The Homesteader Program supports the advanced development of technology, including instruments, relevant to mission concepts for the next two New Frontiers Announcements of Opportunity (AO). The goal of the program is to mature proposed technologies and reduce their technical risk such that the accompanying mission concepts are better prepared for the next two New Frontiers AOs.

Note that the Homesteader Program itself does not solicit investigations or hardware for a flight opportunity. This Homesteader opportunity is open to any technology utilized as part of at least one of the seven mission concepts included in the Decadal Survey list recommended for the New Frontiers program. It is a priority for NASA to invest in technology developments that mitigate the risks of mission concept proposals proposed in response to New Frontiers AOs.

Mandatory Step-1 proposals are due by June 5, 2015, and full Step-2 proposals are due by July 20, 2015.

Go to: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2015

Questions concerning this program element may be directed to:

Curt S. Niebur

[email protected]