Emerging Worlds Program
The ROSES 2024 Emerging Worlds Program Appendix C.2
Notice: This program element does not have a proposal due date. Proposals may be submitted at any time, pending certain eligibility timing issues related to resubmissions and duplicate proposal avoidance. See Appendix C.2, Section 3 and Section 2.4 of Appendix C.1 for further information.
Proposers are strongly advised to read Appendix C.1, The Planetary Science Research Program Overview in its entirety to help ensure that they have all the necessary information to be compliant with their proposal submission.
This program solicits investigations that address compelling scientific questions into the formation and early evolution of our Solar System. For the purposes of this program element, the "formation of our Solar System " is considered to begin with the onset of the collapse of the molecular cloud from which the Solar System formed. For the purposes of this program element, "early evolution" processes include those that played a role in establishing the structure of the Solar System and its planetary bodies.
This program element may prioritize studies that address The Twelve Priority Science Questions in Table 3.1 of the 2022 decadal survey (https://nap.nationalacademies.org/catalog/26522/).
Spacecraft mission data and high-order mission data products 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 due date or proposal submission date for proposals submitted to NoDD programs, unless otherwise specified in the program call.
The calendar of record for data released in the PDS is the PDS Data Release Calendar.
Data archived in the Planetary Data System (PDS) are intended for long-term preservation and must be in PDS4 formats as well as undergo a separate peer review process. Proposers intending to archive data in the PDS must obtain a letter of support from the appropriate PDS Discipline Node confirming that the PDS is willing to accept their submission. This letter must be included in the proposal package and placed in a section for Statements of Commitment and Letters of Support, Feasibility, and Endorsement (see Table 1 of the ROSES-2024). Letters must be requested at least one week prior to the program element due date and proposers are strongly encouraged to initiate conversations with the relevant PDS Discipline Node several weeks ahead. (see Appendix C.1, Section 3.7.6).
Data are available from the Planetary Data System (PDS).
Proposals submitted to this program element must include an Open Science and Data Management Plan (OSDMP). As described in Section 3.7 of C.1, the Planetary Science Research Program Overview, the OSDMP must be placed in a special section, no longer than two pages in length, that immediately follows the References and Citations section for the Scientific/Technical/Management portion of the proposal.
Additional submission instructions for NoDD programs are provided in Section 2.4 of C.1 of the Planetary Science Research Program Overview and https://science.nasa.gov/researchers/NoDD.
See the Information for Data Proposers and Guidelines for Archiving sections of the PDS website for more information.