Heliophysics Space Weather Operations to Research (ROSES 2018)

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For this opportunity, NASA and NOAA have identified the following focus area for research and development to advance specification and/or forecast models of energetic particles and plasma in Earth’s magnetosphere:

• Improve specifications and/or forecasts of the energetic particle and plasma conditions encountered by spacecraft within Earth’s magnetosphere. 

The primary goal of this funding is to support research by the grant recipient to improve numerical models and/or data utilization techniques that could advance specification and/or forecasting capabilities and which could also lead to improved scientific understanding. Effective utilization of available data is encouraged. Employing data assimilation and/or machine-learning techniques is also encouraged. Improved specification capabilities could include real-time and/or retrospective estimates of particle fluxes at any spacecraft location within the magnetosphere, with retrospective estimates potentially being more accurate due to the utilization of additional data that may be unavailable in real time. Specification and/or forecasting capabilities could include electrons, protons, and/or heavy ions. 

Proposals for this opportunity must define the products that will be developed and the timetable for producing them. Proposals must also define the metrics and validation methods that will be employed to evaluate the products. The products must have clear relevance to the focus area indicated above, and if possible, be directly related to decisions that are made and/or actions that are taken in anticipation of or in response to space weather. Proposers are strongly encouraged to include industry participants on their teams.


  • Notice of Intent: June 22, 2018
  • Proposals: Aug. 3, 2018




Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

August 3, 2018