OSP FO# 11-099

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

PROGRAM: Geophysics

OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding for basic research in the physics of the solid earth to explore its composition, structure, and processes. Laboratory, field, theoretical, and computational studies are supported. Topics include seismicity, seismic wave propagation, and the nature and occurrence of earthquakes; the earth’s magnetic, gravity, and electrical fields; the earth’s thermal structure; and geodynamics. Supported research also includes geophysical studies of active deformation, including geodesy, and studies of the properties and behavior of earth materials in support of geophysical observation and theory. Geophysics is especially interested in proposals in emerging fields.

As part of the NSF’s contribution to the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP), the Geophysics Program is interested in research proposals directed toward the fundamental understanding of earthquake processes.

SUBMISSION WINDOWS: May 5–June 5, 2011 and November 5–December 5, 2011

FUNDING INFORMATION: NSF anticipates providing $14.6 million annually to support 70-80 standard or continuing grants or cooperative agreements per year. Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds.

AGENCY CONTACT:
Robin Reichlin, Program Director
Division of Earth Sciences
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 785 N
Arlington, Virginia 22230
Telephone: (703) 292-8556
Fax: (703) 292-9025
Email: rreichli@nsf.gov
Web: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09539/nsf09539.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 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 09-539 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.