NASA will be holding a pre-proposal teleconference for those interested in applying for the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) solicitation, Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINNEST). Through FINESST, the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) solicits proposals from accredited U.S. universities and other eligible organizations for graduate student-designed and performed research projects that contribute to SMD’s science, technology and exploration goals. Details on the solicitation (NNH19ZDA001N-FINESST)can be found by clicking here. Proposals to FINESST are due by February 4, 2020.

Potential proposers who wish to participate in the optional pre-proposal teleconference December 2, 2019 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time may (no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start time) call 1-888-324-3185 (U.S.-only Toll Free) or 1-630-395-0272 (U.S. Toll) and use Participant Passcode: 8018549.

Restrictions may prevent the use of a toll-free number from a mobile or free-phone or from telephones outside the U.S. For U.S. TTY-equipped callers or other types of relay service no earlier than 30 minutes before the start of the teleconference, call 711 and provide the same conference call number/passcode.

Email any teleconference agenda suggestions and questions by November 25, 2019. Afterwards, questions and responses, with identifying information removed, will be posted on the NSPIRES page for FINESST under “other documents”