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Division of Ocean Sciences

Candace O. Major, (703) 292-8580

Barbara Ransom, (703) 292-7792
Room 725 N

Deborah K. Smith, (703) 292-7978

Maurice Tivey, (703) 292-7710

Andrea Portier, (703) 292-8474

Apply to PD 98-1620 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via NSF Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Guidelines apply (Note: The NSF Application Guide is available on the website and on the NSF website at:

Important Information for Proposers

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

Full Proposal Target Date:  August 15, 2016

August 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  February 15, 2017

February 15, Annually Thereafter

Please note a Regional Framework for marine seismic data acquisition on R/V Marcus Langseth is now in place.  See the UNOLS website for more information.

The Marine Geology and Geophysics program supports research on all aspects of geology and geophysics of the ocean basins and margins, as well as the Great Lakes.

The Program includes:

  • Structure, tectonic evolution and volcanic activity of the ocean basins, the continental margins, the mid-ocean ridges, and island arc systems
  • Processes controlling exchange of heat and chemical species between seawater and ocean rocks
  • Genesis, chemistry, and mineralogic evolution of marine sediments
  • Processes controlling deposition, erosion and transport of marine sediments
  • Past ocean circulation patterns and climates and
  • Interactions of continental and marine geologic processes

NSF 06-038: Support for Postdoctoral Appointees and Graduate Students

Marine Geosciences Section

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



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