NASA NAI Cycle 7 CAN Amendment 1: Step-1 and Step-2 proposal due dates changed

Status Report From: NASA Science Mission Directorate
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013


The NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) Cycle 7 Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) provides an opportunity for the submission of team-based proposals for membership in the NAI. The goal of CAN Cycle 7 is to maintain a multidisciplinary institute by selecting focused, interdisciplinary teams that complement without replicating the strengths of the continuing teams. The teams selected in Cycle 7 will replace the teams selected in Cycle 5, whose five-year Cooperative Agreements are expiring.

Now that the Government shutdown has ended, it is possible to identify new due dates that will ensure that Government proposers have time to prepare a response. The Step-1 proposal due date is changed from November 4, 2013, to November 18, 2013. The Step-2 proposal due date is changed from January 31, 2014 to February 19, 2014. The full text of the CAN is available electronically at

On or about October 18, 2013, this Amendment to the NAI Cycle 7 CAN will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at, or more directly at the NAI CAN NSPIRES homepage.

Questions specifically regarding this solicitation should be directed to: Dr. Mary Voytek, Senior Scientist for Astrobiology, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC  20546; Phone: (202) 358-1577; E-mail:


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