National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Science Mission Directorate
Grants to USA educational, industrial, and nonprofit institutions, and small businesses for scientific research that will advance knowledge of the Earth, the solar system, and the universe. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended for flight investigations and a variety of ground-based supporting research and technology investigations that seek to understand naturally occurring space and Earth phenomena, human-induced changes in the Earth system, and Earth and space science-related technologies, and to support the national goals for further robotic and human exploration of space.
In order to pursue NASA’s strategic objectives, SMD research and technology development activities are organized into four Programs:
Flight investigations may use suborbital-class platforms (including aircraft, balloons, sounding rockets, CubeSats, commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicles, and small International Space Station payloads). For additional information about suborbital class flight investigations, see: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid=669383/solicitationId=%7BABB576B8-F844-25E0-AD23-9E94AAC04AE1%7D/viewSolicitationDocument=1/FULL%20ROSES%202019_amend34.pdf#page=36
Ground-based investigations include, but are not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data (together with data from SMD’s international and/or interagency partners); development of concepts, techniques and advanced technologies suitable for future SMD space missions; development of methods for laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft and terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from 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.
GrantWatch ID#: 186858
The maximum period of performance ranges from one year for activities of limited scope to five years for extensive, comprehensive studies. Award durations may be longer in special cases, such as teams of long duration space missions.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit LOIs and apply online with NSPIRES: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/
Questions concerning general policies and procedures may be directed to:
Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission Directorate
Telephone: (202) 358-0879
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Nadya Vinogradova Shiffer
Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate
Washington, DC 20546-0001
Phone: (202) 358-0976
Inquires about NSPIREs should be directed to:
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