- The 2021 version of Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES-21) was posted at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2021 on or about February 14, 2021.
- Table 2 with all program elements organized by due date was posted at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2021table2
- Table 3 with all program elements organized by subject matter was posted at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2021table3
- The FAQ on what's new in ROSES-2021 was posted at http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/faqs/#1 and links to slides and a recording of a What's new in ROSES talk may be found in the Library under "Links".
- We have a few ways for proposers to keep up to date with changes to ROSES after release. You are encouraged to:
- Subscribe to the SMD NSPIRES mailing lists (by logging in at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and checking the appropriate boxes under Account Management and Email Subscriptions),
- Bookmark the ROSES-2021 blog for clarifications, corrections and amendments at https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2021/ and
- Subscribe to the relevant ROSES-2021 due date Google calendars. Instructions have been posted at https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/library-and-useful-links or you may follow this link to download the PDF How to Subscribe to the ROSES-2021 Due Date Calendars.
The old ROSES-2020 NRA has mostly been superseded by the 2021 incarnation but there are a few old ROSES-2020 programs with proposals due through mid April 2021 such as ROSES-20 A.45 InVEST, A.52 Suomi NPP and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 http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2020table2.
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: HQ-SIMPLEX@mail.nasa.gov.
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.
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.
Questions about this RFI may be directed to Ursula Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/dual-anonymous-peer-review.
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 https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/NoDD.
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 https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/new-pi-resources.