ROSES-11 Amendment 23: New proposal opportunity: Appendix D.9, The Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship (RTF) Program in Astrophysics

Amendment 23 presents New Solicitation in Appendix D.9: The Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship (RTF) Program in Astrophysics.

The goals of the Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship (RTF) program in Astrophysics are to give early career researchers the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to lead astrophysics flight instruments/projects and become principal investigators (PIs) of future astrophysics missions; to develop innovative technologies that have the potential to enable major scientific breakthroughs; and to foster new talent by putting early-career instrument builders on a trajectory towards long-term positions.

To be eligible for an RTF award, proposal PIs must: 1. Be a recent Ph.D. recipient (no more than seven years before the issuance date of this ROSES NRA), 2. Be in an early career position such as a postdoctoral, tenure-track, term civil service, or an equivalent nontenured position, 3) Be a U.S. citizen or have lawful status of permanent residency, 4) Not hold or have held a career civil service tenure or equivalent position, and 5) Not be a current or former recipient of the RTF or a PECASE award.

Notices of Intent to propose are due October 7, 2011, and proposals are due November 18, 2011.

On or about August 30, 2011, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2011” (NNH11ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ (select “Solicitations” then “Open Solicitations” then “NNH11ZDA001N”).

Further information about this program element is available from Michael Moore, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546-0001; Telephone: (202) 358-2408; E-mail: Michael.R.Moore@nasa.gov.

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