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Division of Earth Sciences

Raffaella Montelli
rmontell@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8556
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Robin Reichlin
rreichli@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8556
Room 785 N

Zheng K. Shen
zhshen@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8556
Room 785 N

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ezanzerk@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8556
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Solicitation 12-598

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:  June 4, 2014

First Wednesday in June, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  December 3, 2014

First Wednesday in December, Annually Thereafter

This solicitation has a TARGET DATE.  This means that proposals are expected to be submitted by the target date.  If you require some additional time, you must contact one of the Geophysics program directors for approval to submit after the target date to ensure that your proposal will be considered in the current panel competition.

The Geophysics Program supports basic research in the physics of the solid earth to explore its composition, structure, and processes from the Earth's surface to it's deepest interior. Laboratory, field, theoretical, and computational studies are supported. Topics include seismicity, seismic wave propagation, and the nature and occurrence of geophysical hazards; the Earth's magnetic, gravity, and electrical fields; the Earth's thermal structure; and geodynamics. Supported research also includes geophysical studies of active deformation, including geodesy, and theoretical and experimental studies of the properties and behavior of Earth materials.

Antarctic Earth Sciences Program
Cooperative Studies Of The Earth's Deep Interior
Continental Dynamics
Collaboration in Mathematical Geosciences
Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
GeoPRISMS Program
Marine Geology and Geophysics
EarthScope

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