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NASA has released the Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) - 2017 at the NSPIRES website.

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

  • Spitzer GO Funding

    NASA Data Analysis Support (ADAP17):

    Investigators using Spitzer data may be eligible for data analysis support NASA's 2017 Astrophysics Data Analysis Program (ADAP17).

    ADAP Link:

  • ADAP17 letters of intent are due March 28, 2017.
  • ADAP17 proposals are due May 16, 2017
  • Investigators are particularly encouraged to read section 1.3.4 of the ADAP17 solicitation with respect to ongoing Spitzer observing programs. The text from this section is:

    "The Spitzer Space Telescope Guest Observer (GO) program has been significantly descoped and now only provides support for U.S. investigators with programs involving ≥ 200 hours of observing time. Therefore, scientists with approved Priority 1 GO observations involving < 200 hours of Spitzer time are eligible to propose for data analysis support under ADAP 2017, even if those observations have yet to be executed or the data are still within their proprietary period at the time of the proposal deadline. Moreover, scientists with approved Priority 2 GO observations involving < 200 hours of Spitzer time are eligible to propose for data analysis support under ADAP 2017, providing that the awarded observations have at least been initiated at the time of the ADAP proposal submission deadline. These eligibility requirements are summarized in Table 2 below. Proposers are reminded that proposals found to incorporate any ineligible GO data whatsoever are subject to being declared noncompliant and declined without review.

    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-2017 NRA and the ADAP program element. It is generally not sufficient to simply submit the approved GO proposal.


    Table 2. Eligibility of Approved Spitzer GO programs for support under ADAP 2017

    Class of GO ProposalExecution Status at ADAP 2017 proposal deadline    Eligibility for ADAP 2017 Support
    Priority 1, < 200 hrs Any ELIGIBLE
    Priority 2, < 200 hrs Partially executed or completed ELIGIBLE
    Yet to be executed INELIGIBLE*
    Priority 1 or 2, ≥ 200 hrs Any INELIGIBLE*
    Priority 3, any duration Any INELIGIBLE*
    * As with the data from any other NASA space astrophysics mission, these data are eligible for support under the ADAP once they are available in the public domain."

    Solar System Spitzer GO Funding

    NASA Data Analysis Support (SSO17):

    Spitzer investigators with observations in our solar system that are not eligible for support through ADAP should consult the Solar System Observations 2017 (SSO17) solicitation in the ROSES-2017.

    SSO17 Link:{EB1C8483-5EDC-D02D-6D89-8007A7BD7072}&path=open

    The relevant information on data permissible to be used in SSO17 can be found in Section 3.4 of

    Section 3.4 states:
    "3.4 Use of Mission Data 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."

    SSO17 Step-1 Proposals are due: April 6, 2017

    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:

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

    • ADAP17 letters of intent are due March 28, 2017.
    • ADAP17 proposals are due May 16, 2017

    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.