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Division of Ocean Sciences


Marine Geology and Geophysics  (MG&G)


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Candace  O. Major cmajor@nsf.gov (703) 292-7597   
Barbara  Ransom bransom@nsf.gov (703) 292-7792   
Deborah  K. Smith dksmith@nsf.gov (703) 292-7978   
Larry  C. Peterson lapeters@nsf.gov (703) 292-2001   
Maurice A.  Tivey mtivey@nsf.gov (703) 292-7710   
Andrea  Portier aportier@nsf.gov (703) 292-8474   

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Apply to PD 17-1620 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines applies. (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

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.

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

The Marine Geology and Geophysics Core Program no longer has deadlines or target dates.  Investigators can submit proposals at any time, and mail reviews are solicited as proposals are received.  Proposals go through the normal two-stage review of ad hoc mail review and Panel. Panels are constituted as needed.  Additional information on the no-deadline submission process can be found on the FAQ webpage on removing deadlines (see link below).

Proposals for program solicitations such as GeoPRISMS and P2C2 should be submitted to their required deadlines.

Proposals requesting the use of a Global- or Ocean-Class vessel through the UNOLS system should allow for at least 18 months of lead time to get on the ship schedule and allow at least 12 months of lead time for smaller-size UNOLS vessels.  This lead time is not required for use of non-UNOLS vessels.

SYNOPSIS

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

The Program supports science that includes:

  • Structure, composition, tectonics, and evolution of the oceanic lithosphere
  • Paleoceanography, paleoclimate, and sea level change
  • Submarine volcanology, petrology and geochemistry of the oceanic crust and upper mantle
  • Marine hydrogeology, seeps and gas hydrates, water-rock interaction, and hydrothermal vent and fluid formation and geochemistry
  • Geochemical indicators of life operating below the seafloor
  • Marine sedimentology and coastal processes, stratigraphy, sediment transport, and diagenesis
  • Mid-ocean ridge spreading, back-arc rifting, transform processes, and ocean island/seamount formation and evolution
  • Submarine components of subduction zone systems and passive margins
  • Marine geohazards (e.g., earthquakes, faulting, mass wasting, geological aspects of tsunamis)

The Marine Geology and Geophysics Program is interested in supporting new ideas and cutting-edge research. It supports field, analytical, and laboratory experimental projects; methods development; modeling; and the re-analysis and/or synthesis of existing data.  The Program interfaces with NSF programs across the geosciences and across the Agency. For proposals that cross between Programs, proposers should contact the relevant Programs to seek guidance on submission.

 

RELATED URLS
DCL on Removing Deadlines for MG&G Program

FAQs on Removing Deadlines for MG&G Program

GeoPRISMS 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