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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.

James E. Neff, (703) 292-2475
Room 1045 S

Richard E. Barvainis, (703) 292-4891
Room 1045 S

Harshal Gupta, (703) 292-5039
Room 1045 S

Glen Langston, (703) 292-4937
Room 1045 S

Joseph Pesce, (703) 292-7373
Room 1045 S

Joan M. Wrobel, (703) 292-4899
Room 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

    Fri Sep 15 00:00:00 EDT 2017 - Wed Nov 15 00:00:00 EST 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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