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Call to the Biological and Physical Sciences Community White Papers: Research Campaign

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Call to the Biological and Physical Sciences Decadal Community White Papers

Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences Research in Space 2023-2032
Community White Papers and Consent Form
 Research Campaign White Papers

Submissions are now closed for  Research Campaign White Papers.
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Detailed information on the content and preparation of white papers for the BPS Decadal Survey appear in the Call to the Biological and Physical Sciences in Space Community for White Papers. Please read and follow those instructions carefully. 

The information below provides additional instructions for submitting Research Campaign white papers to the National Academies. Instructions for submitting Topical white papers are available separately at

Please complete all the fields below. You must complete this form for each white paper you submit to ensure that the paper will be considered by the survey committee and posted as part of the survey project. You may submit multiple white papers. Please note that all submitted white papers will be made public via the Biological and Physical Sciences Research in Space Survey website.

Your white paper submission will be posted publicly and may not include ITAR restricted data or other sensitive materials.

 Additional information on the BPS decadal survey is available at the Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences Research in Space website

Research Campaign White papers are due no later than Thursday, December 23, 2021.
1. Principal Author
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2. What topics are addressed in your Research Campaign White Paper (pick no more than 2) *This question is required.
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