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NAI Cycle 7 CAN Amendment 2: Step-2 proposal due date changed and URLs corrected

Status Report From: NASA Science Mission Directorate
Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 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.

On or about December 3, 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.

In order to include the new director of the NAI in the CAN Cycle 7 process and to make selection with full knowledge of FY14 budgets the Step-2 proposal due date is changed to April 30, 2014. NASA expects that decisions for the Step 1 proposals will be made on or before Dec 18, 2013. In addition, a number of links to NAI websites have been corrected. The full text of the CAN is available electronically at

 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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