NASA, through the release of this Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN), is announcing an opportunity for the submission of multi-institutional team-based proposals for research as participating members of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).
Proposals must clearly articulate an innovative research program addressing basic and/or applied research fundamental to understanding the nature of the Moon, Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs), the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, and the near space environments of these bodies, to enable eventual human exploration of these destinations.
Although SSERVI will continue to support research addressing all of these potential human exploration destinations, in light of the administration’s focus on returning to the Moon, as well as the near-term opportunities that will be provided by the burgeoning commercial lunar industry, proposals which address these near-term lunar needs and opportunities will be given preference.
Proposed research that complements current CAN-2 Institute Teams, and/or addresses important research areas not currently covered in the Institute, will be given strong consideration (see: https://sservi.nasa.gov/sserviteams/).
Comments on this DRAFT CAN are to be submitted by July 3, 2018 via email to HQ-SSERVI@mail.nasa.gov.
Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff