Nov 1, 2019

Amendment 50: New ROSES Graduate Student Research Program Element: E.6 Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology

ROSES-19 Amendment 50 adds a new program element to ROSES-2019: Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST), the ROSES Graduate Student Research Program Element, E.6.

Through FINESST, the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) solicits proposals from accredited U.S. universities and other eligible organizations for graduate student-designed and performed research projects that contribute to SMD's science, technology and exploration goals.

A Notice of Intent is not requested for E.6 FINESST. Proposals to FINESST are due by February 4, 2020.

Potential proposers who wish to participate in the optional pre-proposal teleconference December 2, 2019 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time may (no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start time) call 1-888-324-3185 (U.S.-only Toll Free) or 1-630-395-0272 (U.S. Toll) and use Participant Passcode: 8018549. For TTY-equipped callers no earlier than 30 minutes before the start of the teleconference, call 711 and provide the same conference call number/passcode. Email any teleconference agenda suggestions and questions by November 25, 2019. Afterwards, questions and responses, with identifying information removed, will be posted on the NSPIRES page for FINESST under "other documents".

FINESST awards research grants with a research mentor as the principal investigator and the listed graduate student listed as the "student participant". Unlike the extinct NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships (NESSF), the Future Investigators (FIs) are not trainees or fellows. Students with existing NESSF awards seeking a third year of funding, may not submit proposals to FINESST. Instead, they may propose to NESSF20R. Subject to a period of performance restriction, some former NESSFs may be eligible to submit proposals to FINESST.

Questions concerning this program element may be directed to