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Volume 11, Number 8
February 19, 2017

Editor: Elisabeth Adams 
Co-Editors: Karen R. Stockstill-Cahill, Mark V. Sykes, Susan Benecchi   
Email: pen_editor at psi.edu

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1. [NASA] Release of ROSES-2017
2. [NASA] Space Technology Mission Directorate - Early Career Faculty
3. [NASA] Science/Technology Platform Satellite Request For Information 
4. Summer Internships at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL)
5. Outer Planets Assessment Group Updates
6. NASA Postdoctoral Fellowships (NPP)
7. Call for External Reviewers NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP)
8. 2017B NASA Keck Call for proposals
9. Brown University: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Planetary
   Geological Processes
10. Roadmaps to Ocean Worlds (ROW) Townhall at LPSC
11. Election for Secretary for the IAVCEI/IACS Joint Commission on
    Volcano-Ice Interactions
12. Planetary Meeting Additions

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RELEASE OF 2017 RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN SPACE AND EARTH SCIENCE
(ROSES-2017)

NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) announces the release of its
annual omnibus solicitation, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth
Science (ROSES) 2017 at:

http://solicitation.nasaprs.com/ROSES2017

Details of the solicited programs will be in the Appendices of
ROSES-2017. Names, due dates, and links for the individual calls will
appear in Tables 2 and 3 of this ROSES-2017 NRA. Interested proposers
should monitor:

http://nspires.nasaprs.com/

or subscribe to the electronic notification system there for additional
new programs or amendments to ROSES-2017 through February 2018, at
which time release of a subsequent ROSES NRA is planned. A web archive
(and RSS feed) for amendments, clarifications, and corrections to
ROSES-2017 will be available at:

http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2017

Frequently asked questions about ROSES-2017 will be posted at:

http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/faqs/

Further information about specific program elements may be obtained
from the individual Program Officers listed in the Summary of Key
Information for each program element in the Appendices of ROSES-2017
and at:

http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/program-officers-list/

Questions concerning general ROSES-2017 policies and procedures may be
directed to Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission
Directorate, at: sara@nasa.gov

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NASA SPACE TECHNOLOGY MISSION DIRECTORATE - EARLY CAREER FACULTY

The Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), and the Space
Technology Research Grants (STRG) Program, seek proposals from
accredited U.S. universities on behalf of faculty members early in
their careers as they conduct space technology research of high
priority to NASA's Mission Directorates and STMD. NASA is seeking
proposals that plan to pursue innovative, early-stage space technology
research in the topic areas specifically enumerated in the
solicitation. Specifically, the proposals must address one of the
following six topics:

Topic 1 - Integrated Photonic Sensors and Science Instrument Subsystems
Topic 2 - Meso- and Micro-scale Fluidic Sample Acquisition and Handling
for Human Exploration and Space Science Missions
Topic 3 - Cognitive Communications for NASA Science and Exploration
Topic 4 - Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Solutions for NASA Data
Challenges

The solicitation is available at:

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=
init&solId={ABF4264B-6D71-F670-F10E-19DB21BC6BBD}&path=open

Notices of Intent Due: March 3, 2017
Proposals Due: March 31, 2017

Technical and programmatic comments and questions: 
Claudia Meyer (hq-ecf-call@mail.nasa.gov) 

Procurement questions: 
Kimberly Cone (hq-ecf-call@mail.nasa.gov) 

Responses to will be answered by e-mail and may also be included in the
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents. Anonymity of 
persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.

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NASA SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM SATELLITE (NSTP-SAT) REQUEST FOR
INFORMATION

SMD has released a Request for Information (RFI) NNH17ZDA002L to assist
in planning for potential payloads on the NASA Science/Technology
Platform Satellite (NSTP-Sat) with a possible launch to low earth
orbit, geostationary equatorial orbit, medium Earth orbit, Earth-Moon
L1, or lunar orbit in the 2021 timeframe.

To respond to this RFI please upload a PDF of up to 10 pages in length
to the NSPIRES system by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 17, 2017.
Based on responses to this RFI, NASA will consider

(i) whether there are science opportunities for new uses of this
spacecraft and 
(ii) whether a solicitation for proposals is warranted to enable such
opportunities.

The full text of the RFI including background on the NSTP-Sat, schedule
milestones, Potential payload classes and accommodations and bus
capabilities, and instructions for responding to this RFI may be found
by following this link or by going to:

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/

choosing "Solicitations" then "Open" and searching on "NNH17ZDA002L".

Questions concerning this Request for Information may be addressed to
Alan Zide at: Alan.J.Zide@nasa.gov.


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SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AT JOHNS HOPKINS APPLIED PHYSICS LAB (APL)

APL is looking for the next generation of explorers! The 2017 APL NASA
Intern Program provides unique opportunities for university students to
work on NASA missions or other space-related research projects. The
internship program runs 10 weeks in the summer and applications are due
March 26; however, selections are made on a continuous basis, so
interested students should apply as early as possible. More information
is available at:

http://www.jhuapl.edu/NASAIntern/
 

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OUTER PLANETS ASSESSMENT GROUP UPDATES

1. OPAG meeting February 22-23, 2017, in the grand ballroom of the 
Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. See final agenda at:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/opag/

Highlights include updates on Juno, Cassini, and Europa Clipper, Europa
Lander SDT report and community discussion, report from the Roadmaps to
Ocean Worlds study, and presentations on seven New Frontiers mission
concepts to outer planets and ocean worlds.

Webex: OPAG Workshop 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
7:00 am Eastern Standard Time (GMT-05:00)
12 hours 50 minutes
Recurrence: every day from Wed Feb 22, 2017, to Thur Feb 23, 2017

Meeting Link:

https://nasa.webex.com/nasaj.php
?MTID=m4f25a0acefb7ee05be4dc1ac6dadfb96

Meeting number: 998 698 611
Meeting password: W@lc0m31

Audio connection:
Conference Number: 1-888-324-7108 
Participant Code: 3118411

Please use the link below to test your connection prior to the meeting:

https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

2. OPAG meeting September 6-7, 2017, at the Samuel H. Scripps 
Auditorium in La Jolla, California: 

https://scripps.ucsd.edu/about/venues/seaside-forum

next to the largest ocean in the inner solar system. Additional details
will be posted on the OPAG website as they become available:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/opag/


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NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists
the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA's
scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the
undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific
connections.

Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete
one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA's missions
in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space
bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space
operations, and astrobiology.

Current research opportunities in planetary science can be viewed here:

https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/?filter_keywords=&filter_fields=145

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before
beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree
requirements. U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign
nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar may apply.

Stipends start at $53,500 per year, with supplements for high
cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial
assistance is available for relocation and health insurance, and $8,000
per year is provided for professional travel.

Applications are accepted three times each year: March 1, July 1, and
November 1.

For further information and to apply, visit:

https://npp.usra.edu/

Questions: npphelp@usra.edu


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CALL FOR EXTERNAL REVIEWERS NASA POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP), managed by USRA, provides young
and more senior scientists the opportunity to work on 1 to 3 year
assignments with NASA scientists and engineers at NASA centers and
institutes to advance NASA's missions in earth science, heliophysics,
planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics,
engineering, human exploration and space operations, astrobiology, and
science management. USRA is recruiting well-qualified reviewers for
upcoming applications.

Reviewers may be asked to review up to 5 applications (each application
is 15 pages, including figures and citations; double-spaced). 
Proposals deadlines are March 1, July 1, and November 1. The reviewer
evaluations are submitted online and those who are eligible will
receive an honorarium of $50 for each review submitted.

Reviewers should have the following minimum qualifications: three (3)
years past PhD; 10 or more peer-reviewed publications; at least five
(5) peer-reviewed publications as first author; work in a field
relevant to NASA; and show national and international prominence
through awards and invitations to speak at major scientific meetings.

If you are interested in being a reviewer, visit:

https://npp.usra.edu/reviewer_connect/

and create an account. For additional questions email:
nppreview@usra.edu.

Feel free to pass this information to colleagues.


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2017B NASA KECK CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

Due date: March 16, 2017

NASA intends the use of the Keck telescopes to be highly strategic in
support of on-going space missions and/or high priority, long-term
science goals.

Proposals are sought in the following discipline areas: (1)
investigations in support of Exoplanet Exploration science goals and
missions; (2) investigations of our own Solar System; (3)
investigations in support of Cosmic Origins science goals and missions;
and (4) investigations in support of Physics Of The Cosmos science
goals andmissions. Direct mission support proposals in any of these
scientific areas are also encouraged.

Highlights for 2017B can be found at:

http://nexsci.caltech.edu/missions/KeckSolicitation/gen-info.shtml

Complete proposal call information:

http://nexsci.caltech.edu/missions/KeckSolicitation/

The proposal process is managed by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute
(NExScI) at Caltech.

Questions: keckcfp@ipac.caltech.edu

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BROWN UNIVERSITY: TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN PLANETARY GEOLOGICAL
PROCESSES

The Brown University Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary
Sciences

http://www.geo.brown.edu/

will will soon be formally inviting applications for a tenure-track
faculty position in Planetary Geological Processes. complement our
current planetary science strengths in crustal evolution, volcanism,
impact cratering, and remote sensing and departmental focus areas of
Climate and Environment, Geophysics, and Geochemistry. See:

http://www.planetary.brown.edu/

Candidates with interests in the following areas will be encouraged to
apply: the chemistry and mineralogy of early planetary processes,
weathering and alteration processes of different environments,
evolution of the Earth-Moon system, processes associated with the
interaction of water and solar system materials, quantitative
geomorphology of planetary processes, the geologic record of climate
changes on planets, chronology and early history of the planets,
astrobiological implications of planetary evolution processes, and
interactions of the crust of planets with the atmosphere and space
environments. Appointment is expected at the Assistant Professor level
and the search will be finalized in the coming academic year. Brown
University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic
global community. For further information, please contact Professor
James Head (james_head@brown.edu).


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ROADMAPS TO OCEAN WORLDS (ROW) TOWNHALL AT LPSC

The Roadmaps to Ocean Worlds (ROW) team was chartered by OPAG to
identify science objectives for Ocean Worlds and to design a roadmap
(or roadmaps) to explore these worlds to address the identified science
objectives. We will be holding a ROW townhall at LPSC (Thursday, March
23, 12-1PM) to share our progress and allow for community input. We
hope to see you there!

Amanda Hendrix (arh@psi.edu)
Terry Hurford (terry.a.hurford@nasa.gov)


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ELECTION FOR SECRETARY FOR THE IAVCEI/IACS JOINT COMMISSION ON
VOLCANO-ICE INTERACTIONS

Nominations due: February 20, 2017
Election held: February 24, 2017

The International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the
Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) and International Association of Cryospheric
Science (IACS) runs a Joint Commission on Volcano-Ice Interactions and
would like to request nominations for a new Secretary.

The Commission, which was founded in 2007 and marks its tenth
anniversary this year, is charged with promoting research and interest
in the complex interactions between magmas and ice in all its forms on
Earth and other planets.

Elected Officers rotate each year and the Secretary elected for the
2017-2018 term will become the Vice-Chair in 2018-2019, the Chair in
2019-2020 and then becomes ex officio for one year to serve as a
consultant, if needed.

This year, nominees are encouraged to have a research focus in
Planetary Sciences, whereas next year the focus will be Glaciology and
the year after Field Geology.

Please send your nominations either to Christopher Hamilton
(hamilton@lpl.arizona.edu) or to Benjamin Edwards
(edwardsb@dickinson.edu). Nominations must be received no later than
February 20, 2017, and elections will be held on February 24, 2017.


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PLANETARY MEETING CALENDAR ADDITIONS

April 3-7, 2017
Early Earth and ExoEarths: Origin and Evolution of Life
http://lifeorigins2017.ing.pan.pl/home.html
Warsaw, Poland

April 23-28, 2017
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017
http://egu2017.eu/home.html
Vienna, Austria

May 22-24, 2017
The Migration Issue: From Protoplanets to Supermassive Black Holes
http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/meetings/2017
/migration.issue.protoplanets.supermassive.black.holes
Cambridge, United Kingdom

June 19-23, 2017
Kepler & K2 Science Conference IV: Legacy & Scion
https://keplerscience.arc.nasa.gov/scicon4/
Moffett Field, CA

June 26-30, 2017
Near Infrared High Resolution Spectroscopy: Where Are We?
http://eas.unige.ch/EWASS/session.jsp?id=SS7
Prague, Czech Republic

July 24-28, 2017
Celebrating 25 Years of the OGLE Project
http://ogle25.astrouw.edu.pl
Warsaw, Poland

August 20-24, 2017
Exoclipse 2017: Exploring New Worlds in the Shade
https://physics.boisestate.edu/exoclipse/?
Boise, ID

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