This is a modification to the synopsis entitled AMENDMENT 8:
ESSP VENTURE-CLASS SCIENCE INVESTIGATIONS:
EARTH VENTURE-1 which was posted on June 25, 200 9. You are notified that the following changes are made:
NASA Research Announcement:
Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences
2009 Amendment 9:
ESSP Venture-class Science Investigations:
Earth Venture-1 NNH09ZDA001N-EV1 Release Date:
July 10, 2009 Notice of Intent to propose Due:
September 2, 2009 Proposals Due:
November 6, 2009 This amendment establishes a new program element in Appendix A.39 entitled ESSP Venture-class Science Investigations:
Earth Venture- 1. The NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Earth Science Divisions Earth Venture (EV) is a new element within the Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) Program.
Earth Venture consists of a series of regularly solicited, competitively selected Earth Science investigations as recommended by the recent National Research Councils decadal survey in Earth science, Earth Science and Applications from Space:
National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond.
This Earth Venture-1 program element within the ROSES-09 NASA Research Announcement solicits proposals for complete suborbital science investigations to conduct innovative, integrated, hypothesis or scientific question-driven approaches to Earth system science, involving temporally sustained data acquisition.
For the purpose of this solicitation, a suborbital investigation is one that uses airborne data acquisition systems that may be augmented by surface and/or subsurface facilities.
Each suborbital Venture-class investigation must have a life cycle of less than or equal to 5 years and total investigation cost not to exceed $30 million.
NASA intends that funds provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 will be utilized to partially fund contracts for selected proposals.
Participation is open to all categories of organizations (U. S. and non-U.S), including educational, industrial, and not-for-profit organizations, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs), NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and other Government agencies.
Upon the release date, the full text of the solicitation will be available electronically at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ .
Notices of Intent to propose are due September 2, 2009, and proposals are due November 6, 200 9. A pre-proposal workshop for the Earth Venture-1 proposal opportunity will be held in the Washington, DC, area on August 26, 200 9. Further details on the EV-1 pre-proposal workshop will be made available on the index page for this EV-1 program element at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ .
Direct questions specifically regarding this solicitation to:
Dr. Hal Maring, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546; Telephone:
(202) 358-1679; E-mail:
This notice constitutes a NASA Research Announcement as contemplated in FAR 6. 102(d)(2).