OSP FO# 11-076

AGENCY: National Science Foundation (NSF)/Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)/Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)

PROGRAM: Hydrologic Sciences

OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding for studies probing the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of water and chemical fluxes and storages from local to global scales, coupling for simulating residence times, interfacial fluxes, pathways among system compartments; and pursuing topics in ecohydrology, geolimnology, and hydrologic impacts on microbial communities. Hydrologic Sciences also supports research in aqueous geochemistry directly connected to hydrologic processes and the physical, chemical, and biological processes taking place as water bodies change.

Hydrologic Sciences is interested in proposals that will contribute to the transformation of hydrologic research methodologies. Examples include field activities to assess methods for implementing watershed scale hydrologic observatories, hydrologic synthesis, instrumentation and sensor development, and cyberinfrastructure. Interdisciplinary teams considering submitting such proposals are strongly encouraged to contact the cognizant Program Officer with an expression of interest and to communicate their anticipated needs before proceeding with proposal development.

DEADLINES: June 1, 2011 and December 5, 2011

FUNDING INFORMATION: NSF anticipates providing $7.9 million annually to support 30-40 standard or continuing grants per year.

Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds.

AGENCY CONTACT:
Thomas Torgersen
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 785 N
Arlington, Virginia 22230
Telephone: (703) 292-8549
Email: ttorgers@nsf.gov
Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09538/nsf09538.htm

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 (adamsi@bu.edu) or A. B. Effgen (abeffgen@bu.edu)in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at x3-4365. Information about Grants.gov for BU Investigators can be obtained on the OSP website 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 09-538 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 ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.