Status Report

NASA ROSES-20 Amendment 65: D.6 Fermi Cycle 14 Revised Text

By SpaceRef Editor
October 29, 2020
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The Fermi Guest Investigator (GI) program solicits proposals for basic research relevant to the Fermi mission. 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.


Amendment 65 makes a number of changes to the text of Fermi Guest Investigator Cycle 14. In addition to small changes throughout, the following substantive edits were made: There is a new joint program opportunity with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission, so Sections 1.1, 1.3.3 and 1.5 and now include reference to TESS. Section 1.3.2 notes that pointed observations are rarely possible as a result of the solar-array-drive anomaly and section 2 specifies that only proposals led by a PI who is employed by and resident at a U.S. institution are eligible for funding. In the summary table of key information, the estimated number of proposals and the programmatic point of contact have been updated. New text is in bold and deleted text is struck through.


Proposals will be submitted in two stages, with Phase-1 focusing on the science goals and observation parameters. Selected Phase-1 proposers will be invited to submit a budget for Phase 2. The due dates remain unchanged: Phase-1 proposals must be submitted electronically via the ARK/RPS system by 4:30 PM eastern time on February 19, 2021.


On or about October 28, 2020, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2020” (NNH20ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on SARA’s ROSES blog at:


Technical questions concerning this program element may be directed to the Fermi Science Support Center Help Desk at and from Chris Shrader at


Questions concerning Fermi capabilities may be directed to the Fermi Project Scientist Elizabeth Hays at Programmatic information may be obtained from William Latter at


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