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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2016
(NSF  15-611) Posted September 29, 2015

Solar, Heliospheric, and INterplanetary Environment
(NSF  15-606) Posted September 9, 2015

EarthCube: Enterprise Governance
(NSF  15-603) Posted August 27, 2015

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering
(NSF  15-601) Posted August 19, 2015

Integrated Earth Systems
(NSF  15-600) Posted August 11, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Management and Operation of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory (ICNO)
(NSF  15-587) Full Proposal: October 7, 2015

Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
(NSF  15-576) Full Proposal: October 9, 2015

Geospace Environment Modeling
(NSF  10-510) Full Proposal: October 15, 2015

Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change
(NSF  13-576) Full Proposal: October 15, 2015

Arctic Research Opportunities
(NSF  14-584) Full Proposal: October 19, 2015

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News See All
The HOLODEC instrument  on a C-130 aircraft. Scientists use holography to peer into clouds
Released October 1, 2015
Press Release
when nature strikes: science of natural hzards graphic NSF, NBC Learn and The Weather Channel showcase research to protect against nature's fury
Released September 29, 2015
Press Release
Fireman against a wildfire When Nature Strikes: Science of Natural Hazards
Released September 29, 2015
Special Report
A king crab in Antarctic waters Warming Antarctic waters may allow king crabs to "restructure" ecosystems
Released September 28, 2015
Press Release
a coastal community impacted by high sea level Extreme Pacific sea level events to double in future
Released September 25, 2015
News From the Field
Atul Jain and Prasanth Meiyappan Study shows new forests cannot take in as much carbon as predicted
Released September 24, 2015
News From the Field
the new species of duck-billed dinosaur New dinosaur species discovered on Alaska's North Slope
Released September 22, 2015
News From the Field
a salmon bone Earliest evidence of ancient North American salmon fishing verified
Released September 21, 2015
News From the Field
Discoveries See All
  Clues to future of undersea exploration may reside inside a jellyfish-like creature
Siphonophore holds secrets of oceanic "jet propulsion"
Released  October 7, 2015

burnt trees in a forest Future wildfires may burn large parts of landscapes
Scientists look back at fire history to see into the future
Released  October 6, 2015

man and child look at a rain gauge in a driveway Be a (citizen) scientist!
A celebration of open science and innovation
Released  September 30, 2015

Fog over the estuary of the Klamath River along the Pacific Coast. Mercury-laden fog swirls over coastal California, scientists find
Ultimately makes its way into ecosystems along shore
Released  August 26, 2015

Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Expedition to the Aleutian Islands: Geoscientists head to remote Alaska volcanoes
Teams study mountain chain in most volcanically active U.S. state
Released  August 5, 2015

Events Calendar See All

September 10, 2015  - January 21, 2016
ADVANCE IT and IT-Catalyst pre-proposal Technical Assistance Webinars

October 15, 2015
Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE)
Advisory Committee Meeting

October 21, 2015  - October 22, 2015
Advisory Committee for Geosciences
Advisory Committee Meeting

November 2, 2015  - November 3, 2015
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA

November 4, 2015
NSF Day at Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia

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GEO Advisory Cmte Report on Ocean Drilling, 2012
GEO Vision, A Report of AC-GEO (10/09)
Strategic Framework for Topical Areas, 2012 (Follow on to GEO Vision)
GEO Education & Diversity Program
GEO Innovation
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U.S. Global Change Research Program
Merit Review Broader Impacts Criterion: Representative Activities
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General Programmatic Terms and Conditions (PTCs) for the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide  Grant Proposal Guide (PAPPG-GPG or GPG), December 2014, (NSF 15-1), Cooperative Agreement(s)
Proposal Submission Guidelines for the Integrative Programs Section (IPS)
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