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Robin Reichlin, GEO/EAR

Sonia Esperanca, GEO/EAR

Solicitation 11-548

Important Notice to Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.

A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.

Full Proposal Target Date:  September 28, 2015

Fourth Monday in September, Annually Thereafter

Contact Program Directors for target date guidance.

The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) invites the submission of proposals for collaborative, interdisciplinary studies of the Earth's interior within the framework of the community-based initiative known as Cooperative Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI). Funding will support basic research on the character and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core, their influence on the evolution of the Earth as a whole, and on processes operating within the deep interior that affect or are expressed on the Earth's surface.

Projects may employ any combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches. Support is available for research and research infrastructure through grants and cooperative agreements awarded in response to investigator-initiated proposals from U.S. universities and other eligible institutions.  Multidisciplinary work is required. EAR will consider co-funding of projects with other agencies and supports international work and collaborations.

EarthScope
Continental Dynamics
Collaboration in Mathematical Geosciences
Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:
International Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers
Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates

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