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Funding and Archival Research

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 Astrophysics Research and Analysis (APRA19):

    Investigators using Spitzer data may be eligible for data analysis support NASA's Astrophysics Data Analysis Program (ADAP19).

    ADAP Link:!{A97B90E8-0FDF-5B58-7590-6F8F3FF37A5F}&path=open

  • APRA19 letters of intent are due March 21, 2019.
  • Investigators are particularly encouraged to read Appendix D.1 section 2 of the APRA19 solicitation with respect to ongoing Spitzer observing programs. The text from this section is:

    "The program now also supports the analysis of publicly available data from the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) and some approved Guest Observer (GO) programs using Spitzer, even if those observations have yet to be executed, or the data are still within their proprietary period"


    Solar System Spitzer GO Funding

    NASA Data Analysis Support (SSW18):

    Spitzer investigators with observations in our solar system that are not eligible for support through ADAP should consult the Solar System Workings (SSW18) solicitation in the ROSES-2018.

    SSW18 Link:!{5C70C598-AD86-E017-22B1-EF2FFAF94D90}&path=open

    The relevant information on data permissible to be used in SSW18 can be found in Section 3.4 of;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: Apr 29, 2019

    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:!{A97B90E8-0FDF-5B58-7590-6F8F3FF37A5F}&path=open

    The details are provided in Appendix D.1. Proposal due dates for the program are:

    • APRA18 letters of intent are due March 21, 2019.

    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.