Appendix E.7: Explorer Program U.S. Participating Investigator (Explorer USPI), is to solicit potential Explorer Program Mission of Opportunity (MO) investigations in which investigators participate as a Co-I for an instrument, experiment, or technology demonstration that is being built and flown by a sponsor agency other than NASA. See Section 5.3 of the Stand Alone Mission of Opportunity Notice (SALMON) Announcement of Opportunity (AO) Program Element Amendment (PEA) H7: Explorer 2011 Science Missions of Opportunity.
With this amendment, the NASA Research Announcement NNH10ZDA001N, “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2010 Appendix E.7: Explorer U.S. Participating Investigators,” is amended to clarify requirements in Section 2.2.3, Duration of Awards.
The following paragraph is added to Section 2.2.3, Duration of Award:
If the proposed investigation is for more than five years, then a continuation proposal may be submitted for a new award covering a period of up to five additional years. The progress and accomplishments of the initial five years of the investigation will be reviewed as part of the decision making process for the continuation award. The budget for only the first five years of the investigation should be entered into the NSPIRES or Grants.gov electronic budget forms.