Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship
|Sponsor:||National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)|
|Deadline:||April 30, 2018|
|Award Max:||up to $300K|
|Eligibility:||To be eligible to be named a Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellow (as opposed to the application for start up funds, see Section 3), proposal PIs must meet the following requirements at the time of submission: --Have received a Ph.D. degree on or after January 1 of a year that is no more than eight years prior to the issuance date of the ROSES NASA Research Announcement (NRA) to which the APRA proposal is submitted. Individuals who have interrupted their careers for substantive reasons, such as family leave or serious health problems, may seek a waiver to this requirement. Applicants who submit a written request for prior concurrence from NASA before the due date for Notices of Intent to propose to APRA will receive a written response from NASA within three weeks of receipt of this request. --Hold an early career position such as a postdoctoral, tenure-track, term civil service, or an equivalent nonpermanent position, as defined in Section 4.1 below. In the event that a proposerʼs institution does not allow nontenured faculty or postdoctoral researchers to apply independently for NASA grants, the proposal may include a mentor as the Institutional PI with the fellowship applicant as the Science PI, as outlined in the NASA Guidebook for Proposers. --Be a U.S. citizen or have lawful status of permanent residency (i.e., holder of a U.S. Permanent Resident Card, also referred to as the Green Card)1 to be consistent with the RTF goal of fostering new talent by putting early career instrument builders on a trajectory towards long-term positions at a U.S. institution. --Not hold, or have held, a career civil service, tenure, or other permanent position, as defined in Section 4.1 below on or prior to the submission deadline of this program. --Not be a current or former recipient of an RTF or a Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award.|
Sponsor Link. The goals of the Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship (RTF) program in Astrophysics are to provide early-career researchers the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to lead astrophysics flight instrument development projects, including suborbital investigations, in preparation to become principal investigators (PIs) of future astrophysics missions; to develop innovative technologies for space astrophysics that have the potential to enable major scientific breakthroughs; and to foster new talent by putting early-career instrument builders on a trajectory towards long-term positions. The RTF program, as described in program element D.9, now consists of two components with two different submission procedures. The first component is a one page application from an eligible early-career individual to be named a Roman Technology Fellow. The application is submitted as part of a proposal submitted to the Astrophysics Research and Analysis (APRA) Program described in program element D.3 of this ROSES solicitation. The second component is the subsequent submission of a proposal for Fellowship Funding by a previously selected Roman Technology Fellow once that individual obtains a permanent or permanent-track position, in order to start a laboratory or develop a research group at the Fellowʼs institution.