The Origins of Solar Systems program solicits basic research proposals to conduct scientific investigations related to understanding the formation and early evolution of planetary systems and to provide the fundamental research and analysis necessary to detect and characterize other planetary systems. These investigations may involve analytical and numerical modeling, laboratory research, and observational studies in the following areas: star formation and the relationship to planetary system formation, solar nebula processes, accumulation and dynamical evolution, analysis of primitive materials, and the detection and characterization of other planetary systems.
A number of changes have been made to Appendix E.3, The Origins of Solar System Program. Section 1.1 has been added to emphasize expectations regarding interdisciplinary work in proposals handled by the Planetary Science Division; Section 2.4, Overlap with Other Programs, has been expanded to help potential proposers decide between Origins and other programs; and a new point of contact has been added for the Planetary Science Division. The due dates remain unchanged: Notices of Intent are requested by March 22, 2013, and proposals are due by May 23, 2013.
Questions concerning Appendix E.3, The Origins of Solar System Program,
may be addressed to
Larry Petro at email@example.com or (202) 358-4424.
Planetary Science Division: Christina Richey or Max
Bernstein at HQ-OSS@mail.nasa.gov