Amendment 69: B.13 DRIVE Science Centers Step-2 Due Date Delay
This amendment delays the Step-2 proposal due date for B.13 DRIVE Science Centers to June 20, 2019.
DRIVE Science Centers (DSCs), implemented as a NASA-NSF partnership, are part of an integrated multi-agency initiative, DRIVE (Diversity, Realize, Integrate, Venture, Educate), put forward as a high priority recommendation of the 2013 Solar and Space Physics Decadal Survey. DSCs, are focused on grand challenge goals that are both ambitious and focused enough to be achievable within the lifetime of the center. In other words, they should address problems poised for major advances. This program is intended to support science that cannot be effectively done by individual investigators or small teams, but requires the synergistic, coordinated efforts of a research center. In order to maximize the potential for these science centers to deliver on innovative and breakthrough science, they are expected to include aspects in their design that support collaboration and deep knowledge integration across the full range of expertise (scientific, computational, educational) within them, as recommended in a recent report by the National Academy of Sciences, Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science.
To permit NASA adequate time to carefully review the larger than expected number (44) of Step-1 proposals, the Step-2 due date for B.13 DRIVE Science Centers has been delayed to June 20, 2019.