ROSES-2023 to be Released on or About February 14, 2023

SMD plans to release the 2023 version of the annual omnibus solicitation for basic and applied research, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) 2023 as NNH23ZDA001N on or about February 14, 2023, at

ROSES is an omnibus solicitation, with many individual program elements, each with its own due dates and topics. Together, these program elements cover the wide range of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences supported by SMD. Table 2 and Table 3 of this NRA, which will be posted at and, respectively, will provide a list of the solicited program elements with proposal due dates and hypertext links to NSPIRES pages where the PDF of the opportunity may be fund.

Organizations of every type, domestic and foreign (except PRC), Government and private, for profit and not-for-profit, may submit proposals without restriction on teaming arrangements. Note that it is NASA policy that all research involving non-U.S. organizations will be conducted on a no exchange of funds basis.

Awards range from under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to more than $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of hardware for science experiments and/or flight). Periods of performance are typically three years, but some programs may allow up to five years and others specify shorter periods.

The funds available and the anticipated number of awards are given in each program element and range from less than one to several million dollars, which allows for selection from a few to as many as several dozen proposals.

Electronic submission of proposals is required by the respective due dates for each program element and must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization. Electronic proposals may be submitted via the NASA proposal data system NSPIRES or via

ROSES is a living solicitation, with many program elements starting off as TBD placeholders that are replaced by final text later. To learn of these updates, the addition of totally new program elements, and all amendments to this NRA, proposers may:

  1. Subscribe to the SMD mailing lists (by logging in at and checking the appropriate boxes under "Account Management" and "Email Subscriptions") and
  2. Get automatic updates of due dates using the ROSES-2023 due date Google calendar. Instructions will be available shortly after release at (link from the words due date calendar).
  3. and checking this ROSES-2023 Blog at

The ROSES frequently asked questions at will be updated shortly after release.

Questions concerning the individual program elements in ROSES should be directed to the point(s) of contact in the Summary Table of Key Information at the end of the program element and at

Subject matter experts are encouraged to sign up to be a volunteer reviewer at

Questions concerning general ROSES-2023 policies and procedures may be directed to Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission Directorate, at

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