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Mars 2020 Participating Scientist Program


NASA's Mars Exploration Program has released a Research Announcement soliciting applications from the international community for its Mars 2020 (M2020) Participating Scientist (PS) Program. Individuals selected through this process will join the Mars mission science team, and will conduct new investigations that broaden and/or complement the funded Principal-Investigator-led investigations.

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) encourages qualified Canadian scientists to submit applications to NASA's Research Announcement.

NASA will conduct the technical peer review of applications and make the final selections. Canadian scientists selected will be invited to submit a proposal to the CSA to support their participation.


Canadian scientists can address their enquiries about this initiative to the CSA and request a letter indicating CSA's potential support for their proposal at

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