Funding Opportunities




Only a few program elements are still open from last year's ROSES (2019) that was posted on March 14, 2019. The link to the top level page for the old ROSES may be found at and please refer to Table 2 at for a list program elements organized by due date.



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.

Future Solicitations

Link to PDF Planning List of SMD Solicitations from the SOMA web page.


Community Announcements


Virtual Town Hall on Dual-Anonymous Peer Review

NASA Astrophysics Webinar: Dual-Anonymous Peer Review for ADAP-2020 April 2, 2020 1-2 pm ET

On April 2, 2020 at 1 pm Eastern Time, NASA’s Astrophysics Division will host a webinar to discuss the implementation of dual-anonymous peer review for the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program (ADAP) in ROSES-2020. In dual-anonymous peer review, not only are proposers unaware of the identity of reviewers, but the reviewers do not have explicit knowledge of the proposing teams and institutions during the scientific evaluation of the proposal.

The webinar will: (1) discuss the motivation for switching to dual-anonymous peer review, (2) describe how to write proposals that are compatible with dual-anonymous peer review, and (3) explain how dual-anonymous peer reviews work in ADAP.

In advance of the webinar, questions may be submitted and upvoted on at:!/dashboard

The webinar will be broadcast live via WebEx. Connection details follow:

WebEx URL:

Meeting password: Adap2020!

Audio-only participation is available by calling +1-415-527-5035 and providing access code 907 287 219.

For more information on dual-anonymous peer review, please visit: The slides will be posted to this site in advance of the Town Hall presentation.

NASA Astrophysics Advisory Committee Nominations Due March 31, 2020

The Astrophysics Division invites nominations for service on the Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC) that advises the Astrophysics Division Director.

Nominations, including self-nominations, are sought for consideration to fill vacancies on the APAC. There will be member vacancies from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider nominations and self-nominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. Nominees will only be contacted should a vacancy be available and it is judged that their area(s) of expertise is appropriate for that specific vacancy. NASA is committed to selecting members to serve on these committees based on their individual expertise, knowledge, experience, and current/past contributions in a relevant subject area. NASA is committed to ensuring that the membership of the APAC draws from the diversity of the entire U.S. astrophysics community.

APAC members must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S., and must be working at a U.S. institution. All member appointments are non-compensated. However, NASA does cover travel and per diem expenses for all member appointments.

The deadline for NASA receipt of all nominations is March 31, 2020.

To be considered by NASA, nomination and self-nomination packages must be sent to NASA as an email. The following information is required to be included as part of each nomination package: (1) A cover email with subject line, "APAC: nomination"; (2) a professional resume (one-page maximum, included as an attachment); and, (3) a professional biography (one-page maximum; included as an attachment) that includes experience and contributions relevant to NASA subject areas. All nomination or self-nomination packages must be submitted electronically via email to NASA at; hard-copy nominations will not be accepted. Note: nomination packages that do not include the three (3) mandatory elements listed above will not receive further consideration by NASA.

2020 NASA International Space Apps Challenge

Apply to be a "Local Lead" to host a 2020 NASA International Space Apps Challenge hackathon in your area on October 2-4, 2020. A Local Lead is a person who organizes the event in a specific city or town. In 2019, 225 Local Leads hosted Space Apps events in 71 countries, and over 29,000 people registered to participate worldwide. The Local Lead Applications are due by June 15th, 2020 and are to be submitted via Local Lead applicants may be affiliated with NASA, but that is not required.

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Since its inception in 2012, NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge has become the world’s largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens across the globe to use NASA’s open data to build innovative solutions to challenges we face on Earth and in space.

Space Apps inspires local communities to come together, think intensely, and create solutions to important problems. Each year, Space Apps engages thousands of individuals in cities around the world to work with NASA's open source data in a 48-hour sprint. Teams of technologists, scientists, designers, entrepreneurs, artists, and others collaborate to answer some of the most pressing challenges on Earth and in space.

Funding for Citizen Science in ROSES

Citizen Science is a form of open collaboration in which individuals or organizations participate voluntarily in the scientific process in various ways (see policy document on citizen science). Unless otherwise noted in the program element, proposals submitted to any ROSES call may be entirely or partially citizen science-based and additional funding may be available for proposals incorporating citizen science. Citizen science projects shall be held to the same rigorous standards as any SMD science program. For more information on ongoing SMD citizen science projects, see or email

Need Advice about ROSES and proposal writing?

On the library and useful links page we have added a new resource that may be useful to those who are new to proposing to ROSES. Presentations by Max Bernstein (NASA HQ) and Christina Richey (JPL) about ROSES how to write a proposal are now available. Both the video (thanks to the SETI Institute) and both PDF and PPT versions of Max's slides may be found in the SARA Library.

Please direct questions or corrections on this page to