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Russell C. Kelz, (703) 292-4747

David D. Lambert, (703) 292-8558
Room 790 N

Herbert F. Wang, (703) 292-4742

Solicitation 16-611

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 Deadline Date:  February 9, 2017

Proposals for Laboratory Technician Support are due the second Thursday in February each year.

The Instrumentation and Facilities Program in the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR/IF) supports meritorious requests for infrastructure that promotes research and education in areas supported by the Division (see  Under this solicitation EAR/IF will consider proposals for Laboratory Technician Support to provide for optimal and efficient operation of advanced instrumentation, analytical protocol development, and user training for Earth science research instrumentation. 

Support is available through grants in response to investigator-initiated proposals.

Technician support duties that promote human resource development and education are expected to be an integral part of proposals. 

Efforts to support participation of underrepresented groups in laboratory and/or field instrument use and training are encouraged as part of any described technician’s duties..  Proposals from early career (tenure track but untenured) lead investigators are also encouraged.  Such proposals will be given due consideration as part of the Broader Impacts merit review criterion.  

Continental Dynamics
EAR Education and Human Resources
Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (IF)
Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry (GG)
Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics (GLD)
Hydrologic Sciences (HS)
Petrology and Geochemistry
Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology
Major Research Instrumentation Program

Additional Program Information for Instrumentation and Facilities

Deep Earth Processes Section

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



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