Call for Applications for NASA’s Ceres Science Definition Team

The Planetary Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate plans to conduct a generic study of mission options for future exploration of the dwarf planet Ceres. NASA invites scientists and other qualified and interested individuals at U.S. institutions to apply for membership on the Ceres Science Definition Team (SDT).

The Ceres SDT will:

1. Identify and prioritize science objectives to be addressed by spaceflight mission(s) based upon recommendations from the 2013-2022 Decadal Survey, but also account for recent information and current state of the science.
2. Participate in mission studies designed to address those science objectives.
3. Assist in the preparation of study reports.

Full details available at:

Each Letter of Application, limited to one page with 11-point Times font and 1-inch margins, must be received by Dr. Michael Kelley via e-mail no later than December 21, 2017 (5:00 p.m. EST) at the address below. The subject line of the e-mail should read “Ceres pre-decadal
SDT application”.

Dr. Michael Kelley e-mail: Phone: 202-358-0607