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ROSES-16 Amendment 33: Final Text Released for Interdisciplinary Science for Eclipse 2017.

Status Report From: NASA Science Mission Directorate
Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ROSES-16 Amendment 33: This amendment releases final text for Interdisciplinary Science for Eclipse 2017 as program element E.5.

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will traverse the continental U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. It is estimated that hundreds of millions of viewers in North America will witness this natural event ( http://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/ ). The purpose of this program element is to support development of new research or enhancement of existing research, applied to the 2017 eclipse. NASA is seeking proposals that would utilize the unique opportunity presented by the solar eclipse to study the Sun, Earth, Moon, astronomy, and/or space science, including the ionosphere-thermosphere-mesosphere (ITM) system. Building on existing partnerships and the use of interdisciplinary or citizen science approaches is encouraged. All proposals must demonstrate links to the 2017 solar eclipse.

NASA had previously put a placeholder for this program element in ROSES-2016 Appendix B as program element B.11. However, since this is a call for interdisciplinary work, the program element has been moved to Appendix E and is being released as program element E.5. Step-1 proposals are due October 27, 2016. Step-2 proposals are due November 30, 2016.

On or about September 28, 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 http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and will appear at: http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2016 .

The NASA point of contact for this program element is Madhulika Guhathakurta, who may be reached at madhulika.guhathakurta@nasa.gov 

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