Exobiology (ROSES 2020)

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The goal of NASA's Exobiology is to understand the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the Universe. Research is centered on the origin and early evolution of life, the potential of life to adapt to different environments, and the implications for life elsewhere. This research is conducted in the context of NASA’s ongoing exploration of our stellar neighborhood and the identification of biosignatures for in situ and remote sensing applications. For further information on the science scope of Astrobiology, within which exobiology is located, please refer to the Astrobiology Strategy which can be found on the Astrobiology web page https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/research/astrobiology-at-nasa/astrobiology....


  • Notice of Intent: April 22, 2020
  • Proposals: May 22, 2020

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

The areas of research emphases in this solicitation are as follows:

  • Prebiotic Evolution
  • Early Evolution of Life and the Biosphere
  • Evolution of Advanced Life
  • Large scale environmental change and Macro-evolution
  • Biosignatures and Life Elsewhere

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

May 22, 2020