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NASA Research Opportunities

Supporting research in science and technology is an important part of NASA's overall mission. NASA solicits this research through the release of various research announcements in a wide range of science and technology disciplines. NASA uses a peer review process to evaluate and select research proposals submitted in response to these research announcements.

For more information on opportunities and how to get started, go to the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) >>

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) for FY 2016 is an omnibus
NASA Research Announcemen
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It contains over 50 different proposal opportunities. The document 'Summary of Solicitation' describes the common requirements for all ROSES-2016 proposal opportunities.
Table 3 contains the list of all proposal opportunities and their due dates.

NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
Step-1 proposals are due by February 13, 2017
Step-2 proposals are due April 21, 2017

Solicitation NNH16ZDA001N-OBB: >>
The focus of this program element is the initial research to begin the EXport Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing (EXPORTS) field campaign – a large-scale field campaign that will provide critical information for quantifying the export and fate of upper ocean net primary production (NPP) from satellite observations. The overarching goal of EXPORTS is to develop a predictive understanding of the export and fate of global ocean primary production and its implications for the Earth’s carbon cycle in present and future climates.

NASA Topical Workshops, Symposia, and Conferences
Rolling submissions

Solicitation NNH16ZDA001N-TWSC: >>
This program element solicits proposals for topical workshops, symposia, conferences, and other scientific/technical that advance the goals and objectives of the following SMD Divisions: Earth Science, Heliophysics, and Planetary Science.
Proposals are not limited to traditional in-person meetings of scientists, but may also include requests for support of other methods of bringing together members of the scientific communities relevant to NASA, such as online discussion forums and web-based collaboration portals, especially in support of a traditional event. Proposals for multiple related events should be well justified.
This solicitation is directed at scientific and technical events of interest to SMD, not education, public outreach, or administrative conferences.

NASA Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science
Rolling submissions

Solicitation NNH16ZDA001N-RRNES: >>
This program element solicits proposals that advance the goals and objectives of NASA’s Earth Science Division by conducting unique research to investigate 1) unforeseen or unpredictable Earth system events and opportunities that require rapid response, and 2) novel new ideas of potential high merit and relevance for ESD science that have not otherwise been solicited by NASA in the past three years.

ROSES 2016 Upcoming Opportunities

NASA Carbon Monitoring System: TBD >>

NASA Terra and Aqua Existing Algorithms: TBD*>>

NASA The Science of Terra and Aqua: TBD*>>

NASA Remote Sensing of Water Quality: TBD >>

NASA SUOMI National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) Science Team and Science Investigator-Led Processing Systems for Earth System Data Records from SUOMI NPP: TBD* >>

*NASA ROSES currently listed in NSPIRES that they will not be Solicited in 2016 but are currently being considered for a 2016 solicitation.

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