Proposals will be solicited that describe an interdisciplinary approach to a single, compelling question in astrobiology, and may address a single 2015 Astrobiology Strategy goal or several Science Strategy goals, for projects larger than the scope of the individual research programs, but within the scope of the Research Coordination Networks. The NASA Astrobiology Program will fund these types of awards through a new solicitation called Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research (ICAR). When applying to this program, proposing teams will be able to specify which RCN topic their research would be relevant to, and if selected, which network they would join. ICAR calls will occur on the order of every two years, and will stagger RCN topics that will be included.

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