NASA Announces New Grant Written 27 July 2015

NASA has released a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) entitled “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System”, which solicits ground-based research proposals using an open science method to generate new scientific insights by utilizing experimental data residing in NASA’s Physical Sciences Informatics (PSI) system. This online database provides investigators access to the raw and processed experimental data from past and current physical science International Space Station flight experiments. In this way, the NRA promotes rapid, multiple investigations resulting in more scientists participating in ISS research.

The first call for proposals, Appendix A to the NRA, solicits proposals in the five research areas – Combustion Science, Complex Fluids, Fluid Physics, Fundamental Physics and Materials Science – for which complete experimental data will available in the PSI by the proposal due date of 30 September 2015. The call is open to two types of investigators: established researchers and graduate students. Eligibility requirements and further instructions for both types of investigators are provided in the solicitation document. Questions with regard to responding to this solicitation may be addressed to the contacts referenced in the full solicitation document.