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Directorate for Geosciences

Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change  (P2C2)

Name Email Phone Room
Larry  C. Peterson (703) 292-2001   
Marguerite  Toscano 703-292-8550   
Jonathan  G. Wynn (703) 292-4725   
Frank  . Rack (703) 292-2684   
Candace  O. Major (703) 292-7597   
David  J. Verardo (703) 292-8527   
Doug  E. Kowalewski 703-292-7706   


Solicitation  17-582

Important Information for Proposers

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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 Deadline Date

    October 21, 2019

    October 20, Annually Thereafter



The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, atmospheric (gas in ice cores), and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth's past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth's climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes. 

Important scientific objectives of P2C2 are to: 1) provide comprehensive paleoclimate data sets that can serve as model test data sets analogous to instrumental observations; and 2) enable transformative syntheses of paleoclimate data and modeling outcomes to understand the response of the longer-term and higher magnitude variability of the climate system that is observed in the geological and cryospheric records.