Funding for the research performed by individual members of the RCN comes from awards received independently of the network. These awards will be granted through Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) solicitations, which currently include programs such as Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research, Exobiology, and Habitable Worlds, PICASSO, SSW, etc., and will be expanded to different programs as RCNs develop to include other divisions in NASA’s SMD. Funding for the administration of the RCNs and the activities of the RCNs related to the implementation of their strategies (e.g. workshop support) is provided by the Planetary Science Division, Astrophysics and Astronomy Division and the Earth Science Division.

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