OSP FO# 11-070
AGENCY: National Science Foundation (NSF)/Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)/Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)
PROGRAM: Petrology and Geochemistry
OBJECTIVES: This program provides support for basic research on the history of formation and evolution of the chemical composition of solid materials in the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core. Proposals in the Petrology and Geochemistry program cover deep Earth processes that lead to the formation and geochemical evolution of igneous and metamorphic rocks, including ore genesis and all aspects of volcanology. The Petrology and Geochemistry program also supports projects that study chemical properties of natural minerals at high pressures and temperatures.
Most projects will use methods such as major and trace element geochemistry; stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry and geochronology; experimental mineralogy, petrology, and volcanology; thermodynamic modeling of high temperature geochemical and mineral-forming processes; spectroscopy and crystallography; physical and chemical volcanology. Proposals to study extraterrestrial materials will be considered only if applicable to understanding processes that led to the formation and evolution of Planet Earth.
SUBMISSION WINDOWS: June 06, 2011–July 06, 2011; December 06, 2011–January 06, 2012
FUNDING INFORMATION: NSF anticipates providing $13.9 million annually to support 40–60 standard or continuing grants, pending availability of funds.
Sonia Esperanca, Program Director
Division of Earth Sciences
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 785 S
Arlington, Virginia 22230
Telephone: (703) 292-8554
REMARKS: Applications must be submitted electronically using either the NSF FastLane system or Grants.gov. Collaborative proposals must be submitted via FastLane. For more information about FastLane, or to register as a FastLane user, please contact India Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org) or A. B. Effgen (email@example.com) in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at x3-4365. Information about Grants.gov for BU Investigators can be obtained on the OSP web site at: http://www.bu.edu/osp/proposal-preparation/electronic-submission/. In addition, for investigators interested in submitting proposals via Grants.gov, NSF has published the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide which may be found online at: http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/docs/grantsgovguide.pdf. Investigators should contact the OSP Assistant Director assigned to their school or department as soon as possible to coordinate submission through either FastLane or Grants.gov.
Complete program guidelines and application material (NSF 09-543 and NSF GPG 11-1) may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.