Apr 19, 2021

Amendment 11: Instrument Incubator Program Final Text and Due Dates

The Instrument Incubator Program (IIP) supports the development of innovative technologies for Earth observing instruments, sensors, and systems in support of Earth science. The technologies and measurement concepts developed under the IIP may extend through field demonstrations, with a longer-term aim for infusion into future Earth Science Division research, applications, and flight programs.

The goal of the IIP is to promote innovation in the research, development, and demonstration of new measurement technologies that:

  • Enable new or greatly enhanced Earth observation measurements, and
  • Reduce the size, weight, power, and development time of Earth observing instruments.

ROSES-2021 Amendment 11 releases final text and due dates for A.41 IIP, which was previously "TBD". Notices of Intent to propose are requested by May 21, 2021 and proposals are due July 20, 2021. Proposals to this program element need not include a data management plan.

On or about April 19, 2021, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2021" (NNH21ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at

Questions concerning A.41 IIP may be directed to Parminder Ghuman at