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Hydrologic Sciences (HS)


Name Email Phone Room
Thomas  Torgersen ttorgers@nsf.gov (703) 292-8549  785 N  
Wendy  Graham wegraham@nsf.gov (703) 292-7411  785 N  
Thomas  Burbey tburbey@nsf.gov (703) 292-8549  785 N  
David  Domanski ddomansk@nsf.gov (703) 292-4733  785 N  


Solicitation  15-558

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Henceforth, investigators can submit proposals to the Program at any time. Proposals submitted to other program solicitations, such as CAREER or EAR Post-Doctoral Fellowships, should continue to meet their respective deadlines.


The Hydrologic Sciences Program focuses on the fluxes of water in the environment that constitute the water cycle as well as the mass and energy transport function of the water cycle. The Program supports the study of processes from rainfall to runoff to infiltration and streamflow; evaporation and transpiration; the flow of water in soils and aquifers; and the transport of suspended, dissolved, and colloidal components. The Hydrologic Sciences Program retains a strong focus on linking fluxes of water and the components carried by water across boundaries between various interacting facets of the terrestrial system and the mechanisms by which these fluxes co-organize over a variety of timescales and/or alter fundamentals of water cycle interactions within the terrestrial system. The Program is also interested in how water interacts with the landscape and the ecosystem as well as how the water cycle and its coupled processes are altered by land use and climate. Studies may address physical, chemical, and biological processes that are coupled directly to water transport. Projects submitted to Hydrologic Sciences commonly involve expertise from basic sciences, engineering and mathematics; and proposals may require joint review with related programs. The Hydrologic Sciences Program will also consider synthesis projects.

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Chemical Oceanography

Continental Dynamics

EAR Education and Human Resources


Ecosystem Science

Physical and Dynamic Meteorology

Collaboration in Mathematical Geosciences

Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

Applied Mathematics

Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics

Geography and Spatial Sciences

Geomechanics & Geomaterials



What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program



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