Press Release

Astrophysics Technology Fellowships for Early Career Researchers: Draft ROSES-11 Program Element Released for Comment

By SpaceRef Editor
June 14, 2011
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Release Date: June 14, 2011
Comments Due: July 8, 2011
Identification Number: NNH11ZDA014J
Notice Type: Presolicitation

On or about June 14, 2011, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is releasing a draft solicitation for community review and comment: Astrophysics Technology Fellowships for Early Career Researchers (ATF). This solicitation will be a program element appendix to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2011” (NNH10ZDA001N). Upon the release date, the full text of the draft solicitation will be available at

The objective of this solicitation is to give early career researchers the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to lead astrophysics flight instruments/projects and become principal investigators (PIs) of future astrophysics missions; to develop innovative technologies that have the potential to enable major scientific breakthroughs; and to foster new talent by putting early-career instrument builders on a trajectory towards long-term positions.

The comment period for the draft ATF program element ends on July 8, 2011.

The issuance of the draft ATF program element does not obligate NASA to issue the ATF program element and solicit proposals. Any costs incurred by prospective investigators in preparing submissions in response to this draft solicitation are incurred completely at the submitter’s own risk.

Comments may be addressed in writing or by e-mail to the ATF Program Officer: Dr. Stephen Merkowitz, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001; Telephone: (202) 358-1364; E-mail: (subject line to read “Draft ATF Program Element”).

SpaceRef staff editor.