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Division of Earth Sciences

Luciana Astiz, (703) 292-8556
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Robin Reichlin, (703) 292-8556
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Eva Zanzerkia, (703) 292-8556
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Solicitation 12-598

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:  December 2, 2015

First Wednesday in December, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  June 1, 2016

First Wednesday in June, 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 its' 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

Deep Earth Processes Section

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



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