OSP FO# 11-231
AGENCY: National Science Foundation (NSF)/Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)/Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS)/Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)/Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE)/Office of Polar Programs (OPP)
OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding 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 record.
The importance of P2C2 research, as an element of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), stems from its unique capability, on timescales longer than the instrumental record, to: (1) document the past temporal and spatial variability of the Earth’s climate system; (2) evaluate the rates of change associated with this variability; (3) determine the sensitivity of the Earth’s climate system to variations in climate-forcing factors; and (4) provide a test environment for simulation predictions from numerical models. Proposals to the P2C2 competition must clearly state how the proposed project will contribute to achieving these goals and is relevant to the P2C2 Areas of Research Interest:
1. What were the regional responses of coupled climate systems like ENSO, the monsoons, NAM, and the MOC during past climate changes?
2. How does the geological record inform us about past climate sensitivity and the impact of past abrupt changes in climate under a variety of different boundary conditions, past climate states, or during periods of large and rapid changes in forcing?
3. How sensitive was ice (i.e., sheets, caps, mountain glaciers) and sea level to rapid changes in climate especially during past warm climates?
DEADLINE: October 18, 2011
FUNDING INFORMATION: NSF anticipates providing $10 million to make approximately 35 new awards. Typical award duration is expected to be three years.
Dr. David J. Verardo, Program Director
Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 775 S
Arlington, Virginia 22230
Telephone: (703) 292-8527
Fax: (703) 292-9022
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 (email@example.com) or A. B. Effgen (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 10-574 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 email@example.com, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.