Feb 22, 2010

February 22, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

This is the letter from SARA, a short update for NASA scientists. You can subscribe to this letter via RSS feed at

This year’s version of the omnibus solicitation, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES 2010) was released on Feb 12th and you can find links to it and the tables of due dates on NSPIRES and on the SARA solicitations page. While the schedule and content of ROSES 2010 is very similar to last year’s version, there are some differences and these are described on the SARA FAQ page, which also describes some of what’s new in the 2010 version of the guidebook for proposers.

Though ROSES 2010 has been released, the first proposal due dates are not until Friday, April 30, 2010 (Cassini Data Analysis, Cryospheric Science, and Earth System Data Records Uncertainty Analysis are due on that first day). Until then ROSES 2009 is still in effect (there are seven due dates in March) and it remains a living document: Amendment 33 was made just in the past week. You can now easily keep track of all changes on the ROSES 2009 clarifications, corrections and amendments page, which also has an RSS feed.

As always, many updates have been made to the SARA web page, including the list of program officers and the latest grant statistics. Not only can you find all of the ongoing ROSES 2009 selections and archived selections from ROSES 2008 and 2007 on html pages, the statistics are combined in the “grant stats” files downloadable in either


format. All of this can be found at the SARA grant statistics page at


Max Bernstein
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