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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 2017 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-2017 proposal opportunities.
Table 3 contains the list of all proposal opportunities and their due dates.

NASA’s graduate student research solicitation is now called Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST)

Proposals due: Feb. 1, 2019  >>

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) 2019 Renewal

Renewal applications:
March 15, 2019 >>

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP)

Applications >>


Next Cycle: November 2, 2017 to March 1, 2018

NASA Topical Workshops, Symposia, and Conferences
Rolling submissions

Solicitation NNH17ZDA001N-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 NNH17ZDA001N-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.

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