NASA ROSES-20 Amendment 22: Important Changes to C.18 Early Career Fellowship Start-Up Program for Named Fellows Including Schedule and Submission

Status Report From: NASA Science Mission Directorate
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Early Career Fellowship (ECF) program supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the areas supported by the Planetary Sciences Division. C.18, The Early Career Fellowship Start-Up Program for Named Fellowssolicits seven-page proposals for up to $100K in start-up funds from those who have previously been named an "Early Career Fellow" and have obtained a 'permanent-track' position, defined in Section 3.3. The eligibility requirements for applying for the ECF start-up funds are given in Section 2. To apply for the extant Planetary Science Early Career Award program, please refer to ROSES program element C.19, The Planetary Science Early Career Award Program. 


ROSES-2020 Amendment 22 changes ROSES program element C.18, Early Career Fellowship Start-Up Program for Named Fellows in a number of ways. First, previously named Early Career Fellows who intend to submit to this program element, must email the new point of contact,, by September 1, 2020 to discuss their eligibility. It is anticipated that this is the last year that this program element will be solicited. Proposals are due on the date given in Section 4 and in Tables 2 and 3 of this ROSES NRA.


On or about May 19, 2020, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2020" (NNH20ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on SARA's ROSES blog at:


Questions concerning C.18, Early Career Fellowship Start-Up Program for Named Fellows may be directed to Melissa Morris at


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