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Division of Astronomical Sciences

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants  (AAG)

Name Email Phone Room
James  E. Neff (Lead) (703) 292-2475  W9137  
Richard  E. Barvainis (703) 292-4891  W9134  
Linda  French (703) 292-5313  W9157  
Harshal  Gupta (703) 292-5039  W9154  
Hans  A. Krimm (703) 292-2761  W9147  
Peter  L. Kurczynski (703) 292-7248  W9251  
Glen  Langston (703) 292-4937  W9253  
Joseph  E. Pesce (703) 292-7373  W9159  


Solicitation  16-574

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Window

    September 15, 2018 - November 15, 2018

    September 15 - November 15, Annually Thereafter


The Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG) Program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for observational, theoretical, laboratory, and archival data studies in astronomy and astrophysics. Acceptable research areas include the following: stellar astronomy and astrophysics; the astronomy and astrophysics of our Galaxy; extragalactic astronomy and astrophysics; and cosmology. Proposals for projects and tools that enable and enhance research in those areas are also acceptable. Proposals that are solely or predominantly for the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of space-based data from NASA-supported missions will be returned without review.

Importantly, proposals about the astronomy and astrophysics of our Sun, the rest of our Solar System, and/or Extrasolar Planets will be handled under a companion NSF solicitation, not under the AAG Program.




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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program