Published: 
Dec 16, 2021

Amendment 59: New Opportunity in ROSES: E.9 Space Biology: Plant Studies

This program element, E.9 Space Biology: Plant Studies, specifically solicits proposals for investigations that characterize how plants respond to stressors in spaceflight or spaceflight-like environments. In general, the Space Biology Program focuses on research that will increase NASA's understanding of how living systems respond to the unique environments that are encountered during space exploration, including the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) environment inside the International Space Station and deep space conditions beyond LEO, including transit to and maintenance in Lunar and Martian environments. This program element funding opportunity solicits three different Project Types: Research Investigations, Small Scale Research Investigations and Early Career Investigations pertaining to plant biology and related studies. Please refer to Section 2: Scope of this Program Element for detailed information about these project types and research emphasis solicited by this document.

This program element is focused on Plant Studies. Space Biology: Animal Studies was released separately as program element E.11 of ROSES-2021.

ROSES-2021 Amendment 59 releases a new opportunity in ROSES: E.9 Space Biology: Plant Studies. Step-1 proposals are due February 1, 2022, and Step-2 proposals are due April 18, 2022.

On or about December 16, 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 https://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2021.

Questions regarding E.9 Space Biology: Plant Studies may be directed to Sharmila Bhattacharya at spacebiology@nasaprs.com.