Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute –
Cycle 2 CAN released!

Solicitation Number: NNH16ZDA009C
Posted Date: August 22, 2016
Step-1 Proposal Due Date September 23,2016
Step-2 Proposal Due Date November 21, 2016

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is releasing a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) entitled Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) – Cycle 2. This solicitation is being released jointly by the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Planetary Science Division (PSD) and the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) Human Research Program (HRP).

The full text of the CAN may be found by going to, choosing Solicitations, then Open Solicitations, and searching for NNH16ZDA009C.

NASA, through the release of this Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN), is announcing an opportunity for the submission of multi-institutional team-based proposals for researchers participating members of the SolarSystem Exploration ResearchVirtualInstitute (SSERVI), hereafter referred to as “the Institute.” Proposals must clearly articulate an innovative, broadly based 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 target bodies to enable eventual human exploration of these destinations. Non-destination targets, such as the study of comets and/or main-belt asteroids, may provide critical information relating to the origin and evolution of the proposed target bodies; therefore, comparative planetary investigations that include comets and/or main-belt asteroids are within the scope of this CAN provided the prime focus of these investigations is on the Target Body(s). Proposed research that complements current Institute Teams, or addresses important research areas not currently covered in the Institute, will also be given strong consideration (see: Proposals in the areas of astrophysics and heliophysics that are enabled through human and robotic exploration of the Target Bodies are also solicited through this Cooperative Agreement Notice.

Questions should be directed to:

Yvonne Pendleton, Director
Solar System Exploration ResearchVirtualInstitute
NASA Ames Research Center, N17-1
Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
Phone: 650-604-1850


Greg Schmidt, Deputy Director
Solar System Exploration ResearchVirtualInstitute
NASA Ames Research Center, N17-1
Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
Phone: 650-604-2611

Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: NASA

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