Status Report

NASA ROSES-17 Amendment 46: NOIs Required for APRA

By SpaceRef Editor
November 6, 2017
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ROSES-17 Amendment 46: This amendment changes the proposal submission process for D.3 The Astrophysics Research and Analysis Program (APRA) program to make Notices of Intent (NOI) mandatory. Proposals that are not preceded by an NOI maybe returned without review.
The Astrophysics Research and Analysis Program (APRA) program solicits basic research proposals for investigations that are relevant to NASA’s programs in astronomy and astrophysics and includes research over the entire range of photons, gravitational waves, and particle astrophysics. Awards may be for up to four years’ duration (up to five years for suborbital investigations), but shorter-term proposals are typical; four-year or five-year proposals must be well justified. Proposals for suborbital investigations are particularly encouraged. APRA investigations may advance technologies anywhere along the full line of readiness levels, from Technology Readiness Level1 (TRL1) through TRL9. The emphasis of this program element is on technologies and investigations that advance NASA astrophysics missions and goals.
To facilitate the early recruitment of a conflict-free review panel and ensure that
proposals are submitted to the appropriate category, a NOI will be required for all submissions to D.3 APRA.
The due dates are unchanged. The due date for mandatory NOIs is January 18, 2018. The due date for proposals is March 15, 2018.
On or about November 6, 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:
Main NASA point of contact concerning this program is Michael Garcia, who may be reached via email at Questions about specific discipline areas may be directed to the program officers listed at the end of the D.3 APRA program element text.

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