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ROSES-11 Amendment 16: New Solicitation in Appendix C.26: the GRAIL Guest Scientist Program (GSP)

Status Report From: NASA Science Mission Directorate
Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011

Amendment 16 presents a new solicitation entitled GRAIL Guest Scientist Program (GSP), an opportunity for select proposers to become members of the science team.

The goals of the program are to: a) enhance the scientific return from the GRAIL mission by broadening participation in the mission, and b) augment the existing GRAIL science team to include new members conducting investigations that broaden and/or complement the funded Principal Investigator (PI)-led investigations, thus maximizing the contribution of GRAIL to the future exploration and scientific understanding of the Moon. Because the intention is to enhance and broaden the scientific return, investigations submitted by the GRAIL PI and Co-Investigators (Co-I) will not be considered.

Selected Guest Scientists (GSs) will become members of the GRAIL science team and be required to fulfill some of the same responsibilities as those of current science team members. The selected GSs will coordinate their activities and analyses with the GRAIL Mission Project Scientist, Co-Investigators (Co-Is), and NASA Program Scientist, and they will be bound by team agreements. The selected activities and analyses will, thus, be coordinated with the GRAIL science team to achieve the essential scientific objectives of their investigation, within the scope and resources of the GRAIL project, and ensure dissemination of the results of the investigation to the scientific community and the general public

The due date for GRAIL GSP Notices of Intent is August 18, 2011, and the due date for proposals is October 12, 2011.

On or about July 18, 2011, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2011" (NNH11ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ (select "Solicitations" then "Open Solicitations" then "NNH11ZDA001N"). You can now track amendments, clarifications and corrections to ROSES and subscribe to an RSS feed at: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2011

Questions concerning GRAIL GSP proposals may be addressed to: Robert Fogel, Planetary Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001; Telephone: (202) 358-2289; E-mail: rfogel@nasa.gov

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