NASA has released the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix E” on September 14, 2018. We are contacting you to ask that you forward this announcement to your member universities for distribution to interested faculty and graduate students.
NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System NRA
The NRA solicits ground-based research proposals – both experimental and numerical studies – utilizing experimental data residing in NASA’s Physical Sciences Informatics (PSI) system (http://psi.nasa.gov). This online database provides investigators access to the raw and processed experimental data from physical science reduced-gravity flight experiments conducted on the International Space Station (ISS), Space Shuttle flights, Free Flyers, or commercial cargo flights to and from the ISS, and from related ground-based studies. The PSI system is a tool designed for researchers to data mine information from reduced-gravity physical sciences experiments and use it to further science in accordance with the open science approach, while also meeting the requirements of the nation’s Open Data Policy. The current call for proposals solicits proposals in the five research areas – Combustion Science, Complex Fluids, Fluid Physics, Fundamental Physics, and Materials Science – for which eligible experimental data will be available in the PSI by the proposal due date of December 14, 2018. Data from 55 investigations are eligible for this NRA. The call is open to two types of investigators: established researchers and graduate students. The award for each proposal selected will be a maximum of $100,000 per year for a total maximum award amount up to $200,000 for a two-year period.
The NRA is available at: https://tinyurl.com/NASA-PSI-E. The full announcement of the release of the NRA is included below.
NASA plans to conduct a proposers’ conference via WebEx at 2 pm Eastern Time on October 16, 2018. To participate, navigate to https://nasa.webex.com/ and enter the meeting information: meeting number: 994 785 143 / meeting password: $psinra102018. To hear the audio for the conference, call 1-844-467-4685 and enter the conference passcode: 544479#. If you want to submit questions about the PSI or the NRA before the conference, please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, see the PSI website.
Milestones connected to this NRA:
Sep 14, 2018 – Release NRA Appendix E
Oct 16, 2018 – Conduct Proposers’ Conference via WebEx
Oct 23, 2018 – Notices of Intent Due
Dec 14, 2018 – Proposals Due
May 31, 2019 – Announce Selections (target)
If you have any questions about the NRA or the PSI system, please do not hesitate to contact the PSI NRA team.
PSI NRA Team
Fran Chiaramonte, Cynthia Frost, Preethi Manoharan, Teresa Miller, Cheryl Payne, and Harri Vanhala