SSERVICAN-3 NNH18ZDA018C invites the submission of multi-institutional team-based proposals for research as participating members of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). Proposals must clearly articulate an innovative research program addressing basic and/or applied research fundamental to understanding the nature of the Moon, Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs), the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, and the near space environments of these bodies, to enable eventual human exploration of these destinations.

While SSERVI will continue to support research addressing potential human exploration destinations, given 1) the Administration’s focus on returning to the Moon and 2) opportunities to be provided by the commercial lunar industry, proposals that address these near-term lunar needs and opportunities will be given preference. Proposed research that complements current CAN-2 Institute Teams, and/or addresses important research areas not currently covered in the
Institute, will be given strong consideration; see:

Step-1 proposals due: 11:59 PM Eastern Time October 19, 2018
Step-2 proposals due: 11:59 PM Eastern Time December 18, 2018