For Researchers

Welcome to the SARA researchers web page. The researcher’s section is for scientists and engineers who plan to propose or have submitted a proposal to one of our research solicitations. The section includes various aspects of solicitation, submission, and peer review of proposals to the Science Mission Directorate. Points of contact by program and subject area are provided at the Program Officers List, and some selection statistics are available on our Grant Stats page. Those are our most popular pages within this research section of the web site. Links to other pages can be found in the navigation list to the right of this page.

NASA Science research and analysis (R&A) includes concept studies that provide the science basis for a mission, technology and techniques for missions and the calibration, validation, and analysis of mission data. Moreover, it also entails analysis of archived data after a mission ends. The ultimate goal is to create new knowledge as we explore the Universe and to use that knowledge for the benefit of all humankind. A full description of all of the different calls for proposals, from Astrophysics, Heliophysics, Earth Science, and Planetary Science can all be found in our omnibus solicitation, called Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES), which may be found at