Status Report

NASA ROSES-19 Amendment 47: Fermi Guest Investigator Program Final Text Released

By SpaceRef Editor
October 28, 2019
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ROSES-19 Amendment 47: This amendment releases final text for D.6 Fermi Guest Investigator Program Cycle 13.


The Fermi Guest Investigator (GI) program solicits proposals for basic research relevant to the Fermi mission. The primary goal of this mission is to perform 20 MeV to >300 GeV gamma-ray measurements over the entire celestial sphere, with sensitivity a factor of 30 or more greater than that obtained by earlier space missions. A secondary goal includes the study of transient gamma-ray sources with energies extending from 8 keV up to 300 GeV. 


The Fermi GI program is intended to encourage scientific participation by providing funding to carry out investigations using Fermi data, to conduct correlative observations at other wavelengths, to develop data analysis techniques applicable to the Fermi data, and to carry out theoretical investigations in support of Fermi observations.


The Fermi GI program also encompasses a number of joint observation program opportunities. Fermi investigators may apply for radio, optical, X-ray, or Gamma-ray observing time through joint programs with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), the VERITAS ground-based Cerenkov telescope facility and, the INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL).


This Amendment releases final text for this program element. The due date for Phase-1 proposals has not changed. Phase-1 proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time February 19, 2020 (via ARK/RPS).


On or about Monday October 28, 2019, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2019” (NNH19ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on the RSS feed at:


Technical questions concerning this program element may be directed to Chris Shrader at


The point of contact for programmatic information is Stefan Immler who may be reached at

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