Funding Opportunities and Announcements
- The 2022 version of Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES-2022) was posted at https://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2022 on February 14, 2022.
- Table 2 with all program elements organized by due date was posted at https://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2022table2
- Table 3 with all program elements organized by subject matter was posted at https://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2022table3
- The FAQ on what's new in ROSES-2022 was posted at https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/faqs/#1 and links to slides and a recording of a What's new in ROSES talk may be found in the Library under "Links".
- We have a few ways for proposers to keep up to date with changes to ROSES after release. You are encouraged to:
- Subscribe to the SMD NSPIRES mailing lists (by logging in at https://nspires.nasaprs.com and checking the appropriate boxes under Account Management and Email Subscriptions),
- Bookmark the ROSES-2022 blog for clarifications, corrections and amendments at https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2022/ and
- Subscribe to the relevant ROSES-2022 due date Google calendars. Instructions have been posted at https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/library-and-useful-links or you may follow this link to download the PDF How to Subscribe to the ROSES-2022 Due Date Calendars.
You may download the current planning list of SMD Solicitations (NRAs and AOs) as a PDF from the SOMA web page. ROSES is released each year on or about February 14th. Planned program elements of ROSES are listed in the ROSES tables of due dates as 'TBD' and hypertext links from each title in the table of due dates connects to the NSPIRES page for that program element with a summary and point of contact.
Earth System Explorers
NASA expects to solicit concepts that include one or more of the 2017 Decadal Survey Earth System Explorer Targeted Observables, with Greenhouse Gases a likely emphasis for one of those selections. Subject to funding availability, the updated schedule for the solicitation is:
|Comments due:||January 20, 2023|
|Release of final AO:||March 2023 (target)|
|Preproposal conference:||~ 2 weeks after final AO release|
|Proposals due:||~ 90 days after AO release|
|Selection for competitive Phase A studies:||April 2024 (target)|
|Concept study reports due:||January 2025 (target)|
|Down-selection:||July 2025 (target)|
Comments or questions may be addressed via email to Thorsten.Markus@nasa.gov. Depending on the nature of the question(s), NASA may post responses at the Questions & Answers (Q&As) location of the Explorer Program Acquisition website at https://explorers.larc.nasa.gov/2022ESE/; anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.
DRAFT New Frontiers 5 AO Released for Community Comment
Comments due March 3, 2023
The Planetary Science Division has released a Draft of the New Frontiers 5 (NF5) Draft AO for comment. To review the NF5 Draft AO, visit https://go.nasa.gov/NF5DraftAO. Questions and comments may be directed to Dr. Curt Niebur at email@example.com. Updates and responses to comments may be posted in the Questions and Answers section of the NF5 Acquisition website at https://newfrontiers.larc.nasa.gov/NF5/
2023 Heliophysics Space Weather Focused Mission of Opportunity
As it becomes available, information about a Focused Mission of Opportunity for an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) imager instrument to be hosted on the European Space Agency Vigil mission will be posted on the Vigil FMO Acquisition Website at https://lws.larc.nasa.gov/vfmo/.
DYNAMIC AO Delay
SMD is delaying the release of the draft Dynamical Neutral Atmosphere-Ionosphere Coupling (DYNAMIC) mission solicitation due to reduced budget availability anticipated at this time. Further information specific to DYNAMIC will be posted on the Acquisition Homepage at https://soma.larc.nasa.gov/STP/DYNAMIC/ as it becomes available. The DYNAMIC acquisition planning is described on the Announcements tab of the Acquisition Homepage.
Questions about the DYNAMIC may be directed Jared Leisner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on the nature of the question(s)/comments, NASA may respond on an individual basis by email or may post responses at the Questions and Answers (Q&A) section of DYNAMIC Acquisition Homepage
https://soma.larc.nasa.gov/STP/DYNAMIC/faq.html. Anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions/comments will be preserved.
Open Science Data and Computing Architecture RFI
Virtual Town Hall: January 26, 2023, see below
Response Date: February 21, 2023, 11:59 pm Eastern time
SMD seeks information and community feedback on the current and future needs for the data and computing architecture that supports SMD-funded scientific processes and workflows. The SMD Scientific Data and Computing Architecture Study currently is conducting a strategic evaluation of SMD’s data and computing infrastructure with the end goal of improving coordination of NASA’s computing capabilities to improve alignment with NASA Open-Source Science policies. Information about computing needs and use cases from this RFI will be essential in evolving NASA’s data and computing infrastructure to support Open Science.
SMD will host a virtual town hall to address questions about the RFI at 1:00 PM Eastern Time, January 26, 2023. The townhall will be held via WebEx:
Webinar number: 2762 936 1057
The Webinar’s internet password: uT26mPfek$6
Telephone numbers: +1-929-251-9612 USA Toll, 2 +1-415-527-5035 US Toll.
The Webinar’s phone password: 88266733
All responses to this RFI must be submitted via NSPIRES.
Questions and comments concerning this RFI maybe directed to Elena Steponaitis at email@example.com.
Publications in CHORUS Journals Soon to Satisfy Archiving Requirement
As you know, as-accepted manuscript versions of peer reviewed publications that result from NASA-funded awards must be made publicly available 12 months after publication. Recently, this has been done via NASA PubSpace. However, if your publication is in a CHORUS journal, you may not need to directly submit to NASA PubSpace. For more information go to https://sti.nasa.gov/submit-to-pubspace/ and search on CHORUS or "Updated Guidance".
SPD-41: Scientific Information policy for the Science Mission Directorate
Data, software, and publications produced as part of SMD awards are a significant public investment and should be made publicly available. To provide contextual guidance to proposers, awardees and other members of our communities, SMD has created SPD-41: The Scientific Information Policy, based on recommendations from SMD's Strategy for Data Management and Computing for Groundbreaking Science 2019-2024. This version includes our current understanding of the Federal guidance, NASA policy, and best practices currently incorporated into or applicable to our programs.
A link to SPD-41 and other documents are now available on SMD's Science Information Policy webpage. SMD will be releasing a draft update to SPD-41 that incorporates more recent policy directives, recommendations from National Academy and NASA SMD community studies, and best practices from the community.
To collect feedback on the implementation of SPD-41, SMD plans to release an RFI on this topic by the end of October. In addition, SMD will hold a virtual community townhall on this topic. Until response dates for the RFI and townhall are released, please email any questions/comments to HQ-SMD-SPD41@mail.nasa.gov. All questions will be responded to, either individually or on the Scientific Information Policy Frequently Asked Questions page.
Information on Future Portal for Archiving NASA-funded Accepted Manuscripts
The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program is developing an external submission portal for NASA-funded investigators to submit Accepted Manuscripts and other STI products. The portal is expected to be available later this summer.
The external portal will be used in place of the National Institutes of Health Manuscripts System (NIHMS), for grant and cooperative agreement recipients. The external portal will provide a more direct and streamlined Accepted Manuscript submission process for recipients. The STI Program will send communications prior to the start date with instructions and reminders.
As part of this transition, an information page about the new portal is available on the STI Program website which will be updated throughout the process: https://sti.nasa.gov/new-external-submission-portal/.
The STI Program invites comments and questions about this new external manuscript submission portal via the Research Access Help Desk at https://sti.nasa.gov/sti-contact-form/?RequestType=ResearchAccess.
Dual-Anonymous Peer Review
In our "ROSES" research solicitation we have expanded the use of dual-anonymous peer review in which, not only are proposers not told the identity their reviewers, the reviewers are not told the identity of the proposers (until after they have evaluated the scientific merit of all of the anonymized proposals). To learn more about dual-anonymous peer review see https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/dual-anonymous-peer-review.
No Due Dates?
In our "ROSES" research solicitation we have expanded the number of programs with no fixed due date. Starting in ROSES-2021, proposals to seven programs in planetary science may be submitted at any time without any preliminary statement such as a Notice of Intent or Step-1 proposal. For more information see https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/NoDD.
Need Advice about ROSES and proposal writing?
On the library and useful links page we have resources that may be useful to those who are new to proposing to ROSES: Links to YouTube versions of presentations given at Goddard in February 2022 at https://youtu.be/62QqJ2Nnlzc and older by Max Bernstein (NASA HQ) and Christina Richey (JPL) about proposal writing. Both the video of Dr. Richey (thanks to the SETI Institute) and the video of Max Bernstein (thanks to NASA Ames Research Center). Other information that maybe useful to early career/ potential new PIs may be found at https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/new-pi-resources.