NASA ROSES-19 Amendment 53: Final Text and Due Dates for Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research

Status Report From: NASA Science Mission Directorate
Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019

ROSES-19 Amendment 53: This amendment releases final text and due dates for program element C.23 Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research. 


Proposals for Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research (ICAR) must describe an interdisciplinary approach to a single compelling question in astrobiology, and address at least one aspect of the 2015 Science Strategy. Team size and resources requested should be appropriate to the scale of the proposed research. There is no ideal size of an ICAR Team. Because this is an opportunity for larger teams and for five years of support, the scope of the research, and subsequently the resources needed, should exceed those typically considered in a Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) program element (e.g., Exobiology, Habitable Worlds).


Mandatory 5-page Step-1 Proposals are due January 31, 2020 and full Step-2 proposals are due April 3, 2020.


On or about November 25, 2019, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2019" (NNH19ZDA001N) 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 Mary Voytek who may be reached at


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