Amendment 77: E.9 Space Biology: Research Studies Final Text and Due Dates

As human exploration prepares to go beyond Earth Orbit, Space Biology is advancing its research priorities towards work that will enable organisms to Thrive In DEep Space (TIDES). Space Biology-supported research will enable the study of the effects of environmental stressors in spaceflight on model organisms, that will both inform future fundamental research, as well as provide valuable information that will better enable human exploration of deep space.

E.9 Space Biology: Research Studies solicits proposals for ground-based plant or animal studies (and/or their associated microbes) that will characterize the responses of these organisms to conditions that recapitulate the stressors encountered in space exploration, specifically, exposure to lunar regolith (simulant). Section 2.1 of this program element provides additional details about the plant studies solicited by this opportunity, as well as the specific project types that can be proposed for these studies, which are Plant Research Investigations, Plant Small Scale Research Investigations, and Plant Early Career Research Investigations. Section 2.2 of this program element provides additional details about the animal studies solicited by this opportunity.

ROSES-2022 Amendment 77 releases final text and due dates for E.9 Space Biology: Research Studies. Step-1 proposals are due February 1, 2023, and Step-2 proposals are due April 25, 2023.

On or about December 15, 2022, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2022" (NNH22ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on SARA's ROSES blog at:

Questions concerning E.9 Space Biology: Research Studies may be directed to Sharmila Bhattacharya at

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