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CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY (CEBIC) AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Description
Cebic's research program addresses many interrelated, molecular-level questions regarding the fate and function of trace metals in aquatic systems, particularly marine systems.

Contacts

Organization(s)
Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)

Deadline(s)

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



CHEMISTRY RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION AND FACILITIES

Description

The Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities (CRIF) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) provides funds to research institutions and consortia thereof for the purchase of multi-user instruments and for the establishment and support of multi-user research facilities in the chemical sciences. This Program is structured to enable the National Science Foundation, through its Division of Chemistry, to respond to a variety of needs for infrastructure to undergird advanced research and education in chemistry. The NSF Division of Chemistry supports education and research activities in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, materials, and surface chemistry. Instrumentation for related fields of research is provided through other NSF programs. 

NOTE:  The CRIF program is temporarily suspended.

Contacts
Carlos Murillo   cmurillo@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Chemistry (CHE)
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Deadline Date: July 14, 2003
Further Info: Multiuser Instrument Acquisition

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 13, 2003
Further Info: Instrument Development

Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: December 2, 2002
Further Info: Regional or National User Facility

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: June 2, 2003
Further Info: Regional or National User Facility

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



CHEMISTRY SPECIAL PROJECTS OFFICE

Description
Office of Special Projects supports or coordinates the support for most of the infrastructure programs and activities with which the Division of Chemistry is involved. Priority is given to projects that broaden participation of under- represented groups and effectively integrate research and education.

Contacts

Organization(s)
Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)

Deadline(s)

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS

Description

The Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) program supports research leading to the engineering of infrastructure systems for resilience and sustainability without excluding other key performance issues.  Areas of interest include intra- and inter-physical, information and behavioral dependencies of infrastructure systems, infrastructure management, construction engineering, and transportation systems.  Special emphasis is on the design, construction, operation, and improvement of infrastructure networks with a focus on systems engineering and design, performance management, risk analysis, life-cycle analysis, modeling and simulation, behavioral and social considerations not excluding other methodological areas or the integration of methods.

This program does not encourage research proposals primarily focused on structural engineering, materials or sensors that support infrastructure system design, extreme event modeling, hydrological engineering, and climate modeling, since they do not fall within the scope of the CIS program. Researchers focused in these areas are encouraged to contact the Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events (IMEE), Geotechnical Engineering (GTE), Hazard Mitigation and Structural Engineering (HSME), Structural Materials and Mechanics (SMM), or the Sensors and Sensing Systems (SSS) program within CMMI. Additionally, researchers may consider contacting the Hydrologic Sciences program in the Earth Sciences Division (EAR) or the Physical and Dynamic Meteorology (PDM) program in the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Division (AGS) of the Directorate for Geosciences.

Contacts
Konstantinos Triantis   ktrianti@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: February 1 through February 15, Effective 2014 to 2028

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2008 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2007 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2010 to 2015

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2011 to 2025

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through September 15, Effective 2014 to 2028

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2025 through September 15, 2025

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2026 through September 15, 2026

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2027 through September 15, 2027

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2028 through September 15, 2028

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2015 through February 17, 2015

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2016 through February 16, 2016

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2017 through February 15, 2017

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2018 through February 15, 2018

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2019 through February 15, 2019

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2020 through February 18, 2020

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2021 through February 15, 2021

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2022 through February 15, 2022

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2023 through February 15, 2023

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2024 through February 15, 2024

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2025 through February 17, 2025

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2026 through February 16, 2026

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2027 through February 15, 2027

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2028 through February 15, 2028

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2009 through October 1, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2010 through October 1, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2008 through February 15, 2008

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2009 through February 15, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2010 through February 15, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2011 through February 15, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2012 through February 15, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2013 through February 15, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2014 through February 15, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2012 through October 1, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2013 through October 1, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2006 through March 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2006 through October 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2007 through October 1, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2007 through February 15, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2014 through February 19, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2015 through September 15, 2015

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2016 through September 15, 2016

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2017 through September 15, 2017

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2018 through September 17, 2018

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2019 through September 16, 2019

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2020 through September 15, 2020

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2021 through September 15, 2021

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2022 through September 15, 2022

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2023 through September 15, 2023

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2024 through September 16, 2024

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



COMMUNICATIONS, CIRCUITS, AND SENSING-SYSTEMS

Description

The Integrative, Hybrid and Complex Systems (IHCS) program supports innovative research in areas that integrate device concepts and systems principles in the design, development and implementation of new nano/micro/macro hybrid and complex systems with engineering solutions for domain specific applications. Hybrid systems incorporating both continuous and discrete representations are of increasing interest in the study of distributed networks. Proposals are sought that address fundamental research issues associated with modeling, design, simulation and development of engineering systems with applications in telecommunications, homeland security, biotechnology and manufacturing. Examples include:

  1. Miniature implantable devices that combine sensors, actuators, computational algorithms and microcircuits for biomedical applications ranging from drug delivery to microsurgery;
  2. Wireless networks of handheld or wearable computing devices that incorporate microsystem transmitters, receivers, antennas and sensors, and constitute a complex distributed network with high bandwidth and high information-transfer rates;
  3. Optoelectronic and photonic integrated circuits, scalable in density and functionality, for chip-based wavelength division multiplexing;
  4. Power grids and systems designed to be reliable, efficient and environmentally sustainable;
  5. Control methods for image-guided therapy and surgery; and
  6. Cyberengineering systems that integrate the physical layer (devices,sensors) with the informational layer (communication networks, computational intelligence, decision/control) to optimize the performance of distributed systems. Such integrative systems offer new challenges in basic research and promise for future applications.

Proposals for the Integrative, Hybrid and Complex Systems program may involve collaborative research among investigators to capture the breadth of expertise needed for such multidisciplinary integrative activities. Areas of opportunity are announced and updated on the ECS Division home page. In addition, researchers are invited to propose, and are encouraged to discuss, with the IHCS Program Directors, potential innovative systems and associated areas of research.

Areas of current interest include: hybrid and complex systems at the nano, micro and macro scales. Some of the technology areas include:

  • Machine Intelligent Systems
  • System-on-a-Chip
  • System-in-a-package
  • Organic and Silicon-based Hybrid Systems
  • Quantum Information Systems
  • Optical and Wireless Communications Systems
  • Cyberengineering Systems

Integrative, Hybrid and Complex Systems Program Directors:

Dr. Vittal S. Rao: Integrative Nano and Micro Systems; Complex Dynamical Systems; Machine Intelligent Systems; Cyberengineering Systems

Dr. Leda Lunardi: Wireless and Optical Communications Systems; Mixed Signal Technologies

Contacts
George Haddad   ghaddad@nsf.gov
Leda Lunardi   llunardi@nsf.gov
Vittal Rao   vrao@nsf.gov
Zhi Tian   ztian@nsf.gov
Mona Zaghloul   mzaghlou@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS)
Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: January 7 through February 7, Effective 2007 to 2010

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, Effective 2007 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 7 through October 7, Effective 2007 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 7 through February 7, Effective 2007 to 2010

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, Effective 2008 to 2010
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Full Proposal — Window: September 7 through October 7, Effective 2010 to 2010

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, Effective 2010 to 2011

Full Proposal — Window: September 7 through October 7, Effective 2011 to 2025

Full Proposal — Window: January 7 through February 7, Effective 2011 to 2025

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, Effective 2012 to 2025
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Full Proposal — Window: October 1 through November 1, Effective 2012 to 2025

Full Proposal — Window: September 7, 2008 through October 7, 2008

Full Proposal — Window: September 7, 2009 through October 7, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: January 7, 2008 through February 7, 2008

Full Proposal — Window: January 7, 2009 through February 7, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2013 through November 8, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: January 7, 2010 through February 7, 2010

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2009
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: January 7, 2012 through February 7, 2012

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2022
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2023
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2024
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2025
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2013
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2014
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2015
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2016
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2017
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2018
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2019
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2020
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2021
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2014 through November 3, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2015 through November 2, 2015

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2016 through November 1, 2016

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2017 through November 1, 2017

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2018 through November 1, 2018

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2019 through November 1, 2019

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2020 through November 2, 2020

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2021 through November 1, 2021

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2022 through November 1, 2022

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2023 through November 1, 2023

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2024 through November 1, 2024

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2025 through November 3, 2025

Full Proposal — Window: September 7, 2006 through October 7, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: January 7, 2007 through February 7, 2007

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



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EARTH SCIENCES: INSTRUMENTATION AND FACILITIES

Description

The Instrumentation and Facilities Program in the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR/IF) supports meritorious requests within and across Earth science disciplines. EAR/IF will consider proposals for:

1) Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment that will advance laboratory and field investigations, and student training opportunities in the Earth sciences;

2) Development of New Instrumentation, Analytical Techniques or Software that will extend current research and research training capabilities in the Earth sciences;

3) Support of National or Regional Multi-User Facilities that will make complex and expensive instruments or systems of instruments broadly available to the Earth sciences research and student communities;

4) Support of Research Technicians who will provide for optimal and efficient operation of advanced instrumentation, analytical protocol development, and user training for Earth science research instrumentation;

(5) Development of Cyberinfrastructure for the Earth Sciences (Geoinformatics) that will enable transformative advances in Earth science research and education through novel application, development or adaptation of information technologies.

Planned research uses of requested instruments must include basic research on solid-Earth and surface-Earth processes.

Support is available through grants or cooperative agreements awarded in response to investigator-initiated proposals. Human resource development and education are expected to be an integral part of all proposals submitted to EAR/IF. Proposals requesting equipment, infrastructure or personnel that will serve disciplines outside the Earth sciences may be jointly reviewed with other programs within the Foundation. EAR/IF will consider co-funding of projects with other NSF programs.

Contacts
Brian Dawson   bdawson@nsf.gov
David Lambert   dlambert@nsf.gov
Jonathan Wynn   jwynn@nsf.gov
Russell Kelz   rkelz@nsf.gov
Thomas Boyd   tjboyd@nsf.gov
Brian Dawson   bdawson@nsf.gov
David Lambert   dlambert@nsf.gov
David Lambert   dlambert@nsf.gov
Russell Kelz   rkelz@nsf.gov
Russell Kelz   rkelz@nsf.gov
Thomas Boyd   tjboyd@nsf.gov
Brian Dawson   bdawson@nsf.gov
Thomas Boyd   tjboyd@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Target Date: Proposals for Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment will not be accepted until July 26, 2012. Post July 26, 2012, proposals for Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment will be accepted at any time.
Further Info: Proposals for Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment will not be accepted until July 26, 2012. Post July 26, 2012, proposals for Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment will be accepted at any time.

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 16, Effective 2004 to 2006
Further Info: All proposals except equipment acquisition and instrument and technique development

Full Proposal — Target Date: July 16, Effective 2004 to 2006
Further Info: All proposals

Further Info: Proposals may ONLY be submitted for: Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment; Development of New Instrumentation, Analytical Techniques or Software; Support of National or Regional Multi-User Facilities; and Support of Research Technicians

Further Info: Proposals may ONLY be submitted for: Support of National or Regional Multi-User Facilities; Support of Research Technicians; and Development of Cyberinfrastructure for the Earth Sciences (Geoinformatics)



Further Info: Geoinformatics Proposals will only be accepted at the July Target Date in odd years




Further Info: All proposal categories

Further Info: All proposal categories except new Equipment Acquisition

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 16, 2005
Further Info: All proposals except equipment acquisition and instrument and technique development

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 16, 2006
Further Info: All proposals except equipment acquisition and instrument and technique development

Full Proposal — Target Date: July 16, 2005
Further Info: All proposals

Full Proposal — Target Date: July 16, 2006
Further Info: All proposals

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 8, 2006
Further Info: Proposals may ONLY be submitted for: Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment; Development of New Instrumentation, Analytical Techniques or Software; Support of National or Regional Multi-User Facilities; and Support of Research Technicians

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 8, 2007
Further Info: Proposals may ONLY be submitted for: Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment; Development of New Instrumentation, Analytical Techniques or Software; Support of National or Regional Multi-User Facilities; and Support of Research Technicians

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 8, 2007
Further Info: Proposals may ONLY be submitted for: Support of National or Regional Multi-User Facilities; Support of Research Technicians; and Development of Cyberinfrastructure for the Earth Sciences (Geoinformatics)

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 8, 2008
Further Info: Proposals may ONLY be submitted for: Support of National or Regional Multi-User Facilities; Support of Research Technicians; and Development of Cyberinfrastructure for the Earth Sciences (Geoinformatics)

Full Proposal — Target Date: September 13, 2007

Full Proposal — Target Date: September 11, 2008

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 20, 2008

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 19, 2009

Full Proposal — Target Date: July 9, 2008
Further Info: Geoinformatics Proposals will only be accepted at the July Target Date in odd years

Full Proposal — Target Date: July 8, 2009
Further Info: Geoinformatics Proposals will only be accepted at the July Target Date in odd years

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 11, 2009

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 10, 2010

Full Proposal — Target Date: July 14, 2010

Full Proposal — Target Date: July 13, 2011

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 9, 2011

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 8, 2012

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 23, 2009

Full Proposal — Target Date: July 18, 2011
Further Info: All proposal categories

Full Proposal — Target Date: July 16, 2012
Further Info: All proposal categories

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 8, 2012
Further Info: All proposal categories except new Equipment Acquisition

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 13, 2013
Further Info: All proposal categories except new Equipment Acquisition

Full Proposal — Accepted Anytime
Further Info: Proposals for the Development of New Instrumentation, Analytical Techniques or Software, Support of National or Regional Multi-User Facilities and Support for Early Career Investigators will be accepted at any time henceforth.

Full Proposal — Accepted Anytime

Announcement(s)
Announcement: NSF 11-544

Additional Information



ELECTRONICS, PHOTONICS, AND MAGNETIC DEVICES

Description

The Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) Program seeks to improve the fundamental understanding of devices and components based on the principles of micro- and nano-electronics, optics and photonics, optoelectronics, magnetics, electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena. The program enables discovery and innovation advancing the frontiers of nanoelectronics, spin electronics, molecular and organic electronics, bioelectronics, biomagnetics, non-silicon electronics, and flexible electronics. The Optics & Photonics component of EPMD supports research and engineering efforts leading to significant advances in novel optical sources and photodetectors, optical communication devices, photonic integrated circuits, single-photon quantum devices, and nanophotonics. Related areas of interest include novel optical imaging and sensing applications and solar cell photovoltaics. The Electronics & Magnetic component of EPMD addresses advances in energy-efficient electronics, sensors, low-noise, power electronics, and mixed signal devices. EPMD supports related topics in quantum devices and novel electromagnetic materials-based device solutions from DC to high-frequency, millimeter-wave and THz, monolithic integrated circuits built with them, and electromagnetic effects, components needed for communications, telemedicine, and other wireless applications. Wide bandgap semiconductor devices, device design, processing and characterization, as well as metamaterial and plasmonic based devices are of interest.   Novel electronic, photonic and magnetic devices with organic, inorganic or hybrid materials on conformable or transparent substrates are also of interest, as are carbon-based and emerging 2D atomic-layered materials for electronic, photonic, magnetic, energy harvesting and other related device application areas.  Interest extends to novel ideas for next generation of memory devices.

The program supports cooperative efforts with the semiconductor industry on new nanoelectronics concepts beyond the scaling limits of silicon technology. EPMD additionally emphasizes emerging areas of diagnostic, wearable and implantable devices, and supports manipulation and real-time measurement with nanoscale precision through new approaches to imaging and metrology.

Proposals for the EPMD program may involve collaborative research to capture the breadth of expertise needed for such multidisciplinary integrative activities. ECCS will consider supporting a limited number of small team proposals of three or more investigators from different disciplines and/or universities.

Areas of interest include:

Usha Varshney

  • Bioelectronics and Biomagnetics Devices
  • Magnetics, Spin Electronics and Quantum Devices
  • Sensor Device Technologies
  • Next Generation Memories

Dimitris Pavlidis

  • Microwave/mm-Wave/THz Devices & Components, Electromagnetic Effects and Components based on them
  • Nanoelectronics & Next Generation Devices, Semiconductor Material - Device Interaction and Reliability
  • Widebandgap Semiconductors and Devices, Circuits, Device/Circuit Simulation & Modeling
    Electromagnetic Propagation and Scattering
  • Metamaterial and Plasmonic-Based Devices  & Components

Anupama Kaul

  • Flexible, Printed and Organic Electronics & Photonics
  • Carbon-based Electronics
  • Beyond” graphene 2D materials and devices
  • Nano-electronics and Energy-Efficient electronics

Optics and Photonics Group (Mahmoud Fallahi & Dominique Dagenais)

  • Nanophotonics, Metamaterials & Plamonics
  • Advanced Optical Sources & Photo-detectors
  • Nonlinear & Ultrafast Photonics
  • Photonics Integrated Circuits
  • Optical Communication Components
  • Single-photon and Quantum Devices
  • Optical Imaging & Sensing
  • Solar Cells & Photovoltaic Components 

Quantum, Molecular and High Performance Modeling and Simulation for Devices and Systems (QMHP) (Paul Werbos/EPCN)

Contacts
Usha Varshney   uvarshne@nsf.gov
Dominique Dagenais   ddagenai@nsf.gov
Dimitris Pavlidis   dpavlidi@nsf.gov
Mahmoud Fallahi   mfallahi@nsf.gov
Anupama Kaul   akaul@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Deadline(s)
Supplement — Target Date: April 1, Effective 2012 to 2025
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Full Proposal — Window: January 7 through February 7, Effective 2010 to 2010

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, Effective 2010 to 2011

Full Proposal — Window: January 7 through February 7, Effective 2011 to 2025

Full Proposal — Window: September 7 through October 7, Effective 2011 to 2025

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, Effective 2007 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 7 through February 7, Effective 2008 to 2010

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, Effective 2007 to 2007
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, Effective 2008 to 2010
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Full Proposal — Window: September 7 through October 7, Effective 2007 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 7 through October 7, Effective 2010 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: October 1 through November 1, Effective 2012 to 2025

Supplement — Target Date: April 1, 2017
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Target Date: April 1, 2018
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Target Date: April 1, 2019
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Target Date: April 1, 2020
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Target Date: April 1, 2021
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Target Date: April 1, 2022
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Target Date: April 1, 2023
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Target Date: April 1, 2024
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Target Date: April 1, 2025
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Target Date: April 1, 2013
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Target Date: April 1, 2014
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Target Date: April 1, 2015
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Target Date: April 1, 2016
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Full Proposal — Window: September 7, 2006 through October 7, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: January 7, 2007 through February 7, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: September 7, 2009 through October 7, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: January 7, 2009 through February 7, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: January 7, 2009 through February 7, 2009

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: January 7, 2012 through February 7, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: January 7, 2009 through February 7, 2009

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2009
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Full Proposal — Window: September 7, 2008 through October 7, 2008

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2013 through November 8, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2014 through November 3, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2015 through November 2, 2015

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2016 through November 1, 2016

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2017 through November 1, 2017

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2018 through November 1, 2018

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2019 through November 1, 2019

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2020 through November 2, 2020

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2021 through November 1, 2021

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2022 through November 1, 2022

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2023 through November 1, 2023

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2024 through November 1, 2024

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2025 through November 3, 2025

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



ENERGY, POWER, CONTROL AND NETWORKS

Description

Recent advances in communications, computation, and sensing technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for the design of cyber-physical systems with increased responsiveness, interconnectivity and automation. To meet new challenges and societal needs, the Energy, Power, Control and Networks (EPCN) Program invests in systems and control methods for analysis and design of cyber-physical systems to ensure stability, performance, robustness, and security. Topics of interest include modeling, optimization, learning, and control of networked multi-agent systems, higher-level decision making, and dynamic resource allocation as well as risk management in the presence of uncertainty, sub-system failures and stochastic disturbances. EPCN also invests in adaptive dynamic programing, brain-like networked architectures performing real-time learning, and neuromorphic engineering. EPCN supports innovative proposals dealing with systems research in such areas as energy, transportation, and nanotechnology. EPCN places emphasis on electric power systems, including generation, transmission, storage, and integration of renewables; power electronics and drives; battery management systems; hybrid and electric vehicles; and understanding of the interplay of power systems with associated regulatory and economic structures and with consumer behavior. Also of interest are interdependencies of power and energy systems with other critical infrastructures. Topics of interest include energy scavenging and alternate energy technologies such as solar, wind, and hydrokinetic. The program also supports innovative tools and test beds, as well as curriculum development integrating research and education. In addition to single investigator projects, EPCN encourages cross-disciplinary proposals that benefit from active collaboration of researchers with complementary skills.

Proposals for the EPCN program may involve collaborative research to capture the breadth of expertise needed for such multidisciplinary integrative activities. ECCS will consider supporting a limited number of small team proposals of three or more Investigators from different disciplines and/or universities.

Areas covered by the EPCN Group (Abed, Baheti, and Werbos):

  • Control Theory and Hybrid Dynamical Systems
  • Networked Multi-agent Systems
  • Cyber Physical Systems Modeling and Control
  • System Theory for Biology and Medicine; Modeling of the Brain
  • Control and Optimization in Buildings, Transportation, and Robotics
  • Adaptive and Intelligent Systems; Neural Networks
  • Energy Harvesting, Storage Devices and Systems
  • Solar and Wind Energy and Integration of Renewables with Grid
  • Monitoring, Protection and Cyber Security of Power Grid
  • Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines
  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles; Integration with Grid
  • Policy, Economics, Consumer Behavior and the Power Grid
  • Quantum, Molecular and High Performance Modeling and Simulation for Devices and Systems (QMHP) (Paul Werbos)

Contacts
Eyad Abed   eabed@nsf.gov
Radhakishan Baheti   rbaheti@nsf.gov
Paul Werbos   pwerbos@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: September 7 through October 7, Effective 2011 to 2025

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, Effective 2012 to 2025
Further Info: REU/RET Supplement

Full Proposal — Window: October 1 through November 1, Effective 2012 to 2025

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, Effective 2007 to 2009

Full Proposal — Window: September 7 through October 7, Effective 2007 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 7 through February 7, Effective 2008 to 2010

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, Effective 2008 to 2010
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Full Proposal — Window: September 7 through October 7, Effective 2010 to 2010

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, Effective 2010 to 2011

Full Proposal — Window: January 7 through February 7, Effective 2011 to 2025

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2024
Further Info: REU/RET Supplement

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2025
Further Info: REU/RET Supplement

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2013
Further Info: REU/RET Supplement

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2014
Further Info: REU/RET Supplement

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2015
Further Info: REU/RET Supplement

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2016
Further Info: REU/RET Supplement

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2017
Further Info: REU/RET Supplement

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2018
Further Info: REU/RET Supplement

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2019
Further Info: REU/RET Supplement

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2020
Further Info: REU/RET Supplement

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2021
Further Info: REU/RET Supplement

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2022
Further Info: REU/RET Supplement

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2023
Further Info: REU/RET Supplement

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2015 through November 2, 2015

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2016 through November 1, 2016

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2017 through November 1, 2017

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2018 through November 1, 2018

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2019 through November 1, 2019

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2020 through November 2, 2020

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2021 through November 1, 2021

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2022 through November 1, 2022

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2023 through November 1, 2023

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2024 through November 1, 2024

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2025 through November 3, 2025

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2014 through November 3, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: September 7, 2008 through October 7, 2008

Full Proposal — Window: September 7, 2009 through October 7, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: January 7, 2009 through February 7, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: January 7, 2010 through February 7, 2010

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2009
Further Info: REU/RET Supplements

Supplement — Deadline Date: April 1, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: January 7, 2012 through February 7, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: September 7, 2006 through October 7, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: January 7, 2007 through February 7, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: October 1, 2013 through November 8, 2013

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTERS

Description

Engineering Research Centers (ERC) focus on the definition, fundamental understanding, development, and validation of the technologies needed to realize a well-defined class of engineered systems with the potential to spawn whole new industries or radically transform the product lines, processing technologies, or service delivery methodologies of current industries. ERC faculty, students and industry partners integrate discovery and learning in an interdisciplinary environment that reflects the complexities and realities of real-world technology. This environment adds an integrative dimension that is enabled by the critical size of ERCs. ERC innovations in research and education are expected to impact curricula at all levels from precollege to life-long learning and to be disseminated to and beyond academic and industry partners. ERCs fulfill NSF's strategic goal to increase the diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce by including all members of society regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender in all aspects of the centers' activities.  Because ERCs play critical roles in academe by integrating research, education, diversity, outreach, and industrial collaboration, NSF views ERCs as change agents for academic engineering programs and the engineering community at large. The absence of a compelling strategy for achieving demonstrable impact in any one of these areas is sufficient reason to deny funding.

 

Contacts
Carole Read   cread@nsf.gov
Deborah Jackson   djackson@nsf.gov
Keith Roper   kroper@nsf.gov
Lynn Preston   lpreston@nsf.gov
Sharon Middledorf   smiddled@nsf.gov
Lynn Preston   lpreston@nsf.gov
Deborah Jackson   djackson@nsf.gov
Deborah Jackson   djackson@nsf.gov
Esther Bolding   ebolding@nsf.gov
Barbara Kenny   bkenny@nsf.gov
Barbara Kenny   bkenny@nsf.gov
Bruce Kramer   bkramer@nsf.gov
Bruce Kramer   bkramer@nsf.gov
Carole Read   cread@nsf.gov
Shalika Walton   swalton@nsf.gov
Vilas Mujumdar   vmujumda@nsf.gov
Mary Poats   mpoats@nsf.gov
Shalika Walton   swalton@nsf.gov
Vilas Mujumdar   vmujumda@nsf.gov
Esther Bolding   ebolding@nsf.gov
Marshall Horner   mhorner@nsf.gov
Sohi Rastegar   srastega@nsf.gov
Keith Roper   kroper@nsf.gov
Sohi Rastegar   srastega@nsf.gov
Mary Poats   mpoats@nsf.gov
Win Aung   waung@nsf.gov
Darlene Suggs   dsuggs@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Engineering Education and Centers (EEC)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Deadline(s)
Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: November 8, 2004

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: June 16, 2005
Further Info: By Invitation Only

Letter of Intent — Deadline Date: September 10, 2004

Letter of Intent — Deadline Date: March 15, 2002

Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: May 15, 2002

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: December 3, 2002

Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: May 3, 2007

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: December 10, 2007
Further Info: Invited Full Proposals

Letter of Intent — Deadline Date: February 2, 2007

Letter of Intent — Deadline Date: May 15, 2009

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: February 9, 2010
Further Info: For Invited Non-energy Topic Full Proposals

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: May 5, 2010
Further Info: For Invited Sustainable Energy Topic Full Proposals

Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: July 15, 2009

Letter of Intent — Deadline Date: April 15, 2011
Further Info: (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time)

Letter of Intent — Deadline Date: April 15, 2011
Further Info: (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time)

Letter of Intent — Deadline Date: July 15, 2011

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: September 16, 2011

Letter of Intent — Deadline Date: May 30, 2013

Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: July 30, 2013

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: February 12, 2014

Announcement(s)
Announcement: NSF 13-560

Additional Information



F

G

GEOSPACE FACILITIES

Description

The National Science Foundation supports four large incoherent-scatter radar facilities and the SuperDARN coherent scatter radar system. The incoherent-scatter radars are located along a longitudinal chain from Greenland to Peru. Each of the incoherent-scatter facilities is also equipped with powerful optical diagnostic instruments. The SuperDARN consists of a number of coherent-scatter HF radars in both the northern and southern hemispheres.

The major goal of Geospace Facilities (GF) is to promote basic research on the structure and dynamics of the Earth's upper atmosphere. Research efforts utilizing these facilities have strong links to the Aeronomy Program and the Magnetospheric Physics Program.

Contacts
Ruth Joel   rjoel@nsf.gov
Robert Robinson   rmrobins@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Accepted Anytime

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



H

I

IMPROVEMENTS IN FACILITIES, COMMUNICATIONS, AND EQUIPMENT AT BIOLOGICAL FIELD STATIONS AND MARINE LABORATORIES

Description
Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSMLs) are off-campus facilities for research and education conducted in the natural habitats of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. FSMLs support biological research and education by preserving access to study areas and organisms, by providing facilities and equipment in close proximity to those study areas, and by fostering an atmosphere of mutual scientific interest and collaboration in research and education. To fulfill these roles, FSMLs must offer modern laboratories and educational spaces, up-to-date equipment, appropriate personal accommodations for visiting scientists and students, and modern communications and data management systems for a broad array of users. In recognition of the importance of FSMLs in modern biology, NSF invites proposals that address these general goals of FSML improvement.

Contacts
Peter McCartney   biofsml@nsf.gov
Gerald Selzer   biofsml@nsf.gov
Kandace Binkley   biofsml@nsf.gov
David Campbell   dcampbel@nsf.gov
Peter McCartney   pmccartn@nsf.gov
  biofl@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI)
Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR)
Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)
Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

Deadline(s)

Further Info: annually thereafter



Full Proposal — Target Date: April 13, 2004

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 3, 2006

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 2, 2007

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 7, 2008

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 6, 2009

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 5, 2010

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 6, 2015
Further Info: annually thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 2, 2007
Further Info: annually thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 7, 2008
Further Info: annually thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 6, 2009
Further Info: annually thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 5, 2010
Further Info: annually thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 4, 2011
Further Info: annually thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 2, 2012
Further Info: annually thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 1, 2013
Further Info: annually thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: March 7, 2014
Further Info: annually thereafter

Full Proposal — Target Date: April 26, 2005

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: December 6, 2013

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: December 5, 2014

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: December 13, 2013

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: December 12, 2014

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 17, 2012

Announcement(s)
Announcement: NSF 12-505

Additional Information



INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT AND EXTREME EVENTS

Description
The IMEE program focuses on the impact of large-scale hazards on civil infrastructure and society and on related issues of preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery.  The program supports research to integrate multiple issues from engineering, social, behavioral, political, and economic sciences.  It supports fundamental research on the interdependence of civil infrastructure and society, development of sustainable infrastructures, and civil infrastructure vulnerability and risk reduction.

Contacts
Dennis Wenger   dwenger@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2008 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2007 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2011 to 2025

Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2010 to 2015

Full Proposal — Window: February 1 through February 15, Effective 2014 to 2028

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through September 15, Effective 2014 to 2028

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2006 through March 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2006 through October 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2007 through October 1, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2007 through February 15, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2009 through October 1, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2010 through October 1, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2008 through February 15, 2008

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2009 through February 15, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2010 through February 15, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2012 through October 1, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2013 through October 1, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2011 through February 15, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2012 through February 15, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2013 through February 15, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2014 through February 15, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2015 through February 17, 2015

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2016 through February 16, 2016

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2017 through February 15, 2017

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2018 through February 15, 2018

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2019 through February 15, 2019

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2020 through February 18, 2020

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2021 through February 15, 2021

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2022 through February 15, 2022

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2023 through February 15, 2023

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2024 through February 15, 2024

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2025 through February 17, 2025

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2026 through February 16, 2026

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2027 through February 15, 2027

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2028 through February 15, 2028

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2015 through September 15, 2015

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2016 through September 15, 2016

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2017 through September 15, 2017

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2018 through September 17, 2018

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2019 through September 16, 2019

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2020 through September 15, 2020

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2021 through September 15, 2021

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2022 through September 15, 2022

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2023 through September 15, 2023

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2024 through September 16, 2024

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2025 through September 15, 2025

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2026 through September 15, 2026

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2027 through September 15, 2027

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2028 through September 15, 2028

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



J

K

L

LOWER ATMOSPHERE OBSERVING FACILITIES

Description

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities (LAOF) Program oversees a portfolio of multi-user national facilities that are sponsored by NSF for use by the geosciences research community. Program management resides within AGS in the NCAR and Facilities Section (NFS) which provides a single point for coordination of planning and resources.

The LAOF program enables geoscience research through the provision of specialized facilities, instrumentation, and field support services necessary to carry out the scientific field work associated with investigations of a wide range of geophysical phenomena. The program is actively involved in decisions about the acquisition, operation, maintenance, upgrading and replacement of these facilities based on input from the scientific community. LAOF funding supports both the planning for scientific field programs (e.g., experimental design, operational plans, logistical support) and the actual deployment of NSF-sponsored facilities.

Contacts
Carolyn Walton   cwalton@nsf.gov
Linnea Avallone   lavallon@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Accepted Anytime

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



M

MATERIALS RESEARCH SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CENTER

Description
Supports interdisciplinary materials research and education while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. MRSECs require outstanding research quality and intellectual breadth, provide support for research infrastructure and flexibility in responding to new opportunities, and strongly emphasize the integration of research and education. These centers foster active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry, and they constitute a national network of university-based centers in materials research. MRSECs address problems of a scope or complexity requiring the advantages of scale and interdisciplinary interaction provided by a campus-based research center.

Contacts
Charles Bouldin   cbouldin@nsf.gov
Daniele Finotello   dfinotel@nsf.gov
Maija Kukla   mkukla@nsf.gov
Sean Jones   sljones@nsf.gov
Thomas Rieker   trieker@nsf.gov
Charles Bouldin   cbouldin@nsf.gov
Charles Ying   cying@nsf.gov
Thomas Rieker   trieker@nsf.gov
Charles Ying   cying@nsf.gov
Z. Charles Ying   cying@nsf.gov
Maxine Jefferson-Brown   mjeffers@nsf.gov
William Brittain   wbrittai@nsf.gov
Sean Jones   sljones@nsf.gov
William Daniels   wdaniels@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Materials Research (DMR)
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)

Deadline(s)
Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: September 8, 2004

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 24, 2005
Further Info: (by invitation only)

Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: September 5, 2007
Further Info: due by 5:00 PM proposer's local time

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 18, 2008

Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: September 1, 2010
Further Info: Center Preliminary Proposals

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 11, 2011
Further Info: Center Full Proposals

Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: September 3, 2010
Further Info: Team Preliminary Proposals

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 13, 2011
Further Info: Team Full Proposals

Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: August 26, 2013

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 10, 2014

Announcement(s)
Announcement: NSF 13-556

Additional Information



N

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH

Description

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is Federally Funded Research and Development Center, sponsored by NSF. NCAR is a focal point for research in the field of atmospheric sciences. NCAR is located in Boulder, Colorado, and has about 750 scientists and support personnel.

NCAR is managed under a cooperative agreement between the Foundation and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), a nonprofit consortium of 104 North American universities with graduate programs in atmospheric sciences.

Contacts
Sarah Ruth   sruth@nsf.gov
Bernard Grant   bgrant@nsf.gov
Linnea Avallone   lavallon@nsf.gov
Amanda (Manda) Adams   amadams@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

Deadline(s)

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



NATIONAL FACILITIES

Description

The National Facilities program supports the operation of national user facilities: National Facilities are research facilities with specialized instrumentation available to the scientific research community in general and the materials research community in particular. These facilities provide unique research capabilities that can be located at only a few highly specialized laboratories in the Nation. They provide open user service for scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines including biology, chemistry, geosciences, materials research. and physics.  They include facilities and resources for research using high magnetic fields, ultraviolet and x-ray synchrotron radiation, neutron scattering, and nanofabrication. They serve as science and technology-related resources and experiences for students. They conduct student and teacher education, general public awareness activities, curriculum development, and educational research.

Contacts
Catherine Williams   catwilli@nsf.gov
Thomas Rieker   trieker@nsf.gov
Guebre Tessema   gtessema@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Materials Research (DMR)
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Accepted Anytime

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



NATIONAL OPTICAL ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY

Description

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) is a national center for research in ground-based night-time optical and infrared (OIR) astronomy.   NOAO's purpose is to provide outstanding ground-based astronomical telescopes and instrumentation to the nation's OIR astronomers, to promote public understanding and support of science, and to advance all aspects of US ground based astronomical research.  NOAO staff members provide technical assistance to visiting scientists, conduct research of their own, and develop advanced instrumentation.  As a national facility, NOAO telescopes are open to all astronomers regardless of institutional or national affiliation.  Observing time on NOAO facilities is available on a competitive basis to qualified scientists after evaluation of research proposals on the basis of scientific merit, the capability of the instruments to do the work, and the availability of the telescope during the requested time.  NOAO also provides both formal and informal programs in education and public outreach for teachers, students, and the general public.

NOAO headquarters is located in Tucson, AZ.   Observing facilities are located in both the northern and southern hemispheres.

Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) - The observing facilities of KPNO are on Kitt Peak, a 2,100-meter mountain 90 kilometers southwest of Tucson, AZ.  KPNO includes the 3.5-meter WIYN telescope, the 4-meter Mayall telescope, and a 2.1-meter reflector.  The WIYN telescope is owned and operated by a consortium of US universities and NOAO. A full complement of state-of-the-art spectroscopic and imaging instrumentation is available for use on these telescopes.  KPNO also hosts the facilities of consortia that operate 19 optical telescopes and two radio telescopes on the mountain.

Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory  (CTIO) -   CTIO provides observing facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.  CTIO has offices, laboratories, and living quarters in the coastal city of La Serena, Chile, 400 kilometers north of Santiago. The observing facilities are on Cerro Tololo, a 2,200-meter mountain on the western slopes of the Andes, 60 kilometers inland from La Serena and on Cerro Pachon, a 2,700-meter peak about 11 kilometers to the southeast.  CTIO operates the 4-meter Blanco telescope, which is a near twin to the 4-meter Mayall at Kitt Peak, and the 4.1-meter Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope.  The SOAR telescope is a partnership between US institutions, including NOAO, and Brazil. These telescopes are equipped with instruments similar to those at KPNO.  NOAO hosts several other telescopes on Cerro Tololo operated by U.S. universities or partnerships.

The Gemini Science Center (NGSC) at NOAO serves as the gateway to the International Gemini Observatory for the U.S. astronomical community and represents the U.S. scientific, technical, and instrumentation interests in the international community of the Gemini Observatory.

NOAO is funded by NSF and operated and managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA).

Contacts
Vernon Pankonin   vpankoni@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST)
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)

Deadline(s)

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



O

OCEAN TECHNOLOGY AND INTERDISCIPLINARY COORDINATION

Description

The Oceanographic Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination (OTIC) Program supports a broad range of research and technology development activities. Unsolicited proposals are accepted for instrumentation development that has broad applicability to ocean science research projects and that enhance observational, experimental or analytical capabilities of the ocean science research community. Specific announcements for funding opportunities are made for additional projects involving Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML) and the National Ocean Partnership Program.

Contacts
Kandace Binkley   kbinkley@nsf.gov
Sheryl Miller   smiller@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, Effective 1998 to 2006

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, Effective 1998 to 2006

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, Effective 2007 to 2020

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, Effective 2007 to 2020

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 1999

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2000

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2001

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2002

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2003

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2004

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2005

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2006

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 1999

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2000

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2001

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2002

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2003

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2004

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2005

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2006

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2008

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2009

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2010

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2011

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2012

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2013

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2014

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2015

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2016

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2017

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2018

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2019

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2020

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2008

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2009

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2010

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2011

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



OCEANOGRAPHIC CENTERS, FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

Description

NSF supports construction, conversion, acquisition, and operation of major shared-use oceanographic facilities. The University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) schedules these facilities and expeditionary programs. This program supports expensive facilities that are necessary for NSF-funded research and training of oceanographers. Examples of these facilities are ships, submersibles, large shipboard equipment, and shared-use instruments to collect and analyze data. NSF encourages local contributions from nonfederal funds; however, there is no fixed requirement for institutional contributions.

Contacts
Matthew Hawkins   mjhawkin@nsf.gov
Rose Dufour   rdufour@nsf.gov
James Holik   jholik@nsf.gov
Kandace Binkley   kbinkley@nsf.gov
Jean McGovern   jmcgover@nsf.gov
Brian Midson   bmidson@nsf.gov
Holly Smith   hesmith@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Target Date: December 1, Effective 2011 to 2019
Further Info: Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, Effective 2009 to 2019
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 15, Effective 2009 to 2019
Further Info: Oceanographic Technical Services

Full Proposal — Target Date: October 15, Effective 2009 to 2019
Further Info: Oceanographic Instrumentation

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, Effective 2010 to 2019
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, Effective 2009 to 2019
Further Info: Ship Operations Program

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2019
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: December 1, 2016
Further Info: Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment

Full Proposal — Target Date: December 1, 2017
Further Info: Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment

Full Proposal — Target Date: December 1, 2018
Further Info: Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment

Full Proposal — Target Date: December 1, 2019
Further Info: Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment

Full Proposal — Target Date: December 1, 2012
Further Info: Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment

Full Proposal — Target Date: December 1, 2013
Further Info: Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment

Full Proposal — Target Date: December 1, 2014
Further Info: Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment

Full Proposal — Target Date: December 1, 2015
Further Info: Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2013
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2014
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2015
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2016
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2017
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2018
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2019
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2010
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2011
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2012
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2013
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2014
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2015
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2016
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2017
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: August 15, 2018
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 15, 2017
Further Info: Oceanographic Technical Services

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 15, 2018
Further Info: Oceanographic Technical Services

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 15, 2019
Further Info: Oceanographic Technical Services

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 15, 2010
Further Info: Oceanographic Technical Services

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 15, 2011
Further Info: Oceanographic Technical Services

Full Proposal — Target Date: October 15, 2012
Further Info: Oceanographic Instrumentation

Full Proposal — Target Date: October 15, 2013
Further Info: Oceanographic Instrumentation

Full Proposal — Target Date: October 15, 2014
Further Info: Oceanographic Instrumentation

Full Proposal — Target Date: October 15, 2015
Further Info: Oceanographic Instrumentation

Full Proposal — Target Date: October 15, 2016
Further Info: Oceanographic Instrumentation

Full Proposal — Target Date: October 15, 2017
Further Info: Oceanographic Instrumentation

Full Proposal — Target Date: October 15, 2018
Further Info: Oceanographic Instrumentation

Full Proposal — Target Date: October 15, 2019
Further Info: Oceanographic Instrumentation

Full Proposal — Target Date: October 15, 2010
Further Info: Oceanographic Instrumentation

Full Proposal — Target Date: October 15, 2011
Further Info: Oceanographic Instrumentation

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2011
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: February 15, 2012
Further Info: Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2010
Further Info: Ship Operations Program

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2011
Further Info: Ship Operations Program

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2012
Further Info: Ship Operations Program

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2013
Further Info: Ship Operations Program

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2014
Further Info: Ship Operations Program

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2015
Further Info: Ship Operations Program

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2016
Further Info: Ship Operations Program

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2017
Further Info: Ship Operations Program

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2018
Further Info: Ship Operations Program

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2019
Further Info: Ship Operations Program

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 15, 2012
Further Info: Oceanographic Technical Services

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 15, 2013
Further Info: Oceanographic Technical Services

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 15, 2014
Further Info: Oceanographic Technical Services

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 15, 2015
Further Info: Oceanographic Technical Services

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 15, 2016
Further Info: Oceanographic Technical Services

Announcement(s)

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTERS: INTEGRATIVE PARTNERSHIPS

Description

The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program enables innovative research and education projects of national importance that require a Center mode of support to achieve the research, education, and knowledge-transfer goals shared by the partners. STCs conduct world-class research in partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities to create new and meaningful knowledge of significant benefit to society.

Science and Technology Centers build intellectual and physical infrastructures within and between disciplines, and bring together the creation, integration, and transfer of new knowledge. STCs nurture and foster education by integrating education with research, and by creating bonds between learning and inquiry so that discovery and creativity more fully support the learning process. STCs demonstrate leadership to increase diversity by including all members of society regardless of race, ethnicity or gender in science and engineering in all aspects of the Center's activities. 

Centers offer the research and engineering community an effective mechanism to undertake long-term scientific and technological research and education activities; to explore better and more effective ways to educate students, and to develop mechanisms to ensure the timely transition of research and education advances made into service in society.  STC proposals are encouraged for high quality innovative research projects that undertake important investigations at the interfaces of disciplines, and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. The STC program invests federal funds in areas consistent with the goals of the NSF Strategic Plan to enable the Nation's future through discovery, learning and innovation.

To date, a total of four competitions have been held to establish NSF Science and Technology Centers.  The first two competitions, one in the late 1980s and one in the early 1990s, led to the establishment of 25 Science and Technology Centers that subsequently graduated from NSF support.  A third competition for Science and Technology Centers: Ingegrative Partnerships culminated in 1999 with the National Science Board's approval to award five new Centers.  A subsequent fourth competition resulted in an additional six new Centers in late 2002, for a total of 11 Science and Technology Centers, currently. 

 

Contacts
Margaret Tolbert   mtolbert@nsf.gov
  fastlane@nsf.gov
  oiaflrep@nsf.gov
Dragana Brzakovic   dbrzakov@nsf.gov
Dragana Brzakovic   dbrzakov@nsf.gov
Joan Frye   jfrye@nsf.gov
Pamela O'Neil   poneil@nsf.gov
Randy Phelps   rphelps@nsf.gov
Margaret Tolbert   mtolbert@nsf.gov
STC Information   stc@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Office of International and Integrative Activities (IIA)
Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)
Division of Polar Programs (PLR)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)
Division of Polar Programs (PLR)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)
Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI)
Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)
Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR)
Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI)
Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)

Deadline(s)
Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: June 3, 2003
Further Info:

Preliminary proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. local time of the submitting institution.



Full Proposal — Deadline Date: February 10, 2004
Further Info:

Full proposals are by invitation only. 



Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: October 14, 2008

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: April 30, 2009
Further Info: Full proposals are by invitation only.

Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: May 30, 2011

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: February 3, 2012

Preliminary Proposal — Deadline Date: December 11, 2014

Full Proposal — Target Date: June 16, 2015

Announcement(s)
Announcement: NSF 14-600

Additional Information



SENSORS AND SENSING SYSTEMS

Description

The Sensors and Sensing System (SSS) program funds fundamental research on sensors and sensing systems.  Such fundamental research includes the discovery and characterization of new sensing modalities, fundamental theories for aggregation and analysis of sensed data, fundamentally new approaches for data transmission, and approaches for addressing uncertain and/or partial sensor data.  Innovative research in nonlinear prediction, filtering and estimation in the context of sensing systems is also considered in this program.



The program does not fund developmental projects, such as sensor development or applications studies.  Proposals offering fundamental research topics that are enabled by sensor development or sensor system development should be submitted to the relevant CMMI program in which the fundamental research contribution is being made. In such a case, the SSS program should be listed as a secondary program. Proposals that do not address CMMI relevant research should be submitted to programs in the appropriate division within NSF. Depending on the research objective of the work proposed, PIs submitting proposals in the areas of biosensing and biomedical sensors should consider sending their proposals to the Biosensing, Biophotonics or Biomedical Engineering program in the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET), and also for areas of biosensing, sensors and actuators they should consider the Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) or the Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-systems (CCSS) program of the division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS).

 

Contacts
Massimo Ruzzene   mruzzene@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2007 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2008 to 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15 through February 15, Effective 2010 to 2015

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 1, Effective 2011 to 2025

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2008 through February 15, 2008

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2009 through February 15, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2010 through February 15, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2009 through October 1, 2009

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2010 through October 1, 2010

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2011 through February 15, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2012 through February 15, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2013 through February 15, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2014 through February 15, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2015 through February 15, 2015

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2021 through October 1, 2021

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2022 through October 1, 2022

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2023 through October 1, 2023

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2024 through October 1, 2024

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2025 through October 1, 2025

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2012 through October 1, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2013 through October 1, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2014 through October 1, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2015 through October 1, 2015

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2016 through October 1, 2016

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2017 through October 1, 2017

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2018 through October 1, 2018

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2020 through October 1, 2020

Full Proposal — Window: February 1, 2006 through March 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2006 through October 1, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: January 15, 2007 through February 15, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2007 through October 1, 2007

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



SOLID STATE AND MATERIALS CHEMISTRY

Description

This multidisciplinary program supports basic research in solid state and materials chemistry comprising the elucidation of the atomic and molecular basis for material development and properties in the solid state from the nanoscale to the bulk.  General areas of interest include but are not limited to innovative approaches to design, synthesis, bulk crystal and/or film growth, and characterization of novel organic, inorganic, and hybrid materials, as well as liquid crystal materials and multi-component material systems exhibiting new phenomena and/or providing new scientific insights into structure/composition/property relationships in the solid state.  Relevant topics include original material design principles, new approaches to assembly or crystalline material growth, characterization of new material phenomena or superior behavior, investigations of surface and interfacial effects on material system structures and properties, and unraveling the relationships between structure/composition (e.g. self- or program-assembled materials, crystalline material growth, and nanostructured material systems) and properties (e.g. charge, ionic, thermal or spin transport, exciton diffusion, chemical reactivity and selectivity, etc.).  Development of new organic solid state materials, environmentally-safe and sustainable materials, and fundamental studies of novel material and material systems for efficient energy harvesting, conversion and storage are encouraged.  The SSMC program works closely with other programs within the Division of Materials Research (DMR) and in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) and Engineering (ENG) directorates to accommodate the multidisciplinary nature of proposal submissions.

Contacts
William Daniels   wdaniels@nsf.gov
Michael Scott   mjscott@nsf.gov
Velma Lawson   vlawson@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Materials Research (DMR)
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Window: Shutdown Extension
Further Info: Shutdown Extension

Full Proposal — Window: 

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, Effective 2002 to 2004

Full Proposal — Window: September 1 through October 31, Effective 2010 to 2014

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2003

Full Proposal — Target Date: November 1, 2004

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2011 through October 31, 2011

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2012 through October 31, 2012

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2013 through October 31, 2013

Full Proposal — Window: September 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014

Full Proposal — Window: October 3, 2005 through November 4, 2005

Full Proposal — Window: September 18, 2006 through November 3, 2006

Full Proposal — Window: September 17, 2007 through November 2, 2007

Full Proposal — Window: September 15, 2008 through November 7, 2008

Announcement(s)

Additional Information



SYSTEMATIC BIOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY INVENTORIES

Description

The Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Inventories Cluster supports research in taxonomy and systematics that contributes to: 1) using phylogenetic methods to understand the evolution of life in time and space, 2) discovery, description, and cataloguing global species diversity, and 3) organizing information from the above in efficiently retrievable forms that best meet the needs of science and society.  The Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Inventories Cluster funds projects within the two Programs, Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Inventories, in addition to the PEET and PBI solicitations listed below. In addition, the cluster participates in  AToL and other related funding opportunities. 

The SBBI Cluster continues to encourage and support studies that seek to synthesize available and new species-level taxonomic information in the context of providing revisionary treatments and predictive classifications for particular groups of organisms.  Proposals of this nature, submitted as Revisionary Synthesis in Systematics (REVSYS) proposals, can be submitted to either the Biodiversity Inventories or Systematic Biology Programs and should be identified as such using  "REVSYS:" at the beginning of the project title. 

The Systematic Biology Program supports the scientific study of biological diversity and phylogeny, for all groups of organisms and for all habitats on Earth, including marine environments.  Activities include the discovery and description of species, the organization of taxonomic information into hierarchical predictive classifications associated with efficient, reliable identification keys, and the analysis of evolutionary and biogeographic relationships among groups of species and across the tree of life.  This program also supports revisionary and monographic research on species that fully utilize modern information technology at all stages from data capture and analysis to electronic dissemination of results. Unsolicited proposals should be prepared as described in the GPG.

The Biodiversity Inventories Program supports expeditionary work to discover, describe, and document plant, animal, and microbial diversity throughout the world, whether terrestrial, freshwater, or marine, and with emphasis on well-vouchered natural history collections, or stocks and cultures including associated databases. Supported surveys may be primarily area-based (i.e., focusing on species inventory and discovery, including biogeographic or evolutionary hypothesis testing), clade-based (i.e., continental-scale to global species inventory for a particular taxonomic group, including evolutionary hypothesis testing), or guild-based (i.e., surveys that couple species inventory and discovery with ecological hypothesis testing).  DNA inventory projects that do not address organismal diversity are discouraged in this program. Unsolicited proposals should be prepared as described in the GPG.

Partnership for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET) is a biennial special competition to address three biodiversity-related goals: monographic research on poorly known groups of organisms or groups that for which taxonomic expertise is being lost; training of at least two new taxonomic experts; and web-based bioinformatics for taxonomic resources. The deadline is March of odd-numbered years. Apply to PEET

Planetary Biodiversity Inventories (PBI) is a biennial special competition to accelerate the discovery and study of the world's biodiversity. Proposals are invited from teams of investigators to conduct a worldwide, species-level systematic inventory of a major group of organisms. Each project should conduct fieldwork necessary to fill gaps in existing collections, produce descriptions, taxonomic revisions, web-searchable databases, and interactive keys (or other automated identification tools) for all new and known species in the targeted group, analyze their phylogenetic relationships, and establish predictive classifications for the group. Proposals may target any particular group of organisms from terrestrial, freshwater, or marine habitats, at any feasible level in the taxonomic hierarchy, but must be global in scope. The deadline for proposals is January 10 of even-numbered years. Apply to PBI

Assembling the Tree of Life (AToL) is an annual special competition to construct a phylogenetic tree that includes all major groups of organisms, the "Tree of Life." Proposals are invited that either focus on a particular taxonomic group or on the development of a tool, methodology or theory that supports the mission of AToL.  Apply to AToL

Contacts
Rafael de Sa   rdesa@nsf.gov
Sarah Mathews   smathews@nsf.gov
Maureen Kearney   mkearney@nsf.gov
Susan Perkins   sperkins@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Environmental Biology (DEB)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

Deadline(s)


Full Proposal — Deadline Date: July 9, Effective 2010 to 2018

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 9, Effective 2011 to 2018

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 9, 2005

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 9, 2006

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 9, 2007

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 9, 2008

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 9, 2009

Full Proposal — Target Date: January 9, 2010

Full Proposal — Target Date: July 9, 2005

Full Proposal — Target Date: July 9, 2006

Full Proposal — Target Date: July 9, 2007

Full Proposal — Target Date: July 9, 2008

Full Proposal — Target Date: July 9, 2009

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: July 9, 2011

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: July 9, 2012

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: July 9, 2013

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: July 9, 2014

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: July 9, 2015

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: July 9, 2016

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: July 9, 2017

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: July 9, 2018

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 9, 2012

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 9, 2013

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 9, 2014

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 9, 2015

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 9, 2016

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 9, 2017

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: January 9, 2018

Announcement(s)

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U.S. SCIENCE SUPPORT PROGRAM ASSOCIATED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL OCEAN DISCOVERY PROGRAM

Description

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) is an international program of basic research in the marine geosciences, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and several international partners.  IODP builds on a rich legacy of scientific ocean drilling pioneered by NSF in the 1960's with the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP), which provided a test of the plate tectonic hypothesis and a basic reconnaissance of deep sea sediments and crustal rocks.   This was followed in 1985 by the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP), the present phase of scientific ocean drilling, which is focused on examination of Earth, ocean and climate processes.  For ODP, Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc. (JOI), provided and facilitated various elements of support enabling the U.S. scientific community's participation in ODP.  This, along with additional support elements directly provided by NSF to the U.S. community, through funding of unsolicited proposals, fostered U.S. leadership in ODP as well as in the broader international geoscience community.

This solicitation seeks the services of a qualified provider to facilitate and enhance the participation of the U.S. scientific community in all aspects of the IODP.  The initial period of the award, to be administered as a Cooperative Agreement, is intended to cover the anticipated IODP implementation period through  30 September 2006.  IODP is an expanded program of scientific ocean drilling based on "Earth, Oceans and Life: Scientific Investigations of the Earth System Using Multiple Drilling Platforms and new Technologies; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Initial Science Plan, 2003 - 2013" (http://www.iodp.org/isp.html). 

Contacts
Carolyn Ruppel   cruppel@nsf.gov
Kandace Binkley   kbinkley@nsf.gov
Rodey Batiza   rbatiza@nsf.gov
Thomas Janecek   tjanecek@nsf.gov
Rodey Batiza   rbatiza@nsf.gov
James Allan   jallan@nsf.gov
Kandace Binkley   kbinkley@nsf.gov

Organization(s)
Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

Deadline(s)
Full Proposal — Deadline Date: November 3, 2003

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: September 20, 2006

Full Proposal — Deadline Date: June 30, 2014

Announcement(s)
Announcement: NSF 14-549

Additional Information



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