Living With a Star Strategic Capabilities (ROSES 2021)

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The Living With a Star Strategic Capability (LWSSC) program solicits proposals for the development of models for the coupled Sun-Earth and Sun-Solar System. Such models can act as tools for science investigations, as prototypes and test beds for prediction and specification capabilities, as frameworks for linking disparate data sets at vantage points throughout the Sun-Solar System, and as strategic planning aids for enabling exploration of outer space and testing new mission concepts.

LWS Strategic Capability (LWSSC) is a component of the Heliophysics Research Program and proposers interested in this program element should read B.1, the Heliophysics Research Program Overview for Heliophysics-specific requirements. Defaults for all ROSES elements are found in the ROSES Summary of Solicitation and the Proposer's Guidebook and the order of precedence is the following: This document (B.6) followed by B.1, followed by the ROSES Summary of Solicitation, and the Proposer’s Guidebook. Proposers should review all of these resources to ensure compliance with Program requirements.

This year the LWS program is soliciting two Strategic Capabilities topics:

• A global model of the magnetosphere (Section 2)

• A model of coronal mass ejection (CME) evolution and impact on the inner heliosphere (Section 3).

Deadline: Oct. 13, 2021

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

The FSTs solicited for proposals this year are as follows:

1) Impact of Terrestrial Weather on the Ionosphere – Thermosphere (described in Section 2);

2) Pathways of Cold Plasma through the Magnetosphere (described in Section 3);

3) Understanding the Large-Scale Evolution of the Solar Wind throughout the Heliosphere through the Solar Cycle (described in Section 4); and

4) Towards a Quantitative Description of the Magnetic Origins of the Corona and Inner Heliosphere (described in Section 5).

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

October 13, 2021