NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology Proposals

Posted on: November 8, 2023   |   Categories: NASA EPSCoR, News & Updates

F.5 FINESST: SMD’s Graduate Student Research Proposals due February 6, 2024

Great opportunity for graduate students! ROSES-23 Amendment 61: Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology SMD’s Graduate Student Research Proposals are due February 6, 2024.

Researchers intending to apply to this opportunity are required to contact Edward Duke no later than January 12, 2024, with the following information:

  1. Name of researcher
  2. Research focus area (Title)
  3. Research identifier Number (e.g., RFA-###)

There is no limit to the number of proposals that can be submitted by an individual researcher, but the state is limited to a total of six submissions. If more than six submissions are identified in response to this request, a down-selection process will be initiated.  

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For research in NASA Science Mission Directorate:

  • Earth Science Research
  • Heliophysics Research
  • Planetary Science Research
  • Astrophysics Research
  • Biological and Physical Sciences Research

Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST F.5) solicits proposals from accredited U.S. universities and other eligible organizations for graduate student-designed and performed research projects that contribute to Science Mission Directorate’s (SMD) science, technology, and exploration goals. The graduate student shall have the primary initiative to define the proposed FINESST research project and must be the primary author, with input or supervision from the proposal’s Principal Investigator (PI) or mentor, as appropriate. The proposal must present a well-defined research problem/activity and a justification of its scientific significance to NASA. FINESST awards are research grants for up to three years and up to $50K per year.

ROSES-2023 Amendment 61 releases final text and due dates for F.5 FINESST. An optional, pre-proposal teleconference will occur on December 1, 2023, at 3:30 PM Eastern Time, see Section 12.8. Notices of Intent are not requested. Proposals are due February 6, 2024. In the event of a lapse in NASA operations, please visit

This Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement “Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2023” (NNH23ZDA001N) is posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on SARA’s ROSES blog at:

The short URL for the NSPIRES page for this program element is Questions concerning F.5 FINESST may be directed to

Application information here.