[NASA] ROSES-15 WFIRST SCIENCE INVESTIGATION TEAMS AND ADJUTANT SCIENTISTS

Program element D.11 of ROSES-2015 solicits proposals for Science Investigation Teams and Adjutant Scientists for the Wide-Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST), which will result in the formation of a Formulation Science Working Group (FSWG) for the mission. Selected teams will be funded by contract and shall be responsible for the following tasks in support of the proposed scientific investigations with WFIRST:

* Development of scientific performance requirements;
* Design of notional observing program(s);
* Development of science data analysis techniques; and
* Development of simulations and data challenges to validate the above items.

The selected individuals for the Adjutant Scientist positions will be responsible for:

* Coordinating performance requirements and observing program activities;
* Acting as a liaison between scientists and the instrument team;
* Balancing the use of the relevant instrument to achieve all WFIRST science; and
* Communication with the astronomical community.

Required Notices Of Intent (NOI) due: August 17, 2015
Proposal submission due date: October 15, 2015

Announcement #: NNH15ZDA001N
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Questions:
Dominic Benford at Dominic.Benford@nasa.gov