The Heliophysics Guest Investigators Open Program and the cross-cutting Habitable Worlds Program will be implementing dual-anonymous review as a pilot program in ROSES 2020. Potential proposers are invited to an informational meeting at the fall AGU meeting in San Francisco on how to write anonymized proposals. The meeting will be held on December 12, 2019, at the Parc 55 Hotel Cyril Magnin I/II at 12:30 pm. There will be a short presentation followed by Q&A.

Motivated by a successful study conducted for the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is conducting the pilot program in ROSES 2020 to evaluate proposals using dual-anonymous peer review. Under this system, not only are proposers unaware of the identity of the members on the review panel, but the reviewers do not have explicit knowledge of the identities of the proposing team. Step-1 and Step-2 proposals will continue to be submitted via NSPIRES. Proposers must fill in all required information on the cover pages: any identifying information will be automatically redacted by NASA in the copy provided to reviewers. Both the Step-2 abstract and the Step-2 proposal will need to be anonymized.

SMD is strongly committed to ensuring that the review of proposals is performed in an equitable and fair manner that reduces the impacts of any unconscious biases.

For questions please contact Mona Kessel at