ROSES-13 Amendment 34: Revised text for Appendix D.3, APRA

ROSES-13 Amendment 34 Releases revised text for Appendix D.3, the Astrophysics Research and Analysis program.

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 particles of cosmic origin. 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.

This Amendment makes various changes to Appendix D.3, APRA: it permits proposals for development of new data analysis methods for future space missions to APRA, see Section 1.2.3, and also corrects dates for Sounding Rocket launches from Woomera, see Section 1.2.1.1.  Budget instructions for Co-I proposals are clarified in several places.  Instructions for the use of the Wallops Arc-second Pointing System are clarified, see Section 1.2.1.2. This Amendment also removes the portion of this solicitation on Laboratory Astrophysics proposals of potentially larger scope that address the acquisition of data for understanding the molecular universe at infrared and submillimeter wavelengths (see Section 1.2.4). The funding level for Laboratory Astrophysics indicated in the table in section 2.1 of element D.3 remains unchanged. This amendment also changes the point of contact for Infrared, Submillimeter, and Radio Astrophysics (see Section 3). New text is in bold and deleted text is struckthrough. The due dates for NOIs and proposals remain unchanged at January 24, 2014, and March 21, 2014, respectively.

On or about December 12, 2013, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2013″ (NNH13ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and will appear on the RSS feed at: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2013

Questions concerning this amendment and Appendix D.3, APRA, may be directed to Michael R. Garcia, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Telephone: (202) 358-1053; E-mail: Michael.R.Garcia@nasa.gov.

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