USRA offers Internal Research and Development funds for further investigations and developments for its scientists. These IRAD funds allow for exploration of concepts and ideas consistent with USRA’s core values, purpose, and mission. This year, thirteen proposals from across all USRA institutes and programs were submitted and reviewed by an internal panel; subsequently, recommendations were forwarded to the Senior Vice President of Science and the Senior Vice President of Technology R&D. This year, the following GESTAR scientists received funding for their proposals:
Congratulations to these awardees! For those interested in future opportunities, note that the IRAD funds are aligned with the fiscal years and a call for proposals likely will be circulated company-wide in summer 2020.
NASA Planet Hunter (TESS) Find its 1st Earth-size Habitable-zone World (Engelmann-Suissa lead of modeling team)
New Technique may give NASA's JWST a Way to Quickly Identify Planets with Oxygen (paper led by Fauchez)
Korkin featured in Goddard People Profile
Congratulations, GESTAR USRA IRAD Awardees
Lange's Research Highlighted by NASA EarthData