2014 January 10 - June 02
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NASA's Science Mission Directorate announced the release of its annual omnibus
solicitation, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) for
2013 on February 14, 2013.
Notices of Intent to propose and Step-1 proposal due dates start on 03/01/2013
and go through 01/24/2014. Full (and Step-2) proposal due dates start on
05/01/2013 and go through 03/31/2014 (for Full proposals) or 06/02/2014
(for Step-2 proposals).
This ROSES NRA (NNH13ZDA001N) 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,
stratospheric balloon, suborbital rocket, and commercial reusable rocket
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 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. Table 2, organized by due date, can be found
Table 3, organized by subject area can be found
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 2014, 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, while 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-13 Amendment 30: Appendix D.6, Fermi Cycle 7, change to sky-survey
strategy, expected awards, and proposal due date.
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.
This Amendment makes various changes to Appendix D.6, Fermi Cycle 7.
Modifications to the standard sky-survey mode utilized during Cycles 1-6 may
be implemented during Cycle 7. Proposers should be aware of possible
implications for their proposed investigations, although these are expected
to be minimal. Details are provided in Section 1.2 of Appendix D.6 and in
accompanying web-based materials. Sequestration in fiscal year 2013 and
lowered future planning budgets mean that less funding will be available to
support new Guest Investigations, see Sections 2.1 and 3 of Appendix D.6.
The due date for proposals has been changed to January 31, 2014.
On or about November 4, 2013, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement
"Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2013"
(NNH13ZDA001N) was posted on the
NASA research opportunity homepage and appeared on the RSS feed at
this NASA page.
Questions concerning this amendment and Appendix D.6, Fermi Cycle 7, may be
Keith B. MacGregor, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission
Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001.
Telephone: (202) 358-2463;
ROSES-2013 Deadlines of Particular Relevance to the High-Energy
Astronomy Community include
Appendix Program Element NOI/Step 1 Proposal
Due Date Due Date
D.6 Fermi Guest Investigator - Cycle 7 N/A 01/31/2014 (revised date)
D.3 Astrophysics Research & Analysis 01/24/2014 03/21/2014
D.8 Strategic Astrophysics Technology 01/24/2014 03/21/2014
2014 January 31, 4:30pm EST
Fermi Cycle 7 Guest Investigator proposals,
a component of ROSES-2013 (See above)