Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Recovery Act: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences 2009

By SpaceRef Editor
August 3, 2009
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Synopsis – Aug 03, 2009

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNH09ZDA001N-1
Posted Date: Aug 03, 2009
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Aug 03, 2009
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: Yes
FedGrants Posted Date: Aug 03, 2009
Application Due Date Explanation: Begin May 1, 2009 thru April 30, 2010
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Grant Specific Information
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Funding Instrument Type: Procurement Contract
CFDA Number: 43.AAA
Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: not available
Expected Number of Awards: not available
Ceiling Amount: none
Floor Amount: none
Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)
Eligible Applicants: 99 – Unrestricted
Link to Full Announcement:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


On February 13, 2009, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters released the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) entitled “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences” (ROSES) 2009, NRA Number NNH09ZDA001N.

The purpose of this synopsis is to establish the announcement of the ROSES program elements (described as Appendices to the NRA) that are to be funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In addition, this synopsis announces a correction to the June 25, 2009 and July 9, 2009 postings for the first (and likely only) planned ROSES ARRA funded program element. The two URLs corrected under this announcement are:

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Both postings were for the “Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) Program”. The program element is entitled, “ESSP Venture-class Science Investigations: Earth Venture-1”. For both prior postings, the title of the NAIS announcements should have read, “Recovery Act – Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences- 2009” and the proper CFDA Number for each should have been stated as “43.AAA”. All other information provided in the two “ESSP Venture-class Science Investigations: Earth Venture-1” announcements (other than the NRA/solicitation numbering issue that follows) remains unchanged. All parties are advised that the electronic posting system used to post NAIS and FBO announcements requires that a slight change be made to the ROSES NRA Solicitation Number in order to add ARRA funded program elements. The ARRA ROSES NRA Solicitation Number is NNH09ZDA001N-1. All Appendices soliciting proposals that will be ARRA funded will be identified using the number NNH09ZDA001N-1. As such, the new program element “ESSP Venture-class Science Investigations: Earth Venture-1” will be added as Amendment #9, Appendix A.39, under NNH09ZDA001N-1.

The Solicitation Number for the original (non-ARRA Funded) ROSES NRA remains as NNH09ZDA001N. The synopsis announcing the original ROSES NRA Solicitation NNH09ZDA001N and announcements for its non-ARRA funded projects and topic areas will continue to be publicized on the following URL:

The Full Text versions of both the ARRA Funded and Non-ARRA Funded ROSES NRA Program Elements will continue to be accessible by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at and then linking through the menu listings “Solicitations” to “Open Solicitations.” The ROSES NRA’s solicit proposals for supporting basic and applied research and technology across a broad range of Earth and space science program elements relevant to one or more of the following NASA Research Programs: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics.

Both the ARRA Funded and Non-ARRA Funded ROSES NRAs cover all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, stratospheric balloon, and suborbital rocket investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data.

Proposal due dates shall remain the same as established under the original ROSES (i.e., starting on May 1, 2009, and continue through April 30, 2010). Electronically submitted Notices of Intent to propose are requested for most program elements Electronic submission of proposals is required by the respective due dates for each program element and must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization.

Interested parties are reminded that all NRA proposals must be submitted electronically via NASA’s proposal data system, NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) ( ). Until further notice, proposers will be unable to submit proposals intended for NASA through

Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to this NRA must be registered with NSPIRES. Such registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the electronic proposal. All principal investigators and other participants (e.g. co-investigators) must be registered in NSPIRES regardless of submission system. Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the system(s) well in advance of the proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information.

Further information about specific program elements may be obtained from the individual Program Officers listed in the Summary of Key Information for each program element in this NRA, while questions concerning general NRA policies and procedures may be directed to Dr. Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001; E-mail:; Telephone: 202-358-0879.

Point of Contact

Name: Dr. Max Bernstein
Title: Lead for Research
Phone: 202-358-0879
Fax: 202-358-3092

SpaceRef staff editor.