Amendment 17: B.5 Living With a Star Science Final Text and Due Dates

B.5 Living With a Star (LWS) Science emphasizes the science necessary to understand those aspects of the coupled Sun-Earth system that affect life and society. The overarching goal of the LWS Program is to provide advances in scientific understanding of this system that can lead to predictive capability of the space environment conditions at Earth, other planetary systems, and in the interplanetary medium. Every year the LWS Science program element solicits Focused Science Topics (FSTs) that address some part of this goal. This year’s FSTs are:

  • FST 1: Connecting Auroral Phenomena with Magnetospheric Phenomena;
  • FST 2: Understanding Solar Energetic Particle Transport through the Inner Heliosphere;
  • FST 3: Atmospheric Loss and Habitability in the Presence of a Star.

ROSES-2024 Amendment 17 releases final text and due dates for B.5 LWS Science, which had been listed as "TBD". Step-1 Proposals are required by August 13, 2024, and Step-2 Proposals are due November 6, 2024.

On or about May 20, 2024, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2024" (NNH24ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at

Questions concerning B.5 LWS Science may be directed to John McCormack at