ROSES-16 Amendment 5: C.18 LARS Step-1 Due Date Delayed

ROSES-16 Amendment 5: Step-1 due date delayed for C.18 Laboratory Analysis of Returned Samples

The goal of the Laboratory Analysis of Returned Samples (LARS) Program is to maximize the science derived from planetary sample-return missions. Activities supported by LARS fall into two categories: (1) development of laboratory instrumentation and/or advanced techniques required for the analysis of returned samples; (2) direct analysis of samples already returned to Earth.

Step-1 proposals are now due on May 2, 2016, and Step-2 proposals are still due by June 24, 2016.

On or about April 8, 2016, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2016” (NNH16ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on the RSS feed at:

Questions concerning this program element may be directed to Jeffrey Grossman at