Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship
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.