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Biological Oceanography

Biological Oceanography Office Hours

The National Science Foundation Biological Oceanography Program is pleased to announce a new event series that will begin this month: Biological Oceanography Office Hours. 


Office Hours will be a new opportunity for our scientific community to ask questions about the Program and our review process. We encourage anyone considering submitting a research proposal or who has questions about our Program to attend. 


Our Office Hours events will take place during the final week of each month. Each event will first focus on a specific topic, followed by an open question and answer session.We encourage everyone to attend even if they are not interested in the selected topic, as there will also be time allocated for general questions during each event. 


Our first event will take place on Monday, April 25th, 3-4 pm ET. Our topic will be Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER Proposals submission to Biological Oceanography. To attend, please follow this link and register for the meeting via Zoom. Advance registration is required. 


Future topics include: Annual Reports, Proposal Review, Applied and Foundational Research, and more! 

For any questions or further inquiries, please contact program Science Assistant Joe Townsend ( or Program Director Mike Sieracki ( 

Name Email Phone Room
Karl  D. Castillo (703) 292-8988   
Jayne  Gardiner (703) 292-4828   
Joaquin  Martinez Martinez (703) 292-8163   
Cynthia  L. Suchman (703) 292-2092   
Daniel  Thornhill (703) 292-8143   


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Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.




The Biological Oceanography Program supports fundamental research in biological oceanography and marine ecology (populations to the ecosystems) broadly defined: relationships among aquatic organisms and their interactions with the environments of the oceans or Great Lakes. Projects submitted to the program are often interdisciplinary efforts that may include participation by other OCE or BIO Programs.  Details on research topics funded by the Program, including supplements, RAPIDS, and EAGERS, can be found by selecting the link under Related URLS titled: “Additional Program Information.” To view research projects funded by the Program select the link below titled “What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts).”


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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program