Dec 4, 2015

Amendment 31: Release of InSight PSP in C.23

This program element is for investigations in the InSight Participating Scientist Program (PSP). The objectives of the program are to: a) enhance the scientific return from the InSight mission by broadening participation in the mission, and b) augment the existing InSight science team to include new members conducting investigations that broaden and/or complement the funded InSight Principal Investigator (PI)-led investigations. The goal of the InSight PSP is to maximize the contribution of InSight to the future exploration and scientific understanding of Mars and the other terrestrial-type planets. Because the intention is to enhance and broaden the scientific return and augment the existing science team, investigations submitted by the InSight PI and Co-Investigators (Co-Is) will not be considered.
Notices of intent are requested by January 5, 2016 and proposals are due March 1, 2016.
This program element requests Notices of Intent and will not solicit nor evaluate Step-1 proposals. Also, this program element does not collect data management plan via the NSPIRES cover pages, as some aspects of data archiving must be included in the body of the proposal and will be evaluated as part of merit, see Section 3.3, Evaluation Criteria.
Questions concerning this program element may be directed to: Robert A. Fogel at