ROSES-13 Amendment 21: Appendix C.12 MDAP proposal due date delayed

ROSES-13 Amendment 21: Appendix C.12, The Mars Data Analysis Program proposal due date has been delayed.

The objective of the Mars Data Analysis Program (MDAP) is to enhance the scientific return from missions to Mars conducted by NASA and other space agencies. These include, but are not limited to, the following missions: Mars Pathfinder (MPF), Mars Global Surveyor (MGS), Mars Odyssey (MO), Mars Exploration Rovers (MERs), Mars Express (MEX), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), and Phoenix (PHX).  MDAP broadens scientific participation in the analysis of mission data sets and funds high-priority areas of research that support planning for future Mars missions. MDAP supports scientific investigations of Mars using publicly available (released) data.

The proposal due date for this program, Appendix C.12, the Mars Data Analysis Program, has been delayed because of the Government shutdown. The proposal due date in tables two and three has been changed to TBD. When the Government resumes business, the tables will be updated to indicate that proposals will be due three working days after the shutdown ends.

On or about October 3, 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 and will appear on the RSS feed at:

During the shut down NASA personnel will not be available to answer questions, but the NSPIRES help line will be open. When the Government resumes business, questions concerning this amendment and Appendix C.12, MDAP, may be directed to Mitchell Schulte, Planetary Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001. Telephone: (202) 358-2127; E-mail: [email protected].