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Biological Oceanography

Name Email Phone Room
Michael  Sieracki (703) 292-7585   
Petra  H. Lenz (703) 292-4363   
Joaquin  Martinez Martinez (703) 292-8163   
Cynthia  L. Suchman (703) 292-2092   
Daniel  Thornhill (703) 292-8143   
Allison  Lewis (703)292-2427   


Apply to PD 98-1650 as follows:

Full proposals submitted via FastLane or NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.

Full proposals submitted via NSF Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via guidelines apply.

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.


Full Proposal Window

    January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

As of January 1, 2021, the Biological Oceanography Program will no longer have target dates. Investigators can submit proposals at any time, and mail reviews are solicited as proposals are received.  Proposals go through the normal two-stage merit review of ad hoc mail review and Panel. Panels are constituted based on the rate of proposals received. Additional information on the new submission process can be found on NSF 20-130 and the FAQ webpage on removal of target dates (see links below).

For important information on OCE policies on Data Management, Ship Time Requests, Resubmission of Proposals, and Environmental Compliance please visit



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