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NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships  (AAPF)

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Name Email Phone Room
Joan  Schmelz jschmelz@nsf.gov (703) 292-4910  1045 S  

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  11-559

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR 200). Please be advised that the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  October 14, 2015

Second Wednesday in October, Annually Thereafter

SYNOPSIS

NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships provide an opportunity for highly qualified, recent doctoral scientists to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. Fellows may engage in observational, instrumental, theoretical, laboratory or archival data research in any area of astronomy or astrophysics, in combination with a coherent educational plan for the duration of the fellowship. The program supports researchers for a period of up to three years with fellowships that may be taken to eligible host institution(s) of their choice. The program is intended to recognize early-career investigators of significant potential and to provide them with experience in research and education that will establish them in positions of distinction and leadership in the community. 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

This program provides educational opportunities for  Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows . Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.

RELATED URLS

How to Apply Instructions for NSF AAPF Proposal Submissions

Guidelines for Prospective Host Institutions and Sponsoring Scientists

REVISIONS AND UPDATES

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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