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AST Proposal Deadline Dates


NSF has published a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) NSF 11-1. The PAPPG revision consists solely of updated or revised guidelines and procedures that have been reviewed and approved by NSF senior management, and clarifications to currently existing policy. The guidelines in NSF 11-1 are effective as of January 18, 2011.

NOTE: All proposals to the AST Division must be submitted electronically FastLane or Grants.gov. General information for Principal Investigators can be found by clicking here. Additional information for submitting proposals can also be found in the  Grant Proposal Guide

    Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) (NSF 09-516).   Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) promotes university-industry partnerships by making project funds or fellowships/traineeships available to support an eclectic mix of industry-university linkages. GOALI will target high-risk/high-gain research with a focus on fundamental research, new approaches to solving generic problems, development of innovative collaborative industry-university educational programs, and direct transfer of new knowledge between academe and industry.  
    Deadline: Proposals Accepted Anytime
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    ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and EngineeringCareers (ADVANCE) (NSF 10-593).   The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.
    Letter of Intent Due Date: 03 October 2011 -- Institutional Transformation (IT); Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT-Catalyst)
    Full Proposal Deadline: 07 November 2011-- Institutional Transformation (IT); Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT-Catalyst)
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    NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (AAPF)   (NSF 08-581)
    Deadline: 12 October 2011 and Second Wednesday in October Annually Thereafter

    ATI - Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation Deadline: 01 November 2011

    Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG) (NSF 12-589) provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for observational, theoretical, laboratory and archival data studies in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics, including but not limited to the following areas of study:

    • Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology
    • Galactic Astronomy
    • Planetary Astronomy
    • Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Research at Undergraduate Institutions (NSF 00-144)
    Deadline: 15 November 2011

    SUBMISSION WINDOW: September 15th through November 15th:  The end date of the annual AAG submission window, November 15th, is a deadline date after which proposals will not be accepted for review. In submitting proposals to the AAG Program in FastLane, proposers must identify the AAG Program Announcement number, NSF 05-608, in the “Program Announcement/Solicitation Number” block on the NSF Cover Sheet.

    Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) (NSF 11-503).
    Deadline: 26 January 2012 and the Fourth Thursday in January Annually Thereafter
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    Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) (NSF 11-564).
    Preliminary Proposal Due Date: 19 October 2011
    Full Proposal Deadline: 15 May 2012
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    CAREER - Faculty Early Career Development Program (NSF 11-690). Deadline: 25 July 2012

    Partnerships in Astronomy & Astrophysics Research and Education (PAARE) (NSF 08-562).
    Deadline: 3 August 2012 and 3 August Annually Thereafter
    Contact R. Scott Fisher (sfisher@nsf.gov, 703-292-8225) for more information.
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    REU Sites - Research Experiences for Undergraduates Sites (NSF 09-598) Deadline: 22 August 2012 (Fourth Wednesday in August Annually Thereafter)

    Underrepresented Minorities Programs. (If interested in submitting a Proposal to this Program, please contact R. Scott Fisher at sfisher@nsf.gov or via telephone at (703) 292-8225).

Proposers who have questions about the NSF Grant Proposal Guide or about the appropriateness of their proposal for AST programs are encouraged to contact a Program Director in advance of submitting a proposal.

Warning: Proposals must be received at NSF by 5:00 PM the submitter's local time on the deadline date. If the deadline date falls on a weekend, it will be extended to the following Monday; if the date falls on a holiday, it will be extended to the following business day. Late proposals will be returned unread, with no exceptions. Please plan ahead; we are happy to receive proposals in advance of deadlines.


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