OSP FO# 12-022

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

PROGRAM: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – 2012

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 suborbital reusable launch vehicle 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.

Please see the link to the program announcement below for further details.

DEADLINE: Proposal due dates are staggered through June 3, 2013. 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 offered in this NRA range from less than one to several million dollars, which allow selection from a few to as many as several dozen proposals depending on the program objectives and the submission of proposals of merit. Awards will be made as grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and inter- or interagency 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 further funding information.

AGENCY CONTACT:
Max Bernstein
SMD Lead for Research
Science Mission Directorate
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Washington, DC 20546-0001
Telephone: (202) 358-0879
E-mail: sara@nasa.gov
Web: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={4DF6A47E-EDC1-20F2-11FB-8BDF6890024A}&path=open

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 and application material (CFDA# 43.001) 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 website at http://www.bu.edu/osp.