SOFIA is pleased to invite proposals for SOFIA Archival Research Programs (SARP), aimed at encouraging the use of SOFIA archival observations for impactful science.

This program will fund archival research projects primarily using SOFIA data to encourage the use of available SOFIA archival data in the Infrared Science Archive (IRSA). Two distinct types of proposals for the archival research program are solicited in this round:

  • Regular Proposals - Large programs funded at up to $175,000 per year, or more in exceptional cases. Regular Proposals may request funds for up to two years.
  • Small Proposals - Targeted programs funded at up to $50,000-$75,000. Small Proposals may request funds for up to one year.

This call is open to all qualified astronomers affiliated with a U.S. institution, and complements the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program (ADAP) under the NASA Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) solicitation. Proposals are due July 8, 2022Learn more here.