Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science (ROSES 2022)

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

This opportunity is for new and successor interdisciplinary research investigations within NASA’s Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science (IDS) program. Proposed research investigations will meet the following criteria: a) offer a fundamental advance to our understanding of the Earth system; b) be based on remote sensing data, especially satellite observations, but including suborbital sensors as appropriate; c) go beyond correlation of data sets and seek to understand the underlying causality of change through determination of the specific physical, chemical, and/or biological processes involved; d) be truly interdisciplinary in scope by involving traditionally disparate disciplines of the Earth sciences; and e) address at least one of these specific themes:

• Analyzing the Nitrogen Cycle from Space: Integrating Atmospheric Observations and Biogeochemical Models ; • Ocean-Atmosphere Gas Exchange and Particle Deposition; • Wildfire Impacts on Ecosystems and Communities ; • Environmental and Climate Justice Using Earth Observations; • Processes Across the Land-Ocean Continuum; • Ocean Worlds: Research at the Interface; • Earth-Moon Connections in a Changing Climate.  

The results of these investigations will improve our capability for both prognostic predictions and retrospective simulations of the Earth system. They will also advance our understanding of the vulnerabilities in human and biogeophysical systems and their relationships to climate extremes, thresholds, and tipping points. Meeting these goals requires approaches that integrate the traditional disciplines of the Earth sciences, as well as innovative and complementary use of models and data. 


  • Notice of Intent: Oct. 14, 2022
  • Proposal: Nov. 16, 2022




Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

November 16, 2022