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Community Input
 
Timeline for Calls for Input:
  • June 4 – APC white paper submission opens - changed from 12:01 am Eastern to 12:00 pm Eastern
  • July 10 – APC white papers due

 

Call for Activities, Projects, or State of the Profession Consideration -APC White Paper


There is an opportunity to submit an activity, project, or state of the profession consideration (APC) white paper to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey. Note that the APC white papers are distinct from the science-focused white papers that were due March 11, 2019. For activities and projects, the white paper should include key science goals and objectives, a technical overview, technology drivers, organizations or partnerships and current status, schedule, and cost estimates, as applicable. For state of the profession considerations, the white paper should include the key issue and an overview of its impact on the field, a strategic plan, organizations or partnerships and current status, schedule, and cost estimates, as applicable. A previously-submitted NOI is not required for this APC white paper submission. The window for submission of APC white papers is between 12:00 pm Eastern, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 and 05:00 pm Eastern Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Further details, including guidelines and formatting instructions is provided below.(updated 6/3/2019)
 
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Call for Science Whitepapers (CLOSED)

Thank you for your input.Community input is essential to the decadal survey process. The window for submission of science white papers was between 12:01am Eastern, Monday, January 7, 2019 and 05:00pm Eastern Monday, March 11, 2019.

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For your convenience, a template for formatting your white paper was provided.
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Using the template was not required.
 
All of the science papers from Astro2010 may be viewed on the Astro2010 project page.
 

 

Notice of intent to submit white papers on activities, projects, or state of the profession considerations to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey (CLOSED)

To aid in survey preparation and to ensure that the Astro2020 decadal survey committee and panels have the necessary expertise, the decadal survey requested short notices of future intent (NOIs) to submit white papers on activities, projects, or state of the profession considerations, referred to as APC white papers. We requested that you submit a very short NOI By March 20, 2019, if you planned to submit a white paper on an activity, project, or state of the profession consideration. Note that the APC white papers are distinct from the science-focused white papers that were due March 11, 2019. An NOI is not required for future APC white paper submission, but it was strongly encouraged to help facilitate decadal planning. We requested that only one NOI be submitted per APC team. Submissions were accepted February 11-March 20, 2019.
 
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Request for Information (CLOSED)

The National Academy of Sciences requested information regarding research support for a study entitled Independent Technical, Risk, and Cost Evaluation (TRACE) for the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey (Astro2020). (Formerly known as Cost and Technical Evaluation (CATE), the name is updated to better reflect the risk-based nature of the evaluation.) NAS invited all interested responders to submit a written responses between February 25- March 15, 2019. Thank you for your input, the RFI is now closed.

 


 
Call for Nominations for Survey Committee and Panels (CLOSED)

Thank you for your nominations to help identify qualified members of both the survey committee and future scientific and programmatic panels. Your valuable input was received December 20-February 5, 2019 and the committee formation process has begun. The submission form is now closed and we are no longer accepting nominations.
 
 
Please send questions to astro2020@nas.edu