The University Record, April 22, 1998

Research Reporter

Announcement of Opportunity for Discovery Program

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Space Science, is releasing an announcement of opportunity (AO 98-OSS-04) for investigations suitable for the next flight mission(s) in its Discovery Mission series with a mission launch date of no later than Sept. 30, 2004. This AO also now allows U.S. science participation in non-NASA space missions identified in the announcement as Missions of Opportunity. The Discovery Program consists of focused planetary systems exploration investigations of limited costs and duration utilizing medium class or smaller launch vehicles. Notice of Intent Deadline: April 30. Proposal Deadline: June 29. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Neil Gerl, 763-6438, or neilgerl@umich.edu. Web site: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/ao/98-oss-04/

Medium-Class Explorers (MIDEX) and Missions of Opportunity

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Space Science (OSS), is releasing an announcement of opportunity for the Medium-Class Explorer (MIDEX) and Missions of Opportunity. NASA intends to select two MIDEX missions to launch by June 2003 and June 2004. A mission of opportunity also may be selected. The science objectives covered by the announcement include those in the currently defined OSS science themes of the Astronomical Search for Origins, the Sun-Earth Connection and the Structure and Evolution of the Universe. (Information about these themes may be obtained at: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/os s.) Notice of Intent Deadline: June 25. Proposal Deadline: Aug. 21. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Neil Gerl, 763-6438, or neilgerl@umich.edu.

Funding Opportunity Available from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) funds projects to help identify, preserve and provide public access to records, photographs and other materials that document American history. The deadlines for 1999 are June 1 and Oct. 1. Contact Adeline Ryznar, 936-1354.