NASA Opens ROSES Solicitation, Announces Changes
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released its annual Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) solicitation, which will remain open through November 12, 2013. Max Bernstein, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate lead for research, has identified several important changes regarding the proposal submission process and the types of projects eligible for support.
One development affecting both NASA and the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy is Public Law 112-55, which prohibits bilateral participation, collaboration, and coordination between the U.S. and China or any Chinese-owned entity, even where no funding will be exchanged.
Applicants should also note that unsolicited proposals for topical workshops, symposia, conferences, and other scientific and technical meetings will no longer be accepted. Several ROSES program components will continue to solicit applications for meetings, so applicants should review the solicitation carefully and apply to the appropriate source.
Other changes may occur over the course of the fiscal year, and NASA encourages applicants to monitor the solicitation’s clarifications, corrections, and amendments page.
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