2017 May 25 - 2018 June 01
NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) announced the release of its annual
omnibus solicitation, Research Opportunities in
Space and Earth Science (ROSES) 2017 on February 14, 2017.
Notices of Intent to propose and Step-1 Proposals are due from March 2017
through February 2018, while full (Step-2) Proposals are due from May 2017
through no later than June 1, 2018.
Table 2 of the individual ROSES-2017 programs in order of due date is posted
while Table 3 of the individual ROSES-2017 programs organized by subject area
is posted here.
ROSES-2017 NASA Research Announcement (NRA) (NNH17ZDA001N) solicits basic and
applied research in support of NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD).
The 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
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 ROSES-2017 range from less than one to
several million dollars, which allows for selection from a few to as many as
several dozen proposals, depending upon 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 proposed work 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
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 ROSES-2017
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) (AOR) who will submit the electronic proposal.
All Principal Investigators (PIs) and other participants e.g., Co-Investigators
(Co-Is) must be registered in NSPIRES regardless of the 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 to enter the requested
Details of the solicited programs are in the Appendices of ROSES-2017. Names,
due dates, and links for the individual calls will appear in Tables 2 and 3 of
this ROSES-2017 NRA. Interested proposers should monitor
or subscribe to the electronic notification system there for additional new
programs or amendments to ROSES-2017 through February 2018, at which time
release of a subsequent ROSES NRA is planned. A web archive (and RSS feed) for
amendments, clarifications, and corrections to ROSES-2017 will be available
Frequently asked questions about ROSES-2017 will be posted here. 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 ROSES-2017 and here. Questions concerning general ROSES-2017 policies and procedures may be
directed to Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission Directorate, at
ROSES-17 Amendment 6: D.4 ATP computing restrictions relaxed
This amendment relaxes the restriction on requests for acquiring computing
resources for Program Element D.4 Astrophysics Theory Program.
The Astrophysics Theory Program (ATP) supports efforts to develop the basic
theory for NASA's space astrophysics programs. Proposals submitted for this
program must be both directly relevant to space astrophysics goals by
facilitating the interpretation of data from space astrophysics missions or by
leading to predictions that can be tested with space astrophysics observations
and consist predominantly of theoretical astrophysics studies or the
development of theoretical astrophysics models.
This amendment removes a restriction on requests for acquiring computing
resources. In addition to applying to the High-End Computing (HEC) Program for
access to NASA supercomputers, proposers are now permitted to request support
to purchase computing equipment or computing time from non-NASA sources.
The due dates remain unchanged: Notices of intent are requested by June 1,
2017, and proposals are due July 27, 2017.
On or about April 25, 2017, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement
"Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2017
(NNH17ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA
research opportunity homepage and will appear on
this SARA page. Questions concerning this program element may be directed
to Keith MacGregor at HQ-ATP@mail.nasa.gov.
ROSES-2017 Deadlines of Particular Relevance to the High-Energy
Astronomy Community include:
Appendix Program Element NOI/Step 1 Proposal
Due Date Due Date
D.4 Astrophysics Theory 06/01/2017 07/27/2017
D.5 Swift Guest Investigator - Cycle 14 N/A 09/21/2017
D.3 Astrophysics Research and Analysis Program 01/18/2018 03/15/2018
D.8 Strategic Astrophysics Technology 01/18/2018 03/15/2018
D.6 Fermi Guest Investigator - Cycle 11 TBD TBD
D.10 NuSTAR Guest Observer Cycle 4 TBD TBD
D.12 Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics TBD TBD
2017 June 01
Remaining Full (Step-2) Deadline for ROSES-2016
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:
Table 3 of individual programs organized by subject area can be found at:
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
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
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
http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2016/. This NRA will be available upon its release at
Questions concerning general ROSES NRA policies and procedures may be directed
to Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission Directorate, at
ROSES-16 Amendment 3: Separately Uploaded Total Budget Files for ROSES-2016
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/.
2017 October 6:
The planned key milestones for the seventeenth XMM-Newton "Announcement
of Opportunity" have been established. Within this AO-17, a new call to
submit proposals for observations to be performed with the XMM-Newton
observatory will be issued.
To be prepared for this, please find below the anticipated timeline:
Announcement of Opportunity .............. Tuesday 22 August 2017
Due date for Proposals ................... Friday 6 October 2017 (12:00 UT)
Final OTAC approved programme ............ mid December 2017
For approved proposals only:
Start of Phase II proposal submission .... Tuesday 9 January 2018
Closure of Phase II proposal submission .. Friday 2 February 2018
Start of observations .................... May 2018
The official "Announcement of Opportunity" will be made public in the
XMM-Newton News and on the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre Home Page.