NASA peer-reviewed a total of 966 proposals that were submitted to the inaugural Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST19). Four funding divisions in the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) at NASA Headquarters: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics conducted/provided oversight for the peer review process. NASA Astrophysics FINESST-19 had a total of 188 proposals that were submitted and only 21 were selected.
Congratulations to Vince Estrada-Carpenter, graduate student in Texas A&M University Physics & Astronomy, for being selected and awarded Future Investigator (FI) in this program! Carpenter works with professor Casey Papovich on physics research. Their work is titled “Examining the Assembly History of the Universe Using Large Grism Datasets”.
Get more info on the program here: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?solId=%7B913A7DEE-2747-6539-130C-0AB1E2322F42%7D&path=future&method=init