Mar 25, 2021

Amendment 9: D.4 Astrophysics Theory Requirements Regarding Inclusion and Data Management Plans

The Astrophysics Theory Program (ATP) supports efforts to develop the basic theory for NASA's space astrophysics programs. The proposed work submitted for this program must both:

  • Be directly relevant to space astrophysics goals by facilitating the interpretation of data from space astrophysics missions or by leading to predictions that can be tested with space astrophysics observations; and
  • Consist predominantly of theoretical astrophysics studies or the development of theoretical astrophysics models.

ROSES-2021 Amendment 9 adds two new sections to D.4 ATP, changing one requirement and adding another. First, Section 1.1.3 specifies that the Data Management Plan must be located within the 15-page Scientific/Technical/Management section of the proposal. Second section 1.1.4 adds the new requirement that anonymized proposals must include an inclusion plan of up to two pages immediately following the references and citations for the Scientific/Technical/Management section. New text is in bold. The proposal due date remains unchanged as July 1, 2021.

On or about March 25, 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 D.4 ATP may be directed to Evan Scannapieco, at