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 10 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.
This amendment presents the final text for Appendix D.8, Fermi Guest Investigator – Cycle 4, which replaces the prior placeholder in its entirety. New to this cycle are 1) the option to propose for a “two-year” duration regular proposal and 2) the implementation of a Fermi-Suzaku joint program.
Proposals are due January 21, 2011. Table 2 and Table 3 of the Summary of Solicitation for this NRA have been updated to reflect this change.
Further information about this program element is available from Dr. Ilana M. Harrus, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001; Telephone: (202) 358-1250.