ROSES 2018: Planetary Mission Concept Studies


Funding Opportunity ID: 313098
Opportunity Number: NNH18ZDA001N-PMCS
Opportunity Title: ROSES 2018: Planetary Mission Concept Studies
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 43.001
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Proposers must be affiliated with an institution at and, in general, NASA provides funding only to US institutions. Organizations outside the U.S. that propose on the basis of a policy of no-exchange-of-funds; consult the Guidebook for Proposers ( for specific details. Some NRAs may be issued jointly with a non-U.S. organization, e.g., those concerning guest observing programs for jointly sponsored space science programs, that will contain additional special guidelines for non-U.S. participants. Also reference the Guidebook for Proposers for special instructions for proposals from non-U.S. organizations that involve U.S. personnel for whom NASA support is requested.
Agency Code: NASA-HQ
Agency Name: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Headquarters
Posted Date: Feb 21, 2019
Close Date: May 21, 2019
Last Updated Date: Feb 21, 2019
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: PLEASE NOTE: this program has MANDATORY Notices of Intent, which are duevia NSPIRES by March 22, 2019. See the full posting on NSPIRESfor details. TheNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science MissionDirectorate (SMD) announces the release of its annual NASA ResearchAnnouncement (NRA), Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)– 2018. ROSES is an omnibus NRA, with many individual program elements, eachwith its own due dates and topics. All together these cover the wide range ofbasic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earthsciences supported by SMD. Awards will be made as grants, cooperativeagreements, contracts, and inter- or intra-agency transfers, depending on thenature of the work proposed, the proposing organization, and/or programrequirements. The typical period of performance for an award is three years,but some programs may allow up to five years and others specify shorterperiods. Organizations of every type, domestic and foreign, Government andprivate, for profit and not-for-profit, may submit proposals withoutrestriction on teaming arrangements. Note that it is NASA policy that allresearch involving non-U.S. organizations will be conducted on the basis of noexchange of funds. Awards range from under $100K per year for focused, limitedefforts (e.g., data analysis) to more than $1M per year for extensiveactivities (e.g., development of hardware for science experiments and/or flight).The funds available for awards in each program element offered in ROSES-2018range from less than one to several million dollars, which allows for selectionfrom a few to as many as several dozen proposals, depending upon the programobjectives and the submission of proposals of merit. Electronic submission ofproposals is required by the respective due dates for each program element andmust be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization.Electronic proposals may be submitted via the NASA proposal data system NSPIRESor via (notices of intent (NOIs) can only be submitted via NSPIRES; does not support NOI submission). Every organization that intends tosubmit a proposal in response to ROSES-2018 must be registered with NSPIRES;organizations that intend to submit proposals via must be registeredwith, in addition to being registered with NSPIRES. Suchregistration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s)(AOR) who will submit the electronic proposal. All Principal Investigators(PIs) and other participants e.g., Co-Investigators (Co-Is) must be registeredin NSPIRES regardless of the submission system. Potential proposers andproposing organizations are urged to access the system(s) well in advance ofthe proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structureand to enter the requested information. The ROSES-2018 NRA is available at 2 and 3 of the NRA, which are posted at,respectively, provide NOI and/or proposal due dates and hypertext links todescriptions of the solicited program elements in the Appendices of this NRA.To learn of additional new program elements or amendments to this NRA,proposers should subscribe to: (1) The SMD mailing lists (by logging in at and checkingthe appropriate boxes under "Account Management" and "EmailSubscriptions"), (2) The ROSES-2018 RSS feed for amendments,clarifications, and corrections to at,and (3) The ROSES-2018 due date Google calendar.Instructions are at (link from the words due date calendar). Frequentlyasked questions about ROSES-2018 will be posted at information about specific program elements may be obtained, after therelease of ROSES-2018, from the individual Program Officers listed in theSummary of Key Information at the end of each program element of ROSES-2018 andat: concerning general ROSES-2018 policies and procedures may be directedto Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission Directorate, at
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