OSP FO# 11-060

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/Science Mission Directorate (SMD)

PROGRAM: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) — 2011

OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding for all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, stratospheric balloon, suborbital rocket, International Space Station, and commercial reusable rocket investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data. The following program elements are included in the 2011 competition:

Earth Science Research Program
–         Land Cover/Land Use Change
–         Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
–         Terrestrial Ecology
–         Biodiversity
–         Physical Oceanography
–         Ocean Surface Topography Science Team
–         IceBridge Research
–         IceSAT 2 Science Definition Team
–         Atmospheric Composition: Laboratory Research
–         Science Team for the OCO-2 Mission
–         Space Archaeology
–         GNSS Remote Sensing Science Team
–         HyspIRI Preparatory Airborne Activities and Associated Science
–         Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science
–         Satellite Calibration Interconsistency Studies
–         Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on NASA Centers and Facilities
–         Science Definition Team for the DESDynI Mission
–         New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science
–         Earth Science Applications: Disasters
–         Earth Science Applications: Water Resources
–         Earth Science Applications: Fires and Wildfires
–         SERVIR Applied Sciences Teams and Visiting Scientists
–         Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth System Science
–         Computational Modeling Algorithms and Cyberinfrastructure
–         Advanced Information Systems Technology

Heliophysics Research Program
–         Heliophysics Research: Geospace Science
–         Heliophysics Research: Solar and Heliospheric Science
–         Heliophysics Guest Investigators
–         Living with a Star Targeted Research and Technology
–         Living with a Star Targeted Research and Technology: Strategic Capability
–         Heliophysics Data Environment Enhancements

Planetary Science Research Program
–         Cosmochemistry
–         Laboratory Analysis of Returned Samples
–         Planetary Geology and Geophysics
–         Planetary Astronomy
–         Planetary Atmospheres
–         Outer Planets Research
–         Lunar Advanced Science and Exploration Research
–         Near Earth Object Observations
–         Cassini Data Analysis
–         Planetary Mission Data Analysis
–         Mars Data Analysis
–         Mars Fundamental Research
–         Planetary Instrument Definition and Development
–         Astrobiology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology
–         Planetary Protection Research
–         Astrobiology Science and Technology for Instrument Development
–         Astrobiology Science and Technology for Exploring Planets
–         Fellowships for Early Career Researchers
–         Planetary Major Equipment
–         Moon and Mars Analog Mission Activities
–         Mission Concept Development for Astrobiology Small Payloads

Astrophysics Research Program
–         Astrophysics Data Analysis
–         Astrophysics Research and Enabling Technology
–         Astrophysics Theory
–         Swift Guest Investigator – Cycle 8
–         Fermi Guest Investigator – Cycle 5
–         Kepler Guest Observer – Cycle 4
–         Strategic Astrophysics Technology

Cross-Division Research Program
–         Topical Workshops, Symposia, and Conferences
–         Origins of Solar Systems
–         Opportunities in Education and Public Outreach for Earth and Space Science
–         Supplemental Outreach Awards for ROSES Investigators
–         Supplemental Education Awards for ROSES Investigators

DEADLINE: Proposal due dates are staggered through June 1, 2012. Please see the complete program guidelines for a table of open programs and their deadlines.

FUNDING INFORMATION: 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 science experiment hardware). The funds available for awards in each program element range from less than one million to over several million dollars. Awards will be made as grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and inter- or intra-agency transfers depending on the nature of the proposing organization and/or program requirements. The typical period of performance for an award is four years, although a few programs may specify shorter or longer (maximum of five years) periods. Please refer to the complete program guidelines for specific funding information.

Dr. Max Bernstein
SMD Lead for Research
Science Mission Directorate
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Washington, DC 20546-0001
Telephone: (202) 358-0879Email: sara@nasa.gov
Web:  http://nspires.nasaprs.com

REMARKS: All proposals submitted in response to this program must be submitted in a fully electronic form. No hard copy of the proposal is required. PIs may choose to submit their proposals either through NASA’s NSPIRES system (http://nspires.nasaprs.com) or through the Grants.gov system (http://www.grants.gov). More information about both NSPIRES and Grants.gov for BU Investigators can be obtained on the OSP website at: http://www.bu.edu/osp/proposal-preparation/electronic-submission/. In addition, for investigators interested in submitting proposals via Grants.gov, NSF has published the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide which may be found online at: http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/docs/grantsgovguide.pdf. Investigators should contact the OSP Assistant Director assigned to their school or department as soon as possible to coordinate submission through either NSPIRES or Grants.gov.

Complete program guidelines (CFDA# 43.001, and the NASA Guidebook for Proposers 2011) may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.