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Division of Astronomical Sciences

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants  (AAG)

Name Email Phone Room
James  E. Neff (703) 292-2475  1045 S  
Richard  E. Barvainis (703) 292-4891  1045 S  
Glen  Langston (703) 292-4937  1045 S  
Hans  A. Krimm (703) 292-2761  1065 S  
Harshal  Gupta (703) 292-5039  1045 S  


Solicitation  16-574

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 Window

    September 15, 2017 - November 15, 2017

    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.


Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) (NSF 13-542)

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) (NSF 14-579)


Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program