In addition to the co-leads, the management of each RCN includes a larger steering committee. Proposers to astrobiology research solicitations in ROSES can indicate their interest in an RCN as part of the proposal submission process. Only PIs who are then awarded grants from relevant programs can join an RCN as a Steering Committee member. Each steering committee member of the RCN is funded by awards received independently of the network and no additional funding comes with membership. For several of the RCNs, steering committee members are PIs on awarded grants from other programs in Planetary Sciences Division or other divisions in SMD. If you think your NASA funded research fits into one of the RCNs, contact your program officer, one of the program officers in the Astrobiology program, or a Co-lead in the RCN of interest.

Astrobiology FAQ