|Emerging Worlds Program|
|The ROSES 2018 Emerging Worlds Program   Appendix C.2|
|This year the Planetary Science Division is particularly soliciting proposals that focus on the Moon, either directly or in comparison with other bodies. Pending the result of the FY 2019 federal budget and appropriations process, significant additional funds may be available for selections in this and other program elements through the Lunar Discovery and Exploration Program to fund relevant, lunar-focused science.|
|This program element uses a two-step proposal submission process described in Section 2 of C.1, The Planetary Science Division Research Program Overview. Mandatory Step-1 proposals are due April 12, 2018, and Step-2 proposals are due June 1, 2018.|
|The Emerging Worlds program solicits research proposals to conduct scientific investigations related to understanding the formation of our Solar System; and/or the early evolution of our Solar System.|
|Emerging Worlds prioritizes proposals that directly address outstanding problems in the origin and evolution of our Solar System.|
|Step 1 Proposal Due Date||Data Included in PDS by||Step 2 Proposal Due Date|
|Mission data are available from the Planetary Data System (PDS).|
|Data Available at PPI|
|Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)|
|Lunar Prospector (LP)|
|The following sites also have Lunar Data|
PDS Atmospheres Node (
PDS Cartography and Imaging Science Node (M3,LCROSS, LRO, Kaguya, Chandrayaan-1)
PDS Geosciences Node (LCROSS, LRO, Chandrayaan-1, GRAIL, LP)
PDS Small Bodies Node (Deep Impact, LADEE)
ARTEMIS data at Berkley
|Ancillary data (SPICE files) can be obtained from the PDS NAIF Node|
Research in the area of "Emerging Worlds" aims to answer the fundamental science question of how the Solar System formed and evolved. It helps to advance the strategic science goal to "explore and observe the objects in the Solar System to understand how they formed and evolve" through basic research that supports planetary exploration, aids in the development of missions, and provides context for the interpretation of all Solar System observations that are relevant to its formation and evolution. Major interdisciplinary efforts to solve key questions are particularly valued. A wide range of investigations will be covered, including, but not limited to, theoretical studies, analytical and numerical modeling, sample-based studies of extraterrestrial materials, laboratory studies, and synthesis of previous work.
Proposals to this program element must follow the rules for use of mission data given in program element C.1, Section 3.4., which states: "Spacecraft mission data to be used in proposed work must be available in the Planetary Data System (PDS) or an equivalent, publicly accessible archive at least 30 days prior to the full proposal submission deadline."
Proposals submitted to this Program Element must include a Data Management Plan (see Appendix C.1, Section 3.6). This must be placed in a special section, not to exceed two pages in length, immediately following the References and Citations section for the Scientific/Technical/Management portion of the proposal. The Individual Proposer's Archive Guide (IPAG) is available on the PPI website.