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NASA ROSES-16 Amendment 37: Final Text for Magnetospheric Multiscale Guest Investigators

Status Report From: NASA Science Mission Directorate
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016

ROSES-16 Amendment 37: This amendment releases final text for program element B.8 Magnetospheric Multiscale Guest Investigators (MMS GI).

The Heliophysics Guest Investigators (H-GI) program is a component of the Heliophysics Research Program. This particular element of the Guest Investigator program is offered only for investigations that primarily use data from the recently launched Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission.

This particular ROSES element supports investigations whose primary focus is the analysis of MMS data. Proposals should use primarily MMS data to address (1) the goals of the MMS mission (found at http://mms.gsfc.nasa.gov/about_mms.html ) or (2) any of the relevant goals of the Heliophysics Decadal survey (Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13060 ):

1. Determine the origins of the Sun’s activity and predict the variations in the space environment;
2. Determine the dynamics and coupling of Earth’s magnetosphere, ionosphere, and atmosphere and their response to solar and terrestrial inputs;
3. Determine the interaction of the Sun with the solar system and the interstellar medium;
4. Discover and characterize fundamental processes that occur both within the heliosphere and throughout the universe.

This program is intended to maximize the scientific return from this recently launched mission by providing support for research of a breadth and complexity beyond presently funded investigations. As for any H-GI proposal, investigations may employ theory, models, and data from other sources, as needed, to interpret and analyze NASA’s MMS data, but only as a secondary emphasis.

Step-1 proposals are due November 18, 2016, and Step-1 proposals are due January 13, 2017.

On or about October 7, 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 Errol J. Summerlin who may be reached at errol.summerlin@nasa.gov .

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