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Division of Astronomical Sciences

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants  (AAG)

Name Email Phone Room
James  E. Neff (Coordinator) (703) 292-2475   
Richard  E. Barvainis (EXC Lead) (703) 292-4891   
Linda  French (PLA Lead) (703) 292-5313   
Glen  Langston (GAL Lead) (703) 292-4937   
Hans  A. Krimm (SAA Lead) (703) 292-2761   
Matthew  J. Benacquista (EXC) (703) 292-8535   
Christopher  J. Davis (GAL) (703) 292-4910   
Harshal  Gupta (GAL) (703) 292-5039   
Peter  L. Kurczynski (EXC) (703) 292-7248   
Nigel  A. Sharp (EXC) (703) 292-4905   
Luke  S. Sollitt (PLA, SAA) (703) 292-8225   


Solicitation  18-575

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Window

    October 1, 2019 - November 15, 2019

    October 1 - November 15, Annually Thereafter

    October 1, 2020 - November 16, 2020

    October 1 - November 15, Annually Thereafter

Due by 5 pm proposer's local time on the last day of the full proposal window


The Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG) Program is an inclusive and flexible funding opportunity to support research in the astronomical sciences. The Program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for observational, theoretical, laboratory, and archival data studies in astronomy and astrophysics. The Program also considers proposals for projects and tools that enable or enhance astronomical research. Proposals may span multiple disciplines and/or areas of study and may utilize multiple techniques.



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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program