From: NASA Science Mission Directorate
Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018
This amendment releases final text for program element .
DRIVE Science Centers (DSCs), implemented as a NASA-NSF partnership, are part of an integrated multi-agency initiative, DRIVE (Diversity, Realize, Integrate, Venture, Educate), put forward as a high priority recommendation of the . DSCs, are focused on grand challenge goals that are both ambitious and focused enough to be achievable within the lifetime of the center. In other words, they should address problems poised for major advances. This program is intended to support science that cannot be effectively done by individual investigators or small teams, but requires the synergistic, coordinated efforts of a research center. In order to maximize the potential for these science centers to deliver on innovative and breakthrough science, they are expected to include aspects in their design that support collaboration and deep knowledge integration across the full range of expertise (scientific, computational, educational) within them, as recommended in a recent report by the National Academy of Sciences, .
As described in the Decadal Survey, the emerging view of the interactions within and between elements in the solar and space physics domains (Sun, Heliosphere, Geospace, the Earth’s upper atmosphere, and other planetary space environments) is that of a complex and nonlinear pattern of multiple causes feeding into large-scale responses. Some of the most challenging problems are centered on aspects of these interconnections. Progress requires "a deep understanding of multiple connected physical systems" motivating "a sea change in the way breakthrough science is done.
This amendment releases final text for program element . Step-1 proposals are due January 15, 2019, and Step-2 proposals are due March 5, 2019.
On or about November 30, 2018, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2018" (NNH18ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at
Comments and/or questions regarding this program element may be directed to Janet Kozyra at and Jim Spann at
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