Nov 3, 2017

Amendment 42 D.6 Fermi Cycle 11 Final Text

D.6 Fermi Guest Investigator - Cycle 11 solicits proposals for basic research relevant to the Fermi mission. The primary goal of this mission is to perform 20 MeV to >300 GeV gamma-ray measurements over the entire celestial sphere, with sensitivity a factor of 30 or more greater than that obtained by earlier space missions. A secondary goal includes the study of transient gamma-ray sources with energies extending from 8 keV up to 300 GeV.

The Fermi GI program is intended to encourage scientific participation by providing funding to carry out investigations using Fermi data, to conduct correlative observations at other wavelengths, to develop data analysis techniques applicable to the Fermi data, and to carry out theoretical investigations in support of Fermi observations.

Phase-1 proposals are due via ARK RPS by 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on February 23, 2018.

Technical questions concerning this program element may be directed to Chris Shrader of the Fermi Science Support Center at and there is a Help Desk at

Questions concerning Fermi capabilities may be directed to Julie McEnery,

the Fermi Project Scientist, at

Programmatic information may be obtained from Stefan Immler, the Fermi Program Scientist at