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[smd] NAI – Cycle 7 CAN – NNH13ZDA017C

NASA Astrobiology Institute – Cycle 7 Cooperative Agreement Notice

General Information:                                                             

CAN Release Date:                                                          September 23, 2013

Preproposal Conference:                                             September 30, 2013

Step-1 Proposal Due Date                                            November 4, 2013

Step-2 Proposals Due Date                                          January 31, 2014

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission
Directorate (SMD) is releasing a Cooperative Agreement Notice
(NNH13ZDA017C) entitled NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) – Cycle 7.

The full text of the CAN can be found at and by going to choosing Solicitations, then Open Solicitations, and searching for NNH13ZDA017C or NASA Astrobiology Institute.

goal of CAN Cycle 7 is to maintain a multidisciplinary institute by
selecting focused, interdisciplinary teams that complement without
replicating the strengths of the continuing teams. The teams selected in
Cycle 7 will replace the teams selected in Cycle 5, whose five-year
Cooperative Agreements are expiring.

previous CANs for the NAI, Cycle 7 will require a brief Step-1 proposal
to be submitted by the Step-1 proposal due date. Based on a
programmatic review of these Step-1 proposals, proposers will be
encouraged to or discouraged from submitting a full proposal. Other
changes to previous solicitations are described in sections 1.7 Open
Access to Research Materials and Results and 4.6 Education and Public
Outreach (E/PO).

of this CAN is dependent on programmatic factors, including NASA
receiving an appropriation and operating plan containing adequate
funding within the NASA Planetary Science Division budget. Any costs
incurred by prospective investigators in preparing submissions in
response to this CAN are incurred completely at the submitter’s own

preproposal conference will be held on September 30, 2013, at 11:00 AM
PDT (2:00 PM EDT) to provide interested parties with the opportunity to
better understand the intent, scope, and selection criteria of this CAN.
Information about the preproposal conference will be posted at
Programmatic questions regarding this solicitation should be submitted
in writing or via E-mail no later than 10 days prior to the proposal due
date to:

Dr. Mary Voytek

Senior Scientist for Astrobiology/NAI Program Scientist

Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters

                Phone: (202) 358-1577


that where appropriate, questions and answers will be made publicly
available at the web site on which this CAN is posted. It is the
responsibility of interested proposers to check for such information
prior to the submission of their proposals.

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