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Recent Update

Draft SSERVI CAN 2 released
A draft version of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) Cycle 2 Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) has been released for community comment. The text of this draft CAN may be found at

All comments and questions must be submitted by February 12, 2016, via email to Dr. Yvonne Pendleton, Director of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, at and cc and The character string "SSERVI CAN2" (without quotes) should be included in the subject line. The identity of those submitting comments will be held in confidence. Answers to questions about this Draft CAN will be made available on the NSPIRES website (
Notional Schedule:
Due date for comments on Draft CAN                                                  February 12, 2016
Release of Final CAN (target):                                                                         March 2016
Step-1 Proposals Due:                                No less than 30 days after Final CAN release
Step-2 Proposals Due:                                                     90 days after Final CAN release

Recent Solicitations

Hubble Space Telescope Cycle 24 Call for Proposals
Release Date: January 13, 2016
Proposal Deadline: April 08, 2016

NASA and The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) are pleased to announce the Cycle 24 Call for Proposals for Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Observations and funding for Archival Research and Theoretical Research programs. Participation in this program is open to all categories of organizations, both domestic and foreign, including educational institutions, profit and nonprofit organizations, NASA Centers, and other Government agencies.

This solicitation for proposals will be open through April 08, 2016 8:00pm EDT. The Astronomer's Proposal Tools (APT), which is required for Phase I Proposal Submission will be made available/released for Cycle 24 Phase I use during the 2nd week of February 2016. Results of the selection will be announced by the end of June 2016.

All programmatic and technical information, as well as specific guidelines for proposal preparation, are available electronically from the STScI Announcement Web Page at Please take note of the What's New for Cycle 24 section on the announcement page. Questions can be addressed to the STScI Help Desk at or 410-338-1082.

Ongoing Solicitations

Future Solicitations:

Community Announcements

Hisaki Science Team proposals due 

The Planetary Science Division has invited Proposals from individuals to be Guest Investigators on the Hisaki Science Team. Proposals are due February 29, 2016, 4:30 PM Eastern Time. For more information see the Hisaki Guest Investigator Program 2016 Dear Colleague Letter (.PDF) on NSPIRES.

Planetary Science Division Facilities RFI

The Planetary Science Division is soliciting feedback regarding Planetary Science Division Facilities. Responses to This RFI should be in the form of a PDF sent to with subject line: REPONSE to Facilities RFI by April 30, 2016. For more information see the full text of the Planetary Science Division Facilities RFI.

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