Funding Opportunities




The old ROSES-2020 NRA has mostly been superseded by the 2021 incarnation but there are a few old ROSES-2020 programs with proposals due through mid April 2021 such as ROSES-20 A.45 InVEST, A.52 Suomi NPP and JPSS Standard Products, B.11 H-FORT, and B.15 GOLD-ICON Guest Investigators, as well as programs with rolling submissions such as A.28 Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science. To see the remaining ROSES-2020 programs and due dates see



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.

SIMPLEx AO No Earlier Than April 2021.

There will be a delay in the release of the Small Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx) Announcement of Opportunity (AO). Previously, the planetary science division had announced at town hall meetings that the SIMPLEx AO would be released no earlier than September 2020, but it is now anticipated that the SIMPLEx AO will be released no earlier than April 2021. Any inquiries should be directed to the SIMPLEx email:

Future Solicitations

You may download the current planning list of SMD Solicitations (NRAs and AOs) as a PDF from the SOMA web page. ROSES is released each year on or about February 14th. Planned program elements of ROSES are listed in the ROSES tables of due dates as 'TBD' and hypertext links from each title in the table of due dates connects to the NSPIRES page for that program element with a summary and point of contact.


Community Announcements


Request for Information on Development of Flight Capacity Building Programs for Emerging International Partners

Questions Due: No later than April 23, 2021
Responses to Questions: May 7, 2021
Response Date: May 21, 2021

SMD is seeking innovative ways to create a capacity development program that will provide training for leaders from nations that currently have few to no partnerships with NASA in flight projects and missions. The RFI responses will assist SMD in developing part if its overall strategy implementation for international partnerships.

Please the full text of the RFI on the NSPIRES page for NNH21ZDA012L. All responses to this RFI must be submitted via NSPIRES by clicking "create" on the NSPIRES page for NNH21ZDA012L.

Questions about this RFI may be directed to Ursula Rick at no later than April 23, 2021. NASA intends to respond to received questions by May 7, 2021. This email is not to be used for RFI responses; any submissions made via email will not be considered.

Dual-Anonymous Peer Review

In our "ROSES" research solicitation we have expanded the use of dual-anonymous peer review in which, not only are proposers not told the identity their reviewers, the reviewers are not told the identity of the proposers (until after they have evaluated the scientific merit of all of the anonymized proposals). To learn more about dual-anonymous peer review see

No Due Dates?

In our "ROSES" research solicitation we have expanded the number of programs with no fixed due date. Starting in ROSES-2021, proposals to seven programs in planetary science may be submitted at any time without any preliminary statement such as a Notice of Intent or Step-1 proposal. For more information see

Need Advice about ROSES and proposal writing?

On the library and useful links page we have resources that may be useful to those who are new to proposing to ROSES: Links to youtube versions of presentations by Max Bernstein (NASA HQ) and Christina Richey (JPL) about proposal writing. Both the video of Dr. Richey (thanks to the SETI Institute) and the video of Max Bernstein (thanks to NASA Ames Research Center). Other information that maybe useful to early career/ potential new PIs may be found at

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