Archived 2022 FAQ
This was the FAQ for ROSES-2022. For the current FAQs on the current ROSES see https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/faqs
What's new in ROSES-2022? How does it differ from prior ROSES?
The following significant changes occurred since last year’s ROSES solicitation:
Expansion of the Inclusion Plan pilot program: Last year, three programs required a 2-page "Inclusion Plan", see Section IV(e)ii of the ROSES Summary of solicitation and the Astrophysics Division White Paper on the Inclusion Plan Pilot Program at https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/library-and-useful-links. This year the following ROSES program elements will require an Inclusion Plan: A.23 ESI, A.28 IDS, B.22 Space Weather Centers of Excellence (SWxCs), D.3 APRA, D.7 SAT, D.12 TCAN, D.13 Pioneers, D.15 LPS, D.16 Astrophysics Decadal Survey Precursor Science (ADSPS), and F.10 PRISM. The assessment of this plan will not change adjectival ratings or selection recommendations.
Expansion of Dual-Anonymous Peer Review (DAPR): This year the following ROSES program elements are using DAPR: A.18 AuraST/ACMAP, A.26 Earth USPI, A.32 Studies with ICESat-2, B.4 HGIO, B.16 H-ARD, Planetary DAPs C.7-C.11, D.2 ADAP, Astro Observing programs D.5, D.6, and D.9-D.11, D.16 ADSPS D.17 XRISM, F.3 XRP and F.4 HW. See https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/dual-anonymous-peer-review and Section VI(b) of the ROSES Summary of solicitation for more information on DAPR.
More programs accept proposals at any time without any preliminary statement such as a Notice of Intent or Step-1 proposal. Though the NSPIRES page for those programs display a "Proposals Due" date, that is simply the end date for the current ROSES, after which proposals may be submitted to the program element with the same name in the next ROSES. There are two categories of proposals of this type: 1) No Due Date (NoDD) programs that will review proposals with a cadence that will depend on the rate at which proposals are submitted and 2) programs that will review quarterly. NoDD Programs include: A.24 RRNES, A.51 Applications-Oriented Augmentations for Research and Analysis, C.2 EW, C.3 SSW, C.4 PDAR, C.5 Exobio, C.6 SSO, C.12 PICASSO, C.16 LARS. F.2 TWSC and F.8 SOSS. Quarterly review programs include B.12 HDEE, B.15 HITS, and B.20 HTM. For more information, see the text of these program elements, the Research Overviews (A.1, B.1, C.1 etc.) and https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/NoDD.
In keeping with SMD's interest in identifying potential interdivisional gaps and having information to improve the review process, proposers will have an opportunity to indicate on the NSPIRES cover page whether a proposal would advance the strategic objectives of more than one SMD Division.
Section VIII of the ROSES Summary of solicitation on Flight-Based Research Investigations has been revised for clarity and updated to reflect that:
- All proposers may avail themselves of STMD’s Flight Opportunities Program (FOP) contracts to suborbital flight service providers see Section VIII(c)iii of the ROSES Summary of solicitation and
- Most proposers using Short Duration Orbital Platforms, including CubeSats will use NASA's Launch Service Program rather than the CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) program, see Section VIII(c)v of the ROSES Summary of solicitation for details.
Section II(c) of the ROSES Summary of solicitation "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research" has been expanded and now links to SPD-41: Scientific Information Policy.
There have been many changes to the program elements within ROSES:
In Appendix A (Earth Science), new program elements include A.36 Agriculture Applied Research Using Earth Observations, A.43 Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition New Vendor Onramp Evaluation, A.51 Applications-Oriented Augmentations for Research and Analysis, A.52 Coastal Resilience and A.53 FireTech. There is a new Tropospheric Composition call this year in A.19 focused on Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Asian Air Quality, and Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science returns in A.28 with new topics, including two (Ocean Worlds and Earth-moon connections in a changing climate) that have interdivisional aspects. Moreover, three program elements in Appendix A will evaluate proposals using DAPR: A.18 AuraST/ACMAP, A.26 Earth USPI, A.32 Studies with ICESat-2 and two programs will participate in the Inclusion Plan pilot program: A.23 ESI and A.28 IDS. Finally, some programs in Appendix A require that proposers use the Earth Science standard templates for the Table of Work Effort and Current and Pending Support at the "SARA" web page at https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/templates-for-earth-science-division-appendix-a-roses-proposals. Any programs that require the use of these templates will say so clearly.
In Appendix B, there are five new program elements: B.16 Heliophysics AI/ML-Ready Data (H-ARD), B.17 Interdisciplinary Science for Eclipse, B.20 Heliophysics Tools and Methods (HTM), B.21 Heliophysics Citizen Science Investigations (HCSI), and B.22 Space Weather Centers of Excellence (SWxCs). There is also a new "Infrastructure" version of Heliophysics Living with a Star this year in program element B.19. B.12 Heliophysics Data Environment Enhancements (HDEE), B.15 Heliophysics Innovation in Technology and Science (HITS), and B.20 HTM will accept proposals at any time and evaluate quarterly. B.4, Heliophysics Guest Investigators-Open (HGIO) and B.16 H-ARD will evaluate proposals using DAPR, see Section V(b) of the ROSES Summary of solicitation, and B.22 SWxCs will participate in the inclusion plan pilot study, see Section IV(e) of the ROSES Summary of solicitation. Finally, all proposals to Appendix B must use the standard Heliophysics template for the Current and Pending Support and use of the DMP template is encouraged. See https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/templates-heliophysic-division-appendix-b-roses-proposals.
In Appendix C (Planetary Science) new program elements include C.23 Analog Activities to Support Artemis Lunar Operations ("Desert RATS"), C.25 Artemis Geology, and C.27 Preparatory Science Investigations for Europa. C.4 is not soliciting proposals for the development or validation of software tools, so its name has been changed to Planetary Data Archiving and Restoration (PDAR) rather than PDART. SSW Exclusions have been updated, to reflect that SSW now excludes investigations involving data from Earth-based observations, as these investigations are now covered by Appendix C.6, Solar System Observations (SSO). C.2 EW, C.3 SSW, C.4 PDART, C.5 ExoBio, C.6 SSO, C.12 PICASSO and C.16 LARS continue to have no due date, they will accept proposals at any time. All of the data analysis programs, i.e., C.7 NFDAP, C.8 LDAP, C.9 MDAP, C.10 CDAP, and C.11 DDAP, will evaluate proposals using DAPR, see Section V(b) of the ROSES Summary of solicitation and DDAP does not request budgets with the proposal, just cost category (small, medium, or large); budgets will be requested later for selectable proposals. All proposals to Appendix C are strongly encouraged to use the planetary science template for Table of Personnel and Work Effort and proposals requiring a DMP are strongly encouraged to use the PSD DMP template. Both templates may be downloaded from: https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/templates-planetary-science-division-appendix-c-roses-proposals.
In Appendix D (Astrophysics), new program elements include D.16 Astrophysics Decadal Survey Precursor Science (ADSPS) and D.14 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Research and Support Opportunities and D.17 the X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission Guest Scientist, which were deferred from last year. Six programs (D.3 APRA, D.7 SAT, D.12 TCAN, D.13 Pioneers, D.15 LPS and D.16 ADSPS) will require the 2-page "Inclusion Plan", see Section IV(e) of the ROSES Summary of solicitation. Finally, all Astrophysics GO/GI programs D.2 Astrophysics Data Analysis, and D.16 ADSPS will evaluate proposals using DAPR, see Section V(b) of the ROSES Summary of solicitation.
In Appendix E (Biological and Physical Sciences), E.11 Space Biology: Beyond Low Earth Orbit is new. Late last year the base Space Biology call was split into two parts: E.9 Space Biology: Plant Studies and E.10 Space Biology: Animal Studies. This continues in ROSES-22. E.2 Biophysics, E.4 Combustion, E.5 Fluid Physics, and E.7 Materials Science are not solicited this year. E.3 Complex Fluids maybe solicited this year. The rest are all TBD placeholders at the time of release of ROSES.
Appendix F (Cross-Division) has six new program elements: F.11 SALA PRISM, a second PRISM call for Stand-Alone Location-Agnostic instruments. (The original PRISM call, for particular lunar locations, is program element F.10). F.12 Artemis Deployed Instruments, F.13 Lunar Terrain Vehicle Instruments, F.14 Transform to Open Science Training, F.15 High Priority Open-Source Science and F.16. Supplement for Scientific Software Platforms. Finally, F.10 PRISM will require the 2-page "Inclusion Plan", see Section IV(e) of the ROSES Summary of solicitation and F.3, Exoplanets continues to evaluate proposals using DAPR, see Section V(b) of the ROSES Summary of solicitation.
Potential proposers are strongly encouraged to read Section I(d) of the ROSES Summary of Solicitation that lists Significant Changes from Recent ROSES. To learn of the addition of new program elements and all amendments to this NRA, proposers may:
- Subscribe to the SMD mailing lists (by logging in at https://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and checking the appropriate boxes under "Account Management" and "Email Subscriptions").
- Get automatic updates of due dates using the ROSES-2022 due date Google calendar. Instructions will be available shortly after release at https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/library-and-useful-links (link from the words due date calendar).
- Check the ROSES-2022 Blog at https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2022/.
The 2022 version of The NASA Guidebook for Proposers will soon be posted at https://www.nasa.gov/offices/ocfo/gpc/regulations_and_guidance. The 2022 version of the Guidebook will be the one that applies to all ROSES-2022 proposals unless otherwise specified.
The restrictions involving China persist, please see https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/faqs/prc-faq-roses/.
Finally, if you are looking for the FAQ for ROSES-2021 (e.g., because you are preparing a proposal for one of the many ROSES-2021 program elements due in early calendar 2022) you may view the archived ROSES-2021 FAQ at https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/faqs/archived-2021-faq/.