Status Report

NASA Call for Reviewers: 2020 NASA OSE Fellowship Activity

By SpaceRef Editor
February 14, 2020
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The NRESS contract team is supporting Carolyn Knowles, the NASA Program Manager, with the NASA OSE Fellowship Activity 2020. The solicitation has been posted and the proposal applications are being submitted from students throughout the country.  We are currently in the process of identifying high-quality reviewers and subject matter experts to assist with evaluating the proposals. We are reaching out to you to see if you are available for the 2020 NASA OSE Fellowship Activity.


Peer review is a critical component of the decision-making process for awarding projects. Your participation will assist in identifying high-quality projects by engaging individuals with different backgrounds, perspectives and areas of expertise in the review process.


NASA OSE Fellowship Activity 2020 proposals are due February 21, 2020, and reviewers will be selected based on the subject matter of the proposals received. If you are selected, you will be notified by email which will contain detailed instructions for the process.


The online review period is scheduled for March 10-25, 2020. Reviewers will be asked to evaluate approximately five proposal about 6 pages in length along with supporting documents. Non-civil servants will receive an honorarium of $50 for each proposal fully reviewed and submitted through NSPIRES by the close of the review period.


Following the online review, a panel will convene to discuss which proposal(s) should be recommended for funding. The panel, which will be held in the Washington, DC area, will last about 4-5 days and is tentatively scheduled for the end of April or beginning of May, 2020. Non-civil servants will receive an honorarium of $300 for each day panel is in session, on top of all lodging and per-diem expense-paid. Each panelist will be asked to review about five proposals online prior to attending a panel.


To best match your expertise with the submitted proposals, we require that you respond to the Call for Reviewers Form – 2020 NASA Fellowship [click on the link or copy and paste directly this link to your browser]:



As we are working within the constraints of a very demanding solicitation review schedule, we would appreciate you providing the following information by Thursday, February 20, 2020. 



Information about this opportunity, proposal requirements and evaluation criteria can be found on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) website at NASA Fellowship Activity 2020 or!


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NSPIRES registration is REQUIRED to participate in the review process. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, and are not already registered in NSPIRES, please do so immediately. Be sure to register using your current contact information. If you are already registered in NSPIRES, take a moment to verify that the contact information on your NSPIRES account is current, and corresponds with what you provided in the Call for Reviewers form.


To register in NSPIRES, please visit: and click on Registration Information.


If you have any problems with registration or accessing a current account, contact the NSPIRES Help Desk at (202) 479-9376, or by email at The Help Desk should ALWAYS be your first line of communication if you encounter any issues with NSPIRES.


If you know of colleagues who may be qualified and interested in serving as reviewers, please share this information with them.


NOTE:  This email is for information gathering purposes. Willingness to participate in the peer review process does not guarantee a proposal will be assigned. The number of available qualified reviewers may exceed the number of reviewers needed.

SpaceRef staff editor.