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Marine Geology and Geophysics

Name Email Phone Room
Candace  O. Major (703) 292-7597  725.03  
Barbara  Ransom (703) 292-7792  725.25  
Deborah  K. Smith (703) 292-7978  725.15  
Maurice  Tivey (703) 292-7710  725.49  
Larry  Peterson 703-292-2001  713  
Andrea  Portier (703) 292-8474   


Apply to PD 98-1620 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via the NSF Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Guidelines applies. (Note: The NSF Application Guide is available on the website and on the NSF website at:

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Beginning July 1, 2017, investigators can submit proposals to the MG&G Core Program at any time. Proposals requesting ship time should allow for at least 18 months of lead time for those projects requiring Academic Research Fleet Global- or Ocean-Class vessels and at least 12 months for all other ship requests.  Proposals submitted to other program solicitations, such as GeoPRISMS and P2C2, should continue to meet their respective deadlines. 



The Marine Geology and Geophysics program supports research on all aspects of geology and geophysics of the ocean basins and margins, as well as the Great Lakes.

The Program includes:

  • Structure, tectonic evolution and volcanic activity of the ocean basins, the continental margins, the mid-ocean ridges, and island arc systems
  • Processes controlling exchange of heat and chemical species between seawater and ocean rocks
  • Genesis, chemistry, and mineralogic evolution of marine sediments
  • Processes controlling deposition, erosion and transport of marine sediments
  • Past ocean circulation patterns and climates and
  • Interactions of continental and marine geologic processes

DCL on Removing Deadlines for MG&G Program

FAQs on Removing Deadlines for MG&G Program


Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2)

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program