ROSES-09 Amendment 17: New Due Date, Start Date and Clarification for C.7, Outer Planets Research (OPR) Program

By Keith Cowing
September 22, 2009

This amendment delays the proposal due date for Appendix C.7, Outer Planets Research (OPR) Program. The program element in ROSES-2009, Appendix C.7, Outer Planets Research (OPR), solicits proposals for diverse scientific investigations that contribute to the understanding of the outer Solar System, including the giant planets, their satellites, and smaller solid bodies including comets, asteroids, and Kuiper Belt objects. The program includes both data analysis from NASA missions and fundamental research.

Amendment 17 presents a new due date and planning date for start of investigation for C.7, OPR. Proposals are now due December 18, and Table 2 and Table 3 of the Summary of Solicitation for this NRA have been updated to reflect the change in due date. This delay provides additional time for proposers to incorporate findings from panel evaluations from other program elements into their submissions to C.7, Outer Planets Research during a period of increased professional activities for this community, including supporting the Planetary Decadal Survey. The planning date for start of investigation has been changed to November 1, 2010.

In addition to the change in the due date, the text of Appendix C.7 has been clarified to specify that proposals to provide refinement of mission datasets or create data products are included in the requirement to “…describe a complete scientific investigation organized in terms of unresolved scientific questions to be addressed; objectives of the research; lines of inquiry, methodology, and analysis; and conclusions.”

On or about September 4, 2009, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2009” (NNH08ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at (select “Solicitations” then “Open Solicitations” then “NNH08ZDA001N”). You can now subscribe to an RSS feed for amendments, clarifications and corrections to ROSES at

Questions concerning OPR may be addressed to Dr. Curt Niebur, Planetary Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001; Telephone: (202) 358-0390 E-mail: Source: NAI Newsletter

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