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NASA has released the Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) - 2018 at the NSPIRES website.

  • Spitzer GO Funding
  • Solar System Spitzer GO Funding
  • Archival Research Funding

  • Spitzer GO Funding

    NASA Data Analysis Support (ADAP18):

    Investigators using Spitzer data may be eligible for data analysis support NASA's 2018 Astrophysics Data Analysis Program (ADAP18).

    ADAP Link: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId={3E84A8DB-8B71-2451-EB02-2111D9EEA891}&path=open

  • ADAP18 letters of intent are due March 28, 2018.
  • ADAP18 proposals are due May 17, 2018
  • Investigators are particularly encouraged to read section 1.3.4 of the ADAP18 solicitation with respect to ongoing Spitzer observing programs. The text from this section is:

    "There is no funding available to support the analysis of observations selected under Cycle 14 of the Spitzer Space Telescope Guest Observer (GO) program. Therefore, the Principal Investigators (PIs) of approved Priority 1 GO observing programs selected under Cycle 14 are eligible to propose for data analysis support under ADAP 2018, even if those observations have yet to be executed or the data are still within their exclusive-use period at the time of the proposal deadline.

    In addition, the Principal Investigators of approved Cycle 13 GO observing programs of < 200 hrs are also eligible to propose for data analysis funding under ADAP 2018, providing their observations have at least been initiat ed at the time of the ADAP proposal submission deadline.

    Only one ADAP proposal is allowed per approved Spitzer GO program under this waiver. If it is found that more than one ADAP proposal has been submitted for a given Spitzer GO program , all such proposals will be declined and not considered for funding. This restriction expires at the end of the exclusive-use period, when all the data from the Spitzer GO program are released in the public domain. Also, the PI of an eligible Spitzer GO program need not be the PI of an associated ADAP proposal, but it is expected that they will at least be a member of the proposing team.

    This waiver does not extend to Director's Discretionary Time (DDT) observations.

    Proposers seeking funding support for an approved GO program are not relieved of the responsibility to provide a compelling proposal that meets all of the requirements of the ROSES-2018 NRA and the ADAP program element. It is generally not sufficient to simply submit the approved GO proposal."

     


    Solar System Spitzer GO Funding

    NASA Data Analysis Support (SSO18):

    Spitzer investigators with observations in our solar system that are not eligible for support through ADAP should consult the Solar System Observations 2018 (SSO18) solicitation in the ROSES-2018.

    SSO18 Link: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId={22C6DBE5-E2E3-2089-5F2A-C01B0C2FF6EF}&path=open

    The relevant information on data permissible to be used in SSO18 can be found in Section 3.4 of https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid=611700/amp;solicitationId=%7B84F72734-9A8E-1BF6-84CA-1138CE677248%7D/amp;viewSolicitationDocument=1/C.1%20Planetary%20Overview.pdf

    Section 3.4 states:
    "3.4 Spacecraft mission data to be used in proposed work must be available in the Planetary Data System (PDS) or an equivalent, publicly accessible archive at least 30 days prior to the full proposal submission deadline, unless otherwise specified in the program call."

    SSO18 Step-1 Proposals are due: April 5, 2018


    Archival Research Funding

    The Astrophysics Research and Analysis, included in the ROSES, supports Spitzer archival research for both cryogenic and warm mission data.

    ADAP Link: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId={3E84A8DB-8B71-2451-EB02-2111D9EEA891}&path=open

    The details are provided in Appendix D.2. Proposal due dates for the program are:

    • ADAP18 letters of intent are due March 28, 2018.
    • ADAP18 proposals are due May 17, 2018

    This is a great opportunity for investigators in U.S.-based institutions to obtain support for Spitzer archival research.

    Please note that the ADP program only supports research on objects and phenomena outside of our Solar System. Spitzer archival proposals to support research on our Solar System should be directed to the Planetary Science Division. These programs can be found in ROSES Appendix C.

    In all cases we recommend that Spitzer researchers contact the cognizant program officer at NASA in advance of submitting their funding proposals.