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Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants  (AAG)

Information Regarding NSF 16-574 Submissions

All proposals submitted under the AAG solicitation NSF 16-574 are considered to be for a single Program.  However, due to a coding error, FastLane is inadvertently requiring proposers to select one of three Programs (EXTRAGALACTIC & COSMOLOGY; GALACTIC, meaning our Galaxy; or STELLAR).   To submit your proposal, you should choose the one that you believe to be most suitable for your proposal.  NSF staff will consider your selection when grouping proposals for review.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Name Email Phone Room
James  E. Neff (703) 292-2475  1045 S  
Richard  E. Barvainis (703) 292-4891  1045 S  
Linda  French (703) 292-5313  1065 S  
Harshal  Gupta (703) 292-5039  1045 S  
Hans  A. Krimm (703) 292-2761  1065 S  
Glen  Langston (703) 292-4937  1045 S  
Joseph  E. Pesce (703) 292-7373  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 in Undergraduate Institutions (NSF 00-144)

Dear Colleague Letter: Biology - Research Opportunity Award (ROA): Supplement Opportunity (NSF 05-548)

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) (NSF 05-592)


Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:

Research Opportunity Award (ROA): Supplement Opportunity

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program