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Division of Earth Sciences

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Solicitation 14-501

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:  January 12, 2015

Second Monday in January, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  June 8, 2015

Second Monday in June, Annually Thereafter

The target dates will occur annually on the second Monday of January and the second Monday of June. Proposals are expected to be submitted by the target date. If a PI intends to submit after the target date, s/he must contact one of the Program Directors to ask for permission and to ascertain if the late proposal can be reviewed in the upcoming competition.

The Petrology and Geochemistry Program supports basic research on the formation of planet Earth, including its accretion, early differentiation, and subsequent petrologic and geochemical modification via igneous and metamorphic processes. Proposals in this program generally address the petrology and high-temperature geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks (including mantle samples), mineral physics, economic geology, and volcanology. Proposals that are focused on the development of analytical tools, theoretical and computational models, and experimental techniques for applications by the igneous and metamorphic petrology, and high temperature geochemistry communities are also invited.

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships
Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities
GeoPRISMS Program
Cooperative Studies Of The Earth's Deep Interior
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Antarctic Earth Sciences Program

Deep Earth Processes Section

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



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