budget Files for ROSES-2016 proposals

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 - Cycle 1

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 http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and appeared on the RSS feed at: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2016.

Questions concerning this program element may be directed to Louis Kaluzienski at louis.j.kaluzienski "at" nasa.gov.

ROSES-16 Amendment 39: D.6 FERMI GI final text and phase-1 due date change

This amendment presents final text and changes the phase-1 proposal due date for the D.6 Fermi Guest Investigator program.

The Fermi Guest Investigator (GI) program solicits proposals for basic research relevant to the Fermi mission. The primary goal of this mission is to perform 20 MeV to >300 GeV gamma-ray measurements over the entire celestial sphere, with sensitivity a factor of 30 or more greater than that obtained by earlier space missions. A secondary goal includes the study of transient gamma-ray sources with energies extending from 8 keV up to 300 GeV.

The Fermi GI program is intended to encourage scientific participation by providing funding to carry out investigations using Fermi data, to conduct correlative observations at other wavelengths, to develop data analysis techniques applicable to the Fermi data, and to carry out theoretical investigations in support of Fermi observations.

Phase-1 proposals are due at 4:30 pm Eastern Time on February 24, 2017, via the RPS website.

On or about October 19, 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 http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and appeared on the RSS feed at: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2016.

Programmatic information may be obtained from Stefan Immler at stefan.m.immler@nasa.gov. Technical questions concerning this program element may be directed to Chris Shrader at Chris.R.Shrader@nasa.gov. Questions concerning Fermi capabilities may be directed to Julie McEnery at Julie.E.McEnery@nasa.gov.

ROSES-16 Amendment 41: This amendment releases final text for Program Element D.10 Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) Cycle 3

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 to 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 third round of Guest Observations (Cycle 3) will commence on or about June 1, 2017, and last for a nominal period of 12 months. Based upon the outcome of the 2016 NASA Astrophysics Senior Review process, NuSTAR operations are currently funded through September 30, 2018. Further details on the Cycle 3 program may be found on the NuSTAR Guest Observer Program website. Observing time will be made available to scientists at both US and non-US institutions.

Individuals may submit proposals for two general types of observations: "standard-mode" and "Target-of-Opportunity" (ToO) (see Section 1.3.3). In addition to proposals for ToO observations submitted in response to this Call for Proposals, unsolicited requests for ToO observations may be made through the NuSTAR Science Operations Center. Note that unsolicited ToO requests are ineligible for funding under the NuSTAR Guest Observer Program. The data from NuSTAR observations selected under the Cycle 3 Call for Proposals will have a limited exclusive-use period dependent upon the observation type. Data from approved standard-mode GO observations will have a nominal one-year exclusive-use period commencing at the time of receipt of the processed data by the observer. Data from approved ToO observations will have a corresponding six-month exclusive-use period. Note that Principal Investigators (PIs) may waive the exclusive-use period and opt for the observation(s) to be placed directly into the NuSTAR public archive. Data resulting from unsolicited ToO requests will have no exclusive-use period.

Proposers must submit their Phase-1 proposals (including the accompanying target forms) electronically via the ARK/RPS website by 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on January 27, 2017. Instructions for submitting proposals via ARK/RPS are provided at the HEASARC NuSTAR web site.

Technical questions concerning this program element may be directed to Craig Markwardt at Craig.Markwardt@nasa.gov. Programmatic information may be obtained from Louis Kaluzienski at louis.j.kaluzienski@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
                                                      MM/DD/Year   MM/DD/Year

D.10      NuSTAR Guest Observer - Cycle 3             N/A          01/27/2017 (Amended date)
D.6       Fermi Guest Investigator - Cycle 10 	      N/A          02/24/2017 (Amended date)
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


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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