Funding Opportunities: Grant Solicitations




The Third Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON-3 = NNH17ZDA004O) Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is an omnibus, meaning it hosts individual flight opportunities each with its own topic and due date. The Table of SALMON-3 PEA Due Dates has hypertext links to each program element appendix (PEA) in SALMON-3. The current PEAs are:
Earth Venture Instrument - 5 with mandatory NOIs due 08/01/2018 and proposals due 10/10/2018
2018 Heliophysics Technology Demonstration Mission of Opportunity with mandatory NOIs due 09/10/2018 and proposals due 11/05/2018
2018 Heliophysics Science Mission of Opportunity with mandatory NOIs due 09/17/2018 and proposals due 11/13/2018
For more information follow the hypertext links above to the NSPIRES pages for these SALMON-3 PEAs.


Future Solicitations


Community Announcements

RFI on Search for Non-Terrestrial Technosignatures

Solicitation Number: NNH18ZDA015L
Response Date: August 24, 2018

SMD requests information on ongoing searches for non-terrestrial technosignatures, technosignature searches in development, and conceptual ideas for future technosignature searches. This information will be used to inform NASA’s program planning, to determine, conditional on the availability of appropriated funds, how best to support the search for non-terrestrial technosignatures through partnership with private or philanthropic organizations. The full text of the RFI and response instructions can be found at:!{5BB40A31-6272-56A8-607F-6E5CC455775E}&path=open. Responses must be submitted electronically using the NSPIRES web site. Questions concerning this Request for Information may be addressed to Dr. Martin Still at

Nominations for the Executive Committee of NASA’s Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group

Response Date: September 14, 2018

The Astrophysics Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is pleased to issue this open call for nominations, including self-nominations, to serve on the Executive Committee of NASA’s Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group, or COPAG ( In the coming months, NASA anticipates making a minimum of two new appointments to the COPAG Executive Committee to replace current members who will be rotating off the committee. Appointments will be for a period of three years for each selected candidate.

The current NASA Cosmic Origins (COR) mission portfolio includes: Hubble, Spitzer, SOFIA, Herschel, and a variety of missions with rich archival data holdings. In about three years, the James Webb Space Telescope will be added to this portfolio. COR also has strong thematic interest in the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission, currently in formulation. In addition, several of the ongoing mission concept studies in preparation for the 2020 Decadal Survey are relevant to COR science objectives.

The COPAG is an open, interdisciplinary forum that provides a conduit for community input into NASA’s COR Program and for conducting analyses in support of science objectives and their implications for planning of Program activities. All interested members of the community are invited to participate in the COPAG. The COPAG is led by an Executive Committee (EC), whose membership is chosen to reflect the range of scientific disciplines and interests represented in COR. The current EC Chair serves on the Astrophysics Subcommittee. Together, the COPAG EC and the Chair are responsible for capturing and organizing community input, overseeing COPAG analyses, identifying and prioritizing technology needs for future missions, reporting COPAG findings and inputs to the Astrophysics Subcommittee, and keeping the scientific community apprised of ongoing activities and opportunities within NASA’s Cosmic Origins Program. Detailed information about the structure and function of the COPAG can be found on the web at

Nominations, including self-nominations, for the COPAG EC should be submitted via email to Submissions must include both a cover letter and a one-page curriculum vitae summarizing the nominee’s relevant background and current COPAG-related interests, both bound in a single PDF file. The cover letter should provide a description of the nominee’s area of relevant interests, area(s) of expertise, and qualifications for service on the COPAG EC. The deadline for receipt of nominations is September 14, 2018, with announcement of selections anticipated by mid October 2018. Nominations will only be accepted for scientists who reside at a U.S. Institution for the period of the service. There is no restriction on citizenship.


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