Status Report

NASA ROSES-17 Amendment 32: RTF closing for 2017, will return in 2018

By SpaceRef Editor
September 21, 2017
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ROSES-17 Amendment 32: This amendment closes the Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship (RTF) for the remainder of ROSES-2017 as the Astrophysics division does not anticipate any further applications for funding this year from its current cohort of Roman Technology Fellows.
The goals of the Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship (RTF) program in Astrophysics are to provide early-career researchers the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to lead astrophysics flight instrument development projects, including suborbital investigations, in preparation to become Principal Investigators (PIs) of future astrophysics missions; to develop innovative technologies for space astrophysics 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 RTF program takes applications through a two-part submission process in which initial applications to be named a fellow were submitted as an add on to a proposal to program element D.3 APRA, and subsequent proposals for funds are submitted in response to the RTF program element. Based on communications with eligible candidates who submitted APRA proposals we do not anticipate any proposals to RTF this year so we are closing this program element to proposals in 2017, but we anticipate that it will return in ROSES-2018.
On or about September 21, 2017, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2017” (NNH17ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on the RSS feed at:
Questions concerning this program element may be directed to Michael Garcia at

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