Funding Opportunities: Grant Solicitations
- The 2018 version of Research Opportunities in Earth and Space Science (ROSES-18) has been posted at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2018 on February 14, 2018.
- Table 2 with all program elements organized by due date may be found at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2018table2
- Table 3 with all program elements organized by subject matter may be found at http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2018table3
- The FAQ on what’s new in ROSES-2018 will be posted at http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/faqs/#1
- The RSS feed for ROSES-2018 clarifications, corrections and amendments feed will be at http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2018/
- Potential proposers should also 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) and will also be able to subscribe to a ROSES-2018 due date Google calendar. Instructions will be posted at https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/library-and-useful-links (link from the words due date calendar).
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. The current PEAs are:
Earth Venture Instrument - 5 with mandatory NOIs due 08/01/2018 and proposals due 10/10/2018
2018 Heliophysics Technology Demonstration Mission of Opportunity with mandatory NOIs due 10/01/2018 and proposals due 11/30/2018
2018 Heliophysics Science Mission of Opportunity with mandatory NOIs due 10/01/2018 and proposals due 11/30/2018
For more information follow the hypertext links above to the NSPIRES pages for these SALMON-3 PEAs.
- Astrophysics Explorers Small Explorer (SMEX) AO
- SOMA web page including future AOs
- NSPIRES Future Solicitations Page
Open Positions at NASA HQ: Planetary Science Division Director and NASA Deputy Chief Scientist
Planetary Science Division Director - Close date 09/21/2018
The Director is responsible for overseeing the science content and execution of planetary program missions and activities. To find a detailed description of this position and additional information on qualifications and application procedures. For more information see https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509092900
NASA Deputy Chief Scientist - Close date 09/05/2018
Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS). The OCS represents all of the scientific endeavors in the agency, ensuring they are aligned with and fulfill the administration's science objectives. The OCS advises the NASA Administrator and other senior officials on agency science programs, strategic planning and the evaluation of related Investments. To find a detailed description of this position and additional information on qualifications and application procedures see https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507003600
NASA invites nominations for service on the Astrophysics Advisory Committee
U.S. citizens may nominate others or may submit self-nominations for consideration to fill vacancies on the Astrophysics Advisory Committee (APAC), that advises the Astrophysics Division Director. The deadline for NASA receipt of all public nominations is December 1, 2018.
U.S. citizens may nominate others or may submit self-nominations for consideration to fill vacancies on the APAC. There will be member vacancies from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider 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, current/past contributions to the relevant subject area and overall diversity of the committee. NASA is committed to ensuring that the membership of the Astrophysics Advisory Committee draws from the diversity of the entire U.S. astrophysics community. All member appointments are non-compensated. However, NASA does cover travel and per diem expenses for all member appointments.
To be considered by NASA, the following information must 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 public nomination or self-nomination packages must be submitted electronically via email to NASA at firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
Nominations for the Executive Committee of NASA’s Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group
Response Date: September 14, 2018
The Astrophysics Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is pleased to issue this open call for nominations, including self-nominations, to serve on the Executive Committee of NASA’s Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group, or COPAG (http://cor.gsfc.nasa.gov/copag). In the coming months, NASA anticipates making a minimum of two new appointments to the COPAG Executive Committee to replace current members who will be rotating off the committee. Appointments will be for a period of three years for each selected candidate.
The current NASA Cosmic Origins (COR) mission portfolio includes: Hubble, Spitzer, SOFIA, Herschel, and a variety of missions with rich archival data holdings. In about three years, the James Webb Space Telescope will be added to this portfolio. COR also has strong thematic interest in the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission, currently in formulation. In addition, several of the ongoing mission concept studies in preparation for the 2020 Decadal Survey are relevant to COR science objectives.
The COPAG is an open, interdisciplinary forum that provides a conduit for community input into NASA’s COR Program and for conducting analyses in support of science objectives and their implications for planning of Program activities. All interested members of the community are invited to participate in the COPAG. The COPAG is led by an Executive Committee (EC), whose membership is chosen to reflect the range of scientific disciplines and interests represented in COR. The current EC Chair serves on the Astrophysics Subcommittee. Together, the COPAG EC and the Chair are responsible for capturing and organizing community input, overseeing COPAG analyses, identifying and prioritizing technology needs for future missions, reporting COPAG findings and inputs to the Astrophysics Subcommittee, and keeping the scientific community apprised of ongoing activities and opportunities within NASA’s Cosmic Origins Program. Detailed information about the structure and function of the COPAG can be found on the web at http://cor.gsfc.nasa.gov/copag.
Nominations, including self-nominations, for the COPAG EC should be submitted via email to email@example.com. Submissions must include both a cover letter and a one-page curriculum vitae summarizing the nominee’s relevant background and current COPAG-related interests, both bound in a single PDF file. The cover letter should provide a description of the nominee’s area of relevant interests, area(s) of expertise, and qualifications for service on the COPAG EC. The deadline for receipt of nominations is September 14, 2018, with announcement of selections anticipated by mid October 2018. Nominations will only be accepted for scientists who reside at a U.S. Institution for the period of the service. There is no restriction on citizenship.