Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

Fermi Guest Investigator Program

New for Cycle 10

The maximum budget cap for Regular proposals will be $60,000 per year. It is anticipated that the average Cycle-10 grant will be $55,000. The cap for Large Projects is now $150,000 per year with an average of $125,00 per year anticipated. We anticipate the selection of ~30-40 Regular proposals in addition to one to three Large proposals. For additional details please refer to the Fermi appendix to the 2016 ROSES NRA, and feel free to contact the Fermi Science Support Center help desk with any questions.

The previously offered two-year's duration support for programs selected under the "Regular" proposal category has been discontinued.

Joint Observation Programs

Multiwavelength observations made in conjunction with Fermi scientific investigations have the potential to enhance the scientific return of the mission and advance the field. The Fermi project has thus established a number of joint observation programs. The Fermi GI program can award optical, radio, X-ray or gamma-ray observations through Fermi's joint programs with NRAO, NOAO, Arecibo, VERITAS, and INTEGRAL. Note that only a single year of joint-program observations can be awarded through the Fermi GI Program regardless of the duration of awarded Fermi support. There are a number of important technical and policy details regarding these joint programs and prospective proposers are strongly encouraged to refer to the respective MOUs:

http://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov/ssc/proposals/veritas.html, and

Again, please note that the joint-observation programs awarded through Fermi are for one year only. We encourage all perspective proposers to consider taking advantage of these joint-program opportunities.

Important - Please Read

In recent proposal cycles about 2-5% of the submissions failed to comply with the formatting requirements that are clearly stated in the Fermi NRA, and reproduced below. Please avoid having your proposal be penalized or out-and-out rejected by following the straight forward and reasonable format requirements.

Excerpted from the Fermi NRA: "Proposals should be single-spaced, typewritten, English-language text, using one column, and using an easily read font size of 12-point or larger and no more than 15 characters per horizontal inch. No smaller font should be used in the subsections of the proposal, including references, however, figure captions can be in fonts as small as 10-point. In addition, the proposal shall have no more than 5.5 lines per inch of text. Pages should have at least one-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all sides. Proposals not conforming to the format above will be declared noncompliant and rejected without any further review."

Schedule for Fermi Cycle 10

Cycle-10 call for proposals (ROSES D.6) released October 13, 2016
Proposals Due February 24, 2017, 4:30 EST.
Proposal Peer Review April/May 2017
Stage-2 Proposal Solicitation June 2017
Final Selections Announced July 2017
Fermi Cycle 10 Begins August 4, 2017
Cycle-10 Grants issued ~Oct/Nov 2017