Apr 7, 2020

Amendment 12: New Opportunity in LISA Preparatory Science added to ROSES-2020.

The LISA Preparatory Science (LPS) Program provides support for U.S. investigators to conduct activities that contribute to furthering the eventual science yield of LISA. It is not intended as a vehicle for funding specific U.S. contributions to the LISA instrument or science ground segment, or to develop concepts for other missions outside of LISA. Proposals to the LPS program may request support to:

  • Perform high-fidelity simulations of the expected waveforms for LISA sources and assessing their impact on LISA's science return;
  • Develop data analysis and statistical techniques useful for the extraction of scientific measurements from LISA data (e.g., parameter estimators, etc.);  
  • Refine and expand on LISA's capabilities to conduct specific astrophysical investigations and evaluate LISA’s potential contributions in the context of the broader astrophysical landscape; 
  • Conduct astrophysics investigations that demonstrably prepare for the analysis and interpretation of the LISA data.

ROSES-2020 Amendment 12 adds a new opportunity to ROSES-2020: LISA Preparatory Science (LPS) in program element D.15. Mandatory NOIs are due September 15, 2020, and proposals are due December 15, 2020.

On or about April 7, 2020, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2020" (NNH20ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at

Questions concerning LPS may be directed to Thomas Hams at