Whitepaper #210 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: other programmatic; research tools and infrastructure.
Small-grants programs play a vital role in Heliophysics research. They are a modest investment with a huge scientific payoff. We therefore recommend that existing NASA programs like Heliophysics Supporting Research (HSR), Heliophysics Guest Investigator (HGI), and Heliophysics Technology and Instrument Development for Science (HTIDeS) be greatly expanded.