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PEN ANNOUNCEMENTS:


November 12, 2007


Professors, Researchers and Managers,


It is that time of year again! Time to start getting the word out about

the Graduate Research Fellowship Program to students. The National

Estuarine Research Reserve System's
Graduate Research Fellowship

provides master's degree students and Ph.D. candidates with an

opportunity to conduct research of local and national significance that

focuses on enhancing coastal zone management. Fellows conduct their

research within a Na
tional Estuarine Research Reserve and gain hands
-
on

experience byparticipating in their host reserve's research and

monitoring programs.


Graduate Research Fellowship projects are based on the reserves' local

needs, the reserve system's national priorit
ies and the students'
interest.

All fellowship projects address issues important to coastal zone

management and enhance our understanding of estuarine ecosystems.

National Estuarine Research Reserve Fellows are the leaders for the
next

generation of est
uarine scientists; they are influencing the decisions

made today for a better coast tomorrow.


Attached is this year's flier for you to print, post, and forward along

to your contacts, listservs, etc. I am taking the lead on coordinating

the Graduate Re
search Fellowship program so inquiries can be sent to
me.

This point of contact information is listed in the funding announcement

and on our website. Thanks in advance for your help in getting the word

out about this great program. For more information
please see:

http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov/welcome.html


Have a great day,

Alison JG Krepp


--


Alison JG Krepp

Program Specialist

Estuarine Reserves Division

OCRM/NOS/NOAA

1305 East West
Highway

Silver Spring MD 20910


Phone: 301.563.7105

Email:
Alison.Krepp@noaa.gov



This distribution list (
NYSGRFP
-
L@lists.sunysb.edu
) is New York Sea
Grant'
s way of notifying potentially interested researchers of funding
opportunities from New York Sea Grant and the National Sea Grant
College Program Office. As a public service we occasionally also send
along other coastal, marine, or Great Lakes related RFPs
. If you do not
wish to be on this distribution list, please contact me at
lane.smith@stonybrook.edu
.



AGENCY:
NASA

TITLE:


ROSES 2007:
Virtual Observatories for Heliophysics Data

DEADLINE
:
November 15, 2007

LINK:

http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={E529A93E
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C05F
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7B1E
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680D
-
D5C7488C2F6C}&path=open


NNH07ZDA001N, entitled "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences
-

200
7 (ROSES
-
2007)," will be
available on or about February 16, 2007, by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at
http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and then linking through the menu listings "Solicitations" to "Open Solicitations." This
NASA Research Anno
uncement (NRA) solicits proposals for supporting basic and applied research and technology
across a broad range of Earth and space science program elements relevant to one or more of the following NASA
Research Programs: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planet
ary Science, and Astrophysics. Proposal due dates are
scheduled starting on May 1, 2007, and continue through April 11, 2008. Electronically submitted Notices of Intent to
propose are requested for all program elements, with the first such due date being M
arch 15, 2007. Electronic
submission of proposals is required by the respective due dates for each program element, and must be submitted by an
authorized official of the proposing organization. Participation is open to all categories of organizations, for
eign and
domestic, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, and other Government agencies’ Electronic proposals may be submitted via the NASA proposal data
system NSPIRES or via Gra
nts.gov. Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to this NRA must
be registered with NSPIRES, and organizations that intend to submit proposals via Grants.gov must be registered with
Grants.gov. Such registration must identify the
authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the
electronic proposal. All principal investigators and other participants (e.g. co
-
investigators) must be registered in
NSPIRES. Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to acce
ss the system(s) well in advance of the
proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information. Further
information about specific program elements may be obtained from the individual Program Offic
ers listed in the
Summary of Key Information for each program element in this NRA, while questions concerning general NRA policies
and procedures may be directed to Dr. Paul Hertz, Science Policy, Process, and Ethics Chief, Science Mission
Directorate, NAS
A Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546
-
0001; E
-
mail: paul.hertz@nasa.gov; Telephone: 202
-
358
-
0986.This is a broad agency announcement as specified in FAR 6.102 (d) (2). Notwithstanding the posting of this
opportunity at FedBizOpps.gov, Grants.gov, or at both

sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate
award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.



AGENCY:

NOAA


TITLE:


CSCOR FY08 Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program

DEADLINE:

November 15, 2007

LINK:


http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=14667&mode=VIEW


The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CSCOR is soliciting proposals for three
separate regional ecosystem prediction projects on Invasive Species i
n the Great Lakes
-

A Regional Scale Approach,
Cumulative Impacts of Stressors at the Land
-
Water Interface in the Mid
-
Atlantic and Ecosystem Goal
-
Setting in
Coastal Waters and Reefs of South Florida, For the Great Lakes and Mid
-
Atlantic programs, projects
will be of up to 5
years in duration In the Great Lakes, proposals are requested for a regional
-
scale ecosystem research study
investigating recent and future changes in water quality, habitats and populations of living resources in the context of
invasive

species. For the Mid
-
Atlantic region, proposals are requested for a regional
-
scale ecosystem research study
investigating the cumulative impacts of multiple stressors at the land
-
water interface of estuaries and bays on
recreationally, economically or eco
logically important living resource populations and communities. Proposals for
these two programs should be regional in scale, interdisciplinary, comprehensive, integrated, and multiple investigator
to develop capabilities for innovative forecasts and pred
ictions for improved management and control capabilities. For
the South Florida program, proposals will be 2 _ 3 years in duration. In the South Florida program, proposals are
solicited to develop, undertake and conclude a consensus
-
building process that r
esults in scientifically
-
based
quantifiable goals for aquatic resources and habitats of the Florida Bay and Keys. Proposals should include a diverse
and comprehensive team of managers, scientists and NGOs and be regional in scope. Proposals submitted to th
is
solicitation should not have overlap with other active NCCOS/CSCOR programs including the Coastal Hypoxia
Research Program (CHRP), Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB), Monitoring and Event
Response for Harmful Algal Blooms (MERHAB)
, and the Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise or previously awarded
grants (see http://www.cop.noaa.gov for program descriptions). Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal
Year 2008 Federal appropriations. It is anticipated that final recomme
ndations for funding under this announcement
will be made by April 2008 and that projects funded under this announcement will have a June through August start
date. Electronic Access: Background information about the NCCOS/CSCOR efforts can be found at
www
.cop.noaa.gov. Proposals should be submitted through Grants.gov (
http://www.grants.gov
.)




AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:

Continental Dynamics

DEADLINE:

November 15, 2007

LINK:


http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=2354&mode=VIEW


The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) will consider proposals for multidisciplinary research that focuses on an
improved understanding of the processes gover
ning the origin, structure, composition, and dynamical evolution of the
continents and continental building blocks. The program is particularly oriented toward projects whose scope and
complexity require a cooperative or multi
-
institutional approach and m
ulti
-
year planning and execution. The intent of
the program is to fund only relatively large projects that do not fit easily within other Earth Sciences programs and that
have broad support of major sections of the Earth Science community.



AGENCY:

NASA

TITLE:


ROSES 2007: Astrophysics Strategic Mission Concept Studies

DEADLINE:

November 20, 2007

LINK
: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={E529A93E
-
C05F
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7B1E
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680D
-
D5C7488C2F6C}&path=open


NNH07ZDA00
1N, entitled "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences
-

2007 (ROSES
-
2007)," will be
available on or about February 16, 2007, by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at
http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and then linking through the menu lis
tings "Solicitations" to "Open Solicitations." This
NASA Research Announcement (NRA) solicits proposals for supporting basic and applied research and technology
across a broad range of Earth and space science program elements relevant to one or more of the

following NASA
Research Programs: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics. Proposal due dates are
scheduled starting on May 1, 2007, and continue through April 11, 2008. Electronically submitted Notices of Intent to
propose are re
quested for all program elements, with the first such due date being March 15, 2007. Electronic
submission of proposals is required by the respective due dates for each program element, and must be submitted by an
authorized official of the proposing organ
ization. Participation is open to all categories of organizations, foreign and
domestic, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, and other Government agencies’ Electronic proposals

may be submitted via the NASA proposal data
system NSPIRES or via Grants.gov. Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to this NRA must
be registered with NSPIRES, and organizations that intend to submit proposals via Grants.gov mu
st be registered with
Grants.gov. Such registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the
electronic proposal. All principal investigators and other participants (e.g. co
-
investigators) must be registered in
NSPI
RES. Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the system(s) well in advance of the
proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information. Further
information about speci
fic program elements may be obtained from the individual Program Officers listed in the
Summary of Key Information for each program element in this NRA, while questions concerning general NRA policies
and procedures may be directed to Dr. Paul Hertz, Scien
ce Policy, Process, and Ethics Chief, Science Mission
Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546
-
0001; E
-
mail: paul.hertz@nasa.gov; Telephone: 202
-
358
-
0986.This is a broad agency announcement as specified in FAR 6.102 (d) (2). Notwithstanding the

posting of this
opportunity at FedBizOpps.gov, Grants.gov, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate
award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.



AGENCY:

NASA Headquarters

TITLE:


ROSES 2007: Di
scovery and Scout Mission Capabilities Expansion

DEADLINE:

November 30, 2007

LINK:

http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={E529A93E
-
C05F
-
7B1E
-
680D
-
D5C7488C2F6C}&path=open


NNH07ZDA001N, entitled "Rese
arch Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences
-

2007 (ROSES
-
2007)," will be
available on or about February 16, 2007, by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at
http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and then linking through the menu listings "Solicitatio
ns" to "Open Solicitations." This
NASA Research Announcement (NRA) solicits proposals for supporting basic and applied research and technology
across a broad range of Earth and space science program elements relevant to one or more of the following NASA
Re
search Programs: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics. Proposal due dates are
scheduled starting on May 1, 2007, and continue through April 11, 2008. Electronically submitted Notices of Intent to
propose are requested for all pr
ogram elements, with the first such due date being March 15, 2007. Electronic
submission of proposals is required by the respective due dates for each program element, and must be submitted by an
authorized official of the proposing organization. Participa
tion is open to all categories of organizations, foreign and
domestic, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, and other Government agencies’ Electronic proposals may be submitted
via the NASA proposal data
system NSPIRES or via Grants.gov. Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to this NRA must
be registered with NSPIRES, and organizations that intend to submit proposals via Grants.gov must be registered w
ith
Grants.gov. Such registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the
electronic proposal. All principal investigators and other participants (e.g. co
-
investigators) must be registered in
NSPIRES. Potential pro
posers and proposing organizations are urged to access the system(s) well in advance of the
proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information. Further
information about specific program elemen
ts may be obtained from the individual Program Officers listed in the
Summary of Key Information for each program element in this NRA, while questions concerning general NRA policies
and procedures may be directed to Dr. Paul Hertz, Science Policy, Process
, and Ethics Chief, Science Mission
Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546
-
0001; E
-
mail: paul.hertz@nasa.gov; Telephone: 202
-
358
-
0986.This is a broad agency announcement as specified in FAR 6.102 (d) (2). Notwithstanding the posting of this
o
pportunity at FedBizOpps.gov, Grants.gov, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate
award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.



AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:


Petrology and Geochemistry


DEADLINE:

December 1, 2007

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf06543


The Petrology and Geochemistry Program supports basic research on the formation and chemical composition of Earth
materials in the crust,

mantle, and core. Proposals in this program generally address the petrology and high
-
temperature
geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks (including mantle samples), mineral physics, and volcanology.
Proposals that bridge disciplinary boundaries or t
hat include development of analytical tools for potential use by the
broad community are also encouraged



AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:


Tectonics

DEADLINE:

December 1, 2007

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp
?ods_key=nsf06544


The Tectonics Program supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed
at understanding the evolution and deformation of continental lithosphere through time. Proposals to elucidate the
pro
cesses that act on the lithosphere at various time
-
scales and length
-
scales, either at depth or the surface, are
encouraged. Because understanding such large
-
scale phenomena commonly requires a variety of expertise and
methods, the Tectonics Program suppor
ts integrated research involving the disciplines of structural geology, petrology,
geochronology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, rock mechanics, paleomagnetics, geodesy, and other
geophysical techniques



AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:



Hydrologic Sciences


DEADLINE:

December 1, 2007

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf06545


Hydrologic Sciences focuses on the flow of water and transport processes within streams, soils, and
aquifers. Partic
ular attention is given to spatial and temporal heterogeneity of fluxes and storages of water
and chemicals over a wide range of scales, to geolimnology and to interfaces with the landscape, microbial
communities, and coastal areas. Studies may also deal w
ith processes in aqueous geochemistry and with
the physical, chemical, and biological processes within water bodies. Study of these processes requires
expertise from many basic sciences and mathematics, and proposals often require joint review with related

programs.


AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:


Geophysics

DEADLINE:

December 1, 2007

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf065
46


The Geophysics Program supports 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 pro
pagation, 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.



AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:



ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic


Science and Engineering Careers

DEADLINE:

December 5, 2007

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf05625


NSF's five
-
year goal for high performance computing (HPC) is to enable petascale science and engineerin
g through the
deployment and support of a world
-
class HPC environment comprising the most capable combination of HPC assets
available to the academic community. By the year 2010, the petascale HPC environment will enable investigations of
computationally c
hallenging problems that require computing systems capable of delivering sustained performance
approaching 1015 floating point operations per second (petaflops) on real applications, that consume large amounts of
memory, and/or that work with very large da
ta sets. Among other things, researchers will be able to perform
simulations that are intrinsically multi
-
scale or that involve the simultaneous interaction of multiple processes. HPC
Resource Providers
-

those organizations willing to acquire, deploy and
operate HPC systems in service to the broad
science and engineering research and education community
-

play a key role in the provision and support of a national
HPC environment. With this solicitation, NSF requests proposals from organizations willing to
serve as HPC Resource
Providers, and who propose to acquire and deploy a new, and/or upgrade an existing, HPC system. Competitive HPC
systems will: 1) Enable researchers to work on a range of computationally
-
challenging science and engineering
applications
; 2) Incorporate reliable, robust system software essential to optimal sustained performance; and 3) Provide
a high degree of stability and usability. A robust and effective HPC acquisition process, driven by the requirements of
the science and engineering

research and education community, is one of the key elements of NSF's HPC strategy.
System performance on an appropriate set of benchmarks will thus be a key factor in system selection. These
benchmarks will be designed to capture the salient attributes o
f those science and engineering applications placing the
most stringent demands on the systems to be provisioned. The performance requirements and benchmarks for this
competition are posted on the NSF website at http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=OCI. Up

to two awards will be
made as a result of this competition.



AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:



High Performance Computing System Acquisition: Towards a Petascale Computing


Environment for Science and Engineering

DEA
DLINE:

December 6, 2007

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07582

T

he pursuit of new scientific and engineering knowledge and its use in service to society requires talent,
perspectives and insight that c
an only be assured by increasing diversity in the science, engineering, and
technological workforce. One of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) key strategic goals is to cultivate a
world
-
class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce, and
expand the scientific literacy of all
citizens. Investments are directed at programs that strengthen scientific and engineering (S&E)
research potential and education programs at all levels. These outcomes are essential to the Nation as we
progress tow
ard an increasingly technological job market and a scientifically complex society. To meet the
continuing, strong demand for a highly educated and technologically savvy workforce, it is important that
every American has an opportunity to achieve and to con
tribute in mathematics, engineering, and science.
Women comprise an increasing percentage of the overall U.S. workforce, and of science and engineering
majors at academic institutions, but constitute only 27 percent of the science and engineering workforce

at
large. Although women earn half of the bachelors degrees in science and engineering, they continue to be
significantly underrepresented in almost all science and engineering fields, constituting 29 percent (in 2003)
of doctoral science and engineering
faculty in four
-
year colleges and universities and only 18 percent of full
professors. Women from minority groups are particularly underrepresented in science and engineering,
constituting approximately 3 percent of science and engineering faculty in four
-
year colleges and
universities. The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the
representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby
contributing to the development of a more diverse

science and engineering workforce. Creative strategies to
realize this goal are sought from women and men. Members of underrepresented minority groups and
individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Proposals that address the partici
pation and
advancement of women with disabilities and of women from underrepresented minority groups are
encouraged. In 2008, this program will support the following types of ADVANCE Projects: Partnerships for
Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination
(PAID) Awards Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation,
and Dissemination awards support analysis, adaptation, dissemination and use of existing innovative
materials and practices that have been demonstrated to be effective in increasing representation
and
participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. This category of award also supports
proposals for developing national and/or discipline
-
specific leadership in enabling the full participation and
advancement of women in academic sci
ence and engineering careers. Deadline: January 17, 2008
Institutional Transformation (IT) Awards Institutional Transformation Awards support academic institutional
transformation to promote the increased participation and advancement of women scientists a
nd engineers
in academe. These awards support innovative and comprehensive programs for institution
-
wide change.
Deadline: December 6, 2007 Institutional Transformation Planning Grants (IT
-
Start) IT
-
Start awards support
basic data collection and analysis f
unctions necessary to understand the status of women faculty in
academic science and engineering at institutions seeking institutional transformation. This category of award
is intended to broaden the spectrum of institutions participating in ADVANCE activ
ities. IT
-
Start awards seek
to include institutions with varying institutional scope, sizes, experiences, and perspectives, for example (but
not limited to): primarily undergraduate institutions, teaching intensive colleges, community colleges,
minority
-
se
rving institutions (e.g. tribal colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic
serving institutions) as well as women's colleges. Deadline: December 6, 2007


AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:



Engineering Research Centers (ERC)

DEADLINE:

December 10, 2007

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07521


The goal of the Generation Three (Gen
-
3) Engineering Research Centers (ERC) Program is to create a
culture of innovation in engineering

research and education that links scientific discovery to technological
innovation through transformational engineered systems research in order to advance technology and
produce engineering graduates who will be creative innovators in a global economy. T
hese ERCs will be at
the forefront as the U.S. competes in the 21st century global economy where R&D resources and
engineering talent are internationally and domestically distributed. Recognizing that optimizing efficiency and
product quality is no lon
ger sufficient for U.S. industry to remain competitive, these ERCs will optimize
academic engineering research and education to stimulate increased innovation. They will develop this
culture of discovery and innovation through a symbiotic relationship betw
een academic researchers, small
innovative firms, and larger industrial and practitioner partners. These ERCs will build bridges from science
-
based discovery to technological innovation by focusing on research needed to realize transforming
engineered syst
ems. They will have the opportunity to partner with foreign universities and provide unique
opportunities for research and learning collaboration that will prepare U.S. engineering graduates for
leadership in innovation in a global economy. Their faculty w
ill be diverse and talented individuals who will
prepare diverse and talented domestic and international graduates who can function in a global world where
design and production efforts cross national borders. Their transforming engineering education progr
ams will
strategically impart the capacity to create and exploit knowledge for technological innovation.



AGENCY:

NASA Headquarters

TITLE:


ROSES 2007: Instrument Incubator

DEADLINE:

December 12, 2007

LINK:

http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={E529A93E
-

C05F
-
7B1E
-
680D
-
D5C7488C2F6C}&path=open


NNH07ZDA001N, entitled "Research Opportunities in
Space and Earth Sciences
-

2007 (ROSES
-
2007)," will be
available on or about February 16, 2007, by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at
http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and then linking through the menu listings "Solicitations" to "Open Solicitat
ions." This
NASA Research Announcement (NRA) solicits proposals for supporting basic and applied research and technology
across a broad range of Earth and space science program elements relevant to one or more of the following NASA
Research Programs: Earth

Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics. Proposal due dates are
scheduled starting on May 1, 2007, and continue through April 11, 2008. Electronically submitted Notices of Intent to
propose are requested for all program elements, with t
he first such due date being March 15, 2007. Electronic
submission of proposals is required by the respective due dates for each program element, and must be submitted by an
authorized official of the proposing organization. Participation is open to all ca
tegories of organizations, foreign and
domestic, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, and other Government agencies’ Electronic proposals may be submitted via the NASA proposal
data
system NSPIRES or via Grants.gov. Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to this NRA must
be registered with NSPIRES, and organizations that intend to submit proposals via Grants.gov must be registered with
Grants.gov. Such r
egistration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the
electronic proposal. All principal investigators and other participants (e.g. co
-
investigators) must be registered in
NSPIRES. Potential proposers and proposing o
rganizations are urged to access the system(s) well in advance of the
proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information. Further
information about specific program elements may be obtained fro
m the individual Program Officers listed in the
Summary of Key Information for each program element in this NRA, while questions concerning general NRA policies
and procedures may be directed to Dr. Paul Hertz, Science Policy, Process, and Ethics Chief, Sc
ience Mission
Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546
-
0001; E
-
mail: paul.hertz@nasa.gov; Telephone: 202
-
358
-
0986.This is a broad agency announcement as specified in FAR 6.102 (d) (2). Notwithstanding the posting of this
opportunity at FedBizOp
ps.gov, Grants.gov, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate
award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.



AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:


Informal Science Education (ISE)

DEADLINE:

December 1
3, 2007

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf06520


The ISE program invests in projects that develop and implement informal learning experiences designed to
increase interest, engagement, and understanding of science, technology, e
ngineering, and mathematics
(STEM) by individuals of all ages and backgrounds, as well as projects that advance knowledge and
practice of informal science education. Projects may target either public audiences or professionals whose
work directly affects i
nformal STEM learning. ISE projects are expected to demonstrate strategic impact,
innovation, and collaboration. (A PureEdge download package is available for this opportunity for
submission via Grants.gov.)

AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:


EAR Po
stdoctoral Fellowships


DEADLINE:

January 8, 2008

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07596


The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to highly qualified investigators within 3
years
of obtaining their PhD to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. The research and
education plans of each fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplines. The program
supports researche
rs for a period of up to 2 years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility
of their choice. The program is intended to recognize young investigators of significant potential, and provide them
with experience in research and

education that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences
community. Because the fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their career, doctoral advisors
are encouraged to discuss the availability of EAR fell
owships with their graduate students early in their doctoral
programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.

AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:


Long Term Research in Environmental Biology


DEAD
LINE:

January 9, 2008

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07588


Through the LTREB program, the Division of Environmental Biol
ogy encourages the submission of proposals aimed at
generating extended time series of biological and environmental data that address ecological and evolutionary
processes aimed at resolving important issues in environmental biology. Researchers must have
collected at least six
years of previous data to qualify for funding. The proposal also must present a cohesive conceptual rationale or
framework for ten years of research. Questions or hypotheses outlined in this conceptual framework must guide an
initial

5
-
year proposal as well as a subsequent, abbreviated renewal. Together, these will constitute a decadal research
plan appropriate to begin to address critical and novel long
-
term questions in environmental biology. As part of the
requirements for funding,

projects must show how collected data will be shared broadly with the scientific community
and the interested public. All proposals submitted to the LTREB program are co
-
reviewed by participating Clusters in
the Division of Environmental Biology: Ecosyste
m Science, Ecological Biology, and Population and Evolutionary
Processes. Proposals must address topics supported by these programs. Researchers who are uncertain about the
suitability of their project for the LTREB Program are encouraged to contact the co
gnizant program director

AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:


Ecosystem Science


DEADLINE:

January 9, 2008

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12822



The Ecosystem Science Cluster supports research on natural
, managed, and disturbed ecosystems, including those in
terrestrial, freshwater, and wetland (including salt marsh) environments. Descriptive and manipulative approaches in
field, mesocosm, and laboratory settings are supported, with the expectation that t
he bulk of the research is question
-

or
hypothesis
-
driven. Proposals are encouraged, but not necessarily required to incorporate new or existing quantitative or
conceptual models for the purpose of integration or synthesis. The Ecosystem Science Cluster fu
nds research in the
following areas.Ecosystem Studies: Supports investigations of whole
-
system ecological processes and relationships in
ecosystems across a diversity of spatial and temporal (including paleo) scales. Proposals may focus on areas such as:
b
iogeochemistry; decomposition of organic matter; belowground nutrient cycling and energy flow; primary
productivity; radiatively active gas flux; element budgets on watershed, regional, continental, or global scales;
relationships between diversity and eco
system function; ecosystem services; and landscape dynamics. Proposals will be
considered that focus on advancing ecosystem science through either the pursuit of new theoretical paradigms or novel
modeling efforts. Proposals that, in whole or in part, stri
ve to develop new techniques can be supported when a
compelling argument exists that there is the potential for a major advance in ecosystem research.Inter
-

and multi
-
disciplinary proposals that fall across traditional programmatic boundaries are welcomed
and encouraged. Proposals
may focus on the cycling of non
-
nutrient elements, but proposals that are ecotoxicological in orientation will not be
considered. Ecosystem
-
oriented proposals that focus on coastal marine or deep ocean habitats are reviewed by the

Biological Oceanography Program in the Division of Ocean Sciences.Long
-
Term Ecological Research (LTER):
Supports fundamental ecological research that requires long time periods and large spatial scales. This cluster supports
a coordinated network of more
than two dozen field sites. The general mission of LTER is to understand ecological
phenomena that occur over long temporal and broad spatial scales; to create a legacy of well
-
designed and documented
ecological experiments; to conduct major syntheses and
theoretical efforts; and to provide information necessary for the
identification and solution of environmental problems. The LTER network of sites conducts integrated research in five
core areas: pattern and control of primary production; spatial and tempo
ral distribution of populations selected to
represent trophic structure; pattern and control of organic matter accumulation in surface soils and sediments; patterns
of inorganic inputs and movements of nutrients through soils and waters; and patterns, freq
uency, and effects of
disturbance. LTER also supports a Network Office [http://lternet.edu/sites/net/], whose mission is to coordinate and
facilitate information technology development and implementation across the network, to facilitate management of the
network, to aid efforts in research synthesis, and to conduct public outreach. LTER field sites represent a diversity of
habitats in continental North America, the Caribbean, and the Antarctic, including deserts, estuaries, lakes, prairies,
various forests
, alpine and Arctic tundra, urban areas and production agriculture. This breadth is possible through
coordinated funding from Biological Sciences, Geosciences, Polar Programs, and Social, Behavioral and Economic
Sciences. Supplemental funding supports the
LTER Schoolyard educational program, international collaborative
research, and related activities at LTER sites.LTER does not solicit proposals, except when new LTER sites are
initiated and does not accept unsolicited proposals from LTER or non
-
LTER PIs. F
or more information and
announcements of opportunity, visit the LTER web page [http://www.lternet.edu/].



AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:


Ecological Biology


DEADLINE:

January 9, 2008

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_
summ.jsp?pims_id=12823


The Ecological Biology Cluster supports research on natural and managed ecological systems, primarily in terrestrial,
wetland, and freshwater habitats. Research areas include experimental, observational, theoretical, and modeling st
udies
on the structure and function of complex associations that focus on biotic components, and the coupling of small
-
scale
systems to each other and to large
-
scale systems. Projects are encouraged that develop conceptual and synthetic
linkages among theo
retical, modeling, and empirical approaches; that are conducted at one or more scales of ecological
or geographic organization; and that synthesize empirical and theoretical findings into new paradigms. The Ecological
Biology Cluster funds research in the
following areas.Ecology: Supports studies of community ecology and population
interactions at diverse spatial and temporal scales. These include (1) dynamics and processes within particular habitats;
(2) food
-
web structure; (3) landscape patterns and proce
sses; (4) paleoecology; (5) biotic interactions, including
mutualism, competition, predation, and parasitism; (6) mechanisms of coexistence and community assembly, (7) co
-
evolution, and (8) chemical ecology. Ecology particularly encourages studies that rev
eal causal mechanisms, patterns,
and ecological processes or that apply to a wide range of habitats and taxa. Studies focusing on population dynamics of
single species should be directed to the Population and Evolutionary Processes Cluster. Long
-
Term Resea
rch in
Environmental Biology (LTREB): Focuses on evolutionary or ecological phenomena that require long
-
term
investigation. Awards are designed to provide base funding to help maintain an on
-
going long
-
term research project in
any area supported by the Div
ision of Environmental Biology (DEB). These awards are not a source of start
-
up funds
to initiate long
-
term research, nor should they be the main source of extramural support for investigators. LTREB
proposals are reviewed by disciplinary panels that have
target dates on July 9 and January 9. Visit the LTREB program
description page for additional details [http://www.nsf.gov/bio/progdes/ltreb.htm].National Center for Ecological
Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) is an NSF
-
funded research center located in downt
own Santa Barbara, California.
The core activities of the center include the development and testing of important ecological ideas and theories using
existing data; cutting
-
edge analysis of ecological information; research on data access and use; promoting

the use of
sound science in policy and management decisions; investigating sociological issues that pertain to the science of
ecology; projects involving the state of California; and education and outreach. Several kinds of activity are supported
by the c
enter including Working Groups that convene at NCEAS, Center Fellows (sabbatical visitors), and Postdoctoral
Associates. NCEAS solicits proposals in January and August. Proposals may be submitted between these dates under
unusual circumstances, after consu
ltation with the Director. Proposals are reviewed by the NCEAS Science Advisory
Board, which makes recommendations for support. Visit the NCEAS home page for additional details
[http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu].Inter
-

and multi
-
disciplinary proposals that fall a
cross traditional programmatic
boundaries are welcomed and encouraged. Studies focusing on the ecology of marine organisms should be directed to
the Biological Oceanography Program in the Division of Ocean Sciences. Studies focusing on human disease or hea
lth
are not supported

AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:


Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS)

DEADLINE:

January 9, 2008

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf06568


Three

clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (the Ecological Biology, Ecosystem Science, and the
Population and Evolutionary Processes clusters) encourage the submission of proposals aimed at synthesizing a body of
related research projects condu
cted by a single individual or group of investigators over an extended period. OPUS
proposals will often be appropriately submitted in mid
-
to
-
late career, but will also be appropriate early enough in a
career to produce unique, integrated insight useful bo
th to the scientific community and to the development of the
investigator's future work. In cases where multiple scientists have worked collaboratively, an OPUS award will provide
support for collaboration on a synthesis. OPUS awards will facilitate critic
al synthesis, and do so in a way that will
acknowledge the prestige of this important component of scientific scholarship.


AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:


Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement


DEADLINE:

January 10, 2008

LINK:


http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07543


The Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) program seeks to improve the quality of science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all under
graduate students. The program supports
efforts to create new learning materials and teaching strategies, develop faculty expertise, implement educational
innovations, assess learning and evaluate innovations, and conduct research on STEM teaching and lear
ning. The
program supports three types of projects representing three different phases of development, ranging from small,
exploratory investigations to large, comprehensive projects.

AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pol
ar Regions Research


DEADLINE:

January 11, 2008

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf08501


The Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research program supports training and research for recent doctoral
degree recipients in any aspect of scientific study of the Antarctic and/or the Arctic within the Office of Polar Programs
(OPP) program areas. The program also provides travel grants to those eligible for fellowships for the purpose of
meeting prospective

mentors and colleagues, presenting seminars, discussing mutual research and/or education
interests, evaluating facilities and professional development opportunities, and initiating collaborative relationships.
The fellowship program develops and trains re
cent Ph.D.s (especially those new to polar research) with concomitant
goals to promote scientific research in polar regions; support innovative research in emerging areas; encourage
interdisciplinary research; support and promote awareness of International

Polar Year research and education activities;
foster activities that create broader impacts for science and society; and increase the participation of under
-
represented
groups in polar regions research
.

AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:


RIDGE 2000


DEADLINE:

January 15, 2008

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07571


RIDGE 2000 is a community
-
based science initiative foc
used on integrated geological and biological studies of the
Earth
-
encircling mid
-
ocean ridge system. Central to the RIDGE 2000 science plan is the recognition that the origin and
evolution of life in deep
-
sea ecosystems are inextricably linked to, and perh
aps an inevitable consequence of, the flow
of energy and material from Earth's deep mantle, through the volcanic and hydrothermal systems of the oceanic crust,
to the deep ocean. The complex linkages between life and planetary processes at the mid
-
ocean ri
dge can be understood
only through tightly integrated studies that span a broad range of disciplines in geophysics, geology, geochemistry,
biology and oceanography.

AGENCY:
NSF

TITLE:


Geography and Regional Science

DEADLINE:

Ja
nuary 15, 2008

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5410


The Geography and Regional Science (GRS) Program sponsors research on the geographic distribu
tions and
interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on the Earth's surface. Investigations are encouraged into the nature,
causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a
vari
ety of topics (both domestic and international) qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to
scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal
problems and concerns. Support also

is provided for projects that explicitly integrate undergraduate and graduate
education into the overall research agenda. Related funding opportunities are available for geographers, regional
scientists, and related scholars. For more information about th
ese opportunities, visit the Cross Directorate Activities
webpage. Here, you will find a brief synopsis about other programs, as well as links guiding you to the appropriate
program solicitations. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards are made
by the Geography and Regional
Science program. Consult the SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) Grants announcement NSF
05
-
574 and the Geography and Regional Sciences DDRI specifics page. Regular proposals submitted to the Geography
and Re
gional Science program should be fully compliant with specifications in the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG). DDRI
proposals should be prepared in accordance with the terms of the GPG except for the modifications specified in the
DDRI announcement NSF 05
-
574 and

the GRS DDRI specifics page. Regular proposals are sent to six or more outside
reviewers and are evaluated by at least two members of the GRS Advisory Panel (thirteen eminent geographers and
regional scientists representing all major fields of the discipl
ine). DDRI proposals are evaluated by three members of
the DDRI Advisory Panel (twelve panelists). All reviews and panel recommendations are advisory to the Program
Director. Proposals normally will have at least three written reviews, which are forwarded
(in anonymous form) with
panel summaries to the PI.


AGENCY:

NASA

TITLE:


ROSES 2007: Terrestrial Hydrology

DEADLINE:

January 15, 2008

LINK:

http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={E529A93E
-


C05F
-
7B1E
-
680D
-
D5C7488C2F6C}&path=open


NNH07ZDA001N, entitled "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences
-

2
007 (ROSES
-
2007)," will be
available on or about February 16, 2007, by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at
http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ and then linking through the menu listings "Solicitations" to "Open Solicitations." This
NASA Research An
nouncement (NRA) solicits proposals for supporting basic and applied research and technology
across a broad range of Earth and space science program elements relevant to one or more of the following NASA
Research Programs: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Plan
etary Science, and Astrophysics. Proposal due dates are
scheduled starting on May 1, 2007, and continue through April 11, 2008. Electronically submitted Notices of Intent to
propose are requested for all program elements, with the first such due date being

March 15, 2007. Electronic
submission of proposals is required by the respective due dates for each program element, and must be submitted by an
authorized official of the proposing organization. Participation is open to all categories of organizations, f
oreign and
domestic, including educational institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, and other Government agencies’ Electronic proposals may be submitted via the NASA proposal data
system NSPIRES or via G
rants.gov. Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to this NRA must
be registered with NSPIRES, and organizations that intend to submit proposals via Grants.gov must be registered with
Grants.gov. Such registration must identify th
e authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the
electronic proposal. All principal investigators and other participants (e.g. co
-
investigators) must be registered in
NSPIRES. Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to ac
cess the system(s) well in advance of the
proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information. Further
information about specific program elements may be obtained from the individual Program Off
icers listed in the
Summary of Key Information for each program element in this NRA, while questions concerning general NRA policies
and procedures may be directed to Dr. Paul Hertz, Science Policy, Process, and Ethics Chief, Science Mission
Directorate, N
ASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546
-
0001; E
-
mail: paul.hertz@nasa.gov; Telephone: 202
-
358
-
0986.This is a broad agency announcement as specified in FAR 6.102 (d) (2). Notwithstanding the posting of this
opportunity at FedBizOpps.gov, Grants.gov, or at bo
th sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate
award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement
.

AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:


Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics

DEADLINE:

January 16, 2008

LINK:



http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf06564


Geomorphology and Land
-
Use Dynamics supports innovative research into processes that shape and modify
landscapes over a variety of length and time scales. The program encourages research that

investigates quantitatively
the coupling and feedback between such processes, their rates, and their relative roles, especially in the contexts of
variation in climatic and tectonic forcings and in light of changes due to human impact.


AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:


Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology

DEADLINE:

January 16, 2008

LINK:


http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf06565


Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology supports studies of: (1) the changing aspects of life
, ecology, environments,
and biogeography in past geologic time based on fossil plants, animals, and microbes; (2) all aspects of the Earth’s
sedimentary carapace


insights into geological processes recorded in its historical records and rich organic and
inorganic resources locked in rock sequences; (3) the science of dating and measuring the time sequence of events and
rates of geological processes of the Earth’s past sedimentary and biological record; (4) the geologic record of the
production, transporta
tion, and deposition of physical and chemical sediments; and (5) understanding the complexities
of Earth's deep time climate systems. The Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program especially encourages
integrative studies at the national and internation
al levels that seek to link subdisciplines, such as paleoclimatology,
paleogeography, and paleoenvironmental and paleoecologic reconstructions.

AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:


Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP)

DEADLINE:

January 21, 2008

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf06581


<p>This program is a continuation of the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) that began in FY1998 as part of the
Nation
al Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI). The current five
-
year plan for the NPGI was published in January 2003
(http://www.ostp.gov/NSTC/html/npgi2003/index.htm). The overall goals of this program are to support basic research
in plant genomics and to accelerate

the acquisition and utilization of new knowledge and innovative approaches to
elucidating fundamental biological processes in plants. The focus is on plants of economic importance and plant
processes of economic value.</p><p>In the past nine years of the
PGRP, there has been a tremendous increase in the
tools available for genomics in key crop plants and their models, including but not limited to, expressed sequence tags
(ESTs), genome survey sequences, mutant collections, expression profiling resources, a
nd tools for studying gene
expression in situ. High quality whole genome sequences and downstream tools are available for model dicots
(Arabidopsis, poplar) and a model monocot (rice), and the sequencing of several other plant genomes is under way.
This we
alth of genomic resources now makes it possible for researchers to begin to address some of the major
unanswered questions in plant biology that have been intractable using traditional approaches as well as transfer
findings from model systems into plants
of economic importance. At same time, there is a continued need for novel and
creative tools to allow development of new experimental approaches or new ways of analyzing genomic data.
Proposals that present conceptually new and different ideas are encourag
ed, especially from investigators and
institutions that have not participated in the PGRP before. In addition, proposals that provide strong and novel training
opportunities integral to the research plan, and particularly across disciplines are especially
encouraged.</p><p>Three
kinds of activity will be supported in FY 2007 and FY 2008: (1) Genome
-
Enabled Plant Research (GEPR) awards to
tackle major unanswered questions in plant biology on a genome
-
wide scale, (2) Transferring Research from Model
Systems (
TRMS) to apply basic biological findings made using model systems to studying the basic biology of plants
of economic importance, and (3) Tools and Resources for Plant Genome Research (TRPGR) awards to support
development of novel technologies and analysis

to enable discovery in plant genomics. While young investigators can
apply for any of these opportunities, eligible researchers are strongly encouraged to apply to the CAREER Program (
NSF 05
-
579: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5262).</p>



AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:


Major Research Instrumentation Program

DEADLINE:

January 24, 2008

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf08503


The
Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) is designed to increase access to scientific and engineering
equipment for research and research training in our Nation's organizations of higher education, research museums, and
non
-
profit research organization
s. This program seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and
research training in science and engineering, and to foster the integration of research and education by providing
instrumentation for research
-
intensive learning environment
s. The MRI program encourages the development and
acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter
-

and/or intra
-
organizational use and in concert with private
sector partners. The MRI program assists in the acquisition or development of major rese
arch instrumentation that is, in
general, too costly for support through other NSF programs. For proposals over $2 million, requests must be for the
acquisition of a single instrument. For proposals requesting $2 million or less, investigators may seek sup
port for
instrument development or for acquisition of a single instrument, a large system of instruments, or multiple instruments
that share a common or specific research focus
.


AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:


EAR Education and Human Resources

DEADLINE:

No specified closing date

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13414


The Division of Earth Sciences' Education and Human Resources Program (EH) facilitates highly innovative
educational activities in the earth sciences, including efforts
to increase the diversity of participants and involve leading
researchers in education. Activities at all levels are supported, including: 1) graduate and postdoctoral education
outside the framework of normal NSF research grants; 2) undergraduate educatio
n, including the NSF
-
wide Research
Experiences for Undergraduates Program; and 3) education activities at the K
-
12 level both inside and outside the
classroom.



AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:

Aeronomy

DEADLINE:

No specified closing date

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/fund
ing/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11686


The Aeronomy program supports research on upper and middle atmosphere phenomena of ionization, recombination,
chemical reaction, photo emission, and transport; the transport of energy, and momentum. This program also support
s
research into mass in the mesosphere
-
thermosphere
-
ionosphere system including the processes involved and the
coupling of this global system to the stratosphere below and magnetosphere above and the plasma physics of
phenomena manifested in the coupled io
nosphere
-
magnetosphere system, including the effects of high
-
power radio
wave modification. About the Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Program The
CEDAR concept originated in the mideighties and was developed over several y
ears through workshops, symposia, and
committee deliberations by nearly 100 scientists involved in aeronomical studies. These activities led to a
comprehensive report that provided a framework for developing upper atmospheric research in the United States
through an evolutionary strategy of instrument development and deployment coordinated with campaign activities
related to the global scale, coupled, near earth environment. The program has attracted a large number of graduate
students and many internationa
l collaborators. Guidance is provided by a science steering committee appointed by the
NSF Aeronomy and Upper Atmospheric Facilities program directors; scientific feedback to the community is provided
by newsletters and an annual summer workshop. Three bro
ad categories embrace the scientific goals of the CEDAR
program: (1) dynamics and energetics of the upper atmosphere, with particular emphasis on the hard to observe region
between 80 and 150 km; (2) coupling between the mesosphere, ionosphere, thermospher
e, exosphere, and
magnetosphere; and (3) horizontal coupling between adjacent geographic regions. CEDAR has provided the
community with improved spectrometers, interferometers, and imagers; allowed upgrades of existing facilities; and
supported the develop
ment of lidars and small radars. Several facilities have been established containing a broad array
of state of the art tools to provide a solid infrastructure with which to attack outstanding aeronomy problems well into
the future. A report has recently be
en prepared that summarizes the results from the first five years of CEDAR funding.



AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:


Climate and Large
-
Scale Dynamics (CLD
)

DEADLINE:

No specified closing date

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11699


The goals of the Program are to: (i) advance knowledge about the processes that force and regulate the atmosphere’s
synoptic and planetary circulation, weather and climate, and (ii) sustain the pool

of human resources required for
excellence in synoptic and global atmospheric dynamics and climate research. Research topics include theoretical,
observational and modeling studies of the general circulation of the stratosphere and troposphere; synoptic s
cale
weather phenomena; processes that govern climate; the causes of climate variability and change; methods to predict
climate variations; extended weather and climate predictability; development and testing of parameterization of
physical processes; nume
rical methods for use in large
-
scale weather and climate models; the assembly and analysis of
instrumental and/or modeled weather and climate data; data assimilation studies; development and use of climate
models to diagnose and simulate climate and its va
riations and change.



AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:


Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities

DEADLINE:

No specified closing date

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12807


The N
ational Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Atmospheric Sciences (ATM), Lower Atmospheric Observing
Facilities (LAOF) Program consists of planning, budgeting, coordination, and oversight of multi
-
user national facilities
that are sponsored by NSF for the

geosciences research community. Program Management resides within ATM in the
UCAR and Lower Atmospheric Facilities Oversight Section (ULAFOS) which provides a single point for coordination.
Geosciences research often requires specialized facilities, instr
umentation and field support services to carry out
scientific field work that is needed to understand the complex, interdependent geophysical processes, often covering
remote areas of the globe. Making platforms and instrumentation available to support sci
entific experiments depends
upon adequate acquisition, operation, maintenance, upgrading and replacement of these facilities. Also these platforms
and instruments may collect large and sometimes unique data sets that must be validated, archived and made av
ailable
to the research community. Likewise both pre
-

and post
-
planning for scientific field programs (e.g., experimental
design, operational plans, logistical support) in which NSF sponsored facilities are deployed is an important element of
the overall p
rogram.



AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:


Paleoclimate

DEADLINE:

No specified closing date

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12727


Supports research on the natural evolution o
f Earth's climate with the goal of providing a baseline for present variability
and future trends through improved understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that influence
climate over the long
-
term. The annual Earth System History
(ESH) competition in global change research provides
support for research in several focussed areas of paleoclimate science. Proposals involving research topics within ESH
are not eligible for support in the Paleoclimate Program. Researchers are strongly a
dvised to contact the Director of the
Paleoclimate Program for guidance as to the suitability of their proposed research for the Paleoclimate Program or the
ESH competition.



AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:


Physical Oceanography

DEADLINE:

No specified closing date

L
INK:

http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=10665


The Physical Oceanography Program supports research on a wide range of topics associated with the structure and

movement of the ocean, with the way in which it transports various quantities, with the way the ocean's physical
structure interacts with the biological and chemical processes within it, and with interactions between the ocean and the
atmosphere, solid ea
rth and ice that surround it.



AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:


Oceanographic Centers and Facilities

DEADLINE:

No specified closing date

LINK:

http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIE
W&oppId=10652


NSF supports construction, conversion, acquisition, and operation of major shared
-
use oceanographic facilities. The
University
-
National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) schedules these facilities and expeditionary
programs. This prog
ram supports expensive facilities that are necessary for NSF
-
funded research and training of
oceanographers. Examples of these facilities are ships, submersibles, large shipboard equipment, and shared
-
use
instruments to collect and analyze data. NSF encour
ages local contributions from nonfederal funds; however, there is
no fixed requirement for institutional contributions.



AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:


Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination

DEADLINE:

No specified closing date

LINK:

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12724


The Oceanographic Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination (OTIC) Program supports a broad range of research
and technology development activiti
es. Unsolicited proposals are accepted for instrumentation development that has
broad applicability to ocean science research projects and that enhance observational, experimental or analytical
capabilities of the ocean science research community. Specific

announcements for funding opportunities are made for
additional projects involving Coastal Ocean Processes, FSML: Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and
Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories and the National Ocean Partner
ship Program.



AGENCY:

NSF

TITLE:


Atmospheric Chemistry

DEADLINE:

No specified closing date

LINK:


http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11692


Supports research to measure

and model the concentration and distribution of gases and aerosols in the lower and
middle atmosphere. Also supports research on the chemical reactions among atmospheric species; the sources and sinks
of important trace gases and aerosols; the aqueous
-
pha
se atmospheric chemistry; the transport of gases and aerosols
throughout the atmosphere; and the improved methods for measuring the concentrations of trace species and their
fluxes into and out of the atmosphere.



AGENCY:

U. S. Department of Energy

TITLE:

Research Interest (BAA 2006
-
1)

DEADLINE:

Anytime

LINK:

<http://www.afosr.af.mil/oppts/afrprop.htm


The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) manages the entire basic research

investment
of the US Air Force (USAF). As a part of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), AFOSR's technical
experts foster support and fund research within the Air Force Research Laboratory, universities, and industry
laboratories to ensure the transition of rese
arch results to support USAF needs.


AFOSR's focus is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to our national warfighting and
peacekeeping capabilities.


These areas are organized and managed as summarized below:


##


Aerospac
e and Materials Sciences (Structural Mechanics; Mechanics of Materials and Devices; Unsteady
Aerodynamics and Hypersonics; Turbulence and Rotating Flows; Combustion and Diagnostics; Space Power and
Propulsion, Metallic Materials; Ceramic and Nonmetallic Ma
terials; Organic Matrix Composites)


##


Physics and Electronics (ElectroEnergetic Physics; Electromagnetic Disruption / Detection Physics; Space
Electronics, University NanoSatellites; Atomic and Molecular Physics; Remote Sensing and Imaging; Optoelectro
nics:
Components and Information Processing; Laser and Optical Physics; Quantum Electronic Solids; Semiconductor
Materials; Sensors in the Space Environment; High Density Optical Memory; Space Sciences)


## Chemistry and Life Sciences (Polymer Chemistry;
Surface and Interfacial Science; Biophysical Mechanisms;
Theoretical Chemistry; Molecular Dynamics; Chronobiology;

Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Biointerfacial Sciences, Cognition and Decision; Sensory Systems; Biological
Response Profiling and Assessmen
t)

## Mathematics and Information Sciences (Dynamics and Control; Physical Mathematics and Applied Analysis;
Computational Mathematics; Information Forensics and Process Integration for Networked Operations; Optimization
and Discrete Mathematics; Signals
Communication and Surveillance; Software and Systems; Information Fusion and
Artificial Intelligence; Electromagnetics)


AFOSR primary contacts' names, telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and e
-
mail addresses are provided at the end
of each research int
erest, external program description, and special program description. Anyone qualified to perform
research is encouraged to contact AFOSR in accordance with the appropriate BAA point of contact and the guidelines
given in this document.


Program:

Mechanic
s & Energy Conversion Science &Technology Research

Agency:

Office of Naval Research

Deadline:


Anytime

URL:
<http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/engineering/333_mechanics/>
http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/engineering/3
33_mechanics/



The Mechanics and Energy Conversion Sciences and Technology Division plans,
fosters, and encourages scientific research and te
chnology development in the
areas of Energy Conversion, Hydromechanics, and Undersea Weaponry. Program
Officers in the Mechanics and Energy Conversion Sciences and Technology
Division have diverse backgrounds in fields of chemistry, physics, materials
scie
nce, and naval weaponry to bring a unique perspective to each programmatic
area.


The current programmatic areas focus basic and exploratory development on areas
which will have broad impact on future Naval Forces.


Individuals seeking support are encour
aged to provide a strong S&T proposal
that clearly outlines a vision for a future technology of benefit to the Navy
and Marine Corps while putting forward strong scientific concepts that will
form the basis of this technology.


ONR is, generally speaking,

looking for high risk, high pay
-
off approaches that
could potentially offer order of magnitude increases in a specific
capability/metri




AGENCY:

NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CSOR

TITLE:

Great Lakes and Mid
-
Atlantic Programs

DEADLINE:

Anytime

LINK:


http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=14667&mode=VIEW



NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CSCOR is soliciting proposals for three separate regional ecosystem prediction projects on (1)
Invasive Speci
es in the Great Lakes, (2) Cumulative Impacts of Stressors at the Land
-
Water Interface in the Mid
-
Atlantic, and (3) Ecosystem Goal
-
Setting in Coastal Waters and Reefs of South Florida.


For the Great Lakes and Mid
-
Atlantic programs, projects will be of up

to 5 years in duration. In the Great Lakes,
proposals are requested for a regional
-
scale ecosystem research study investigating recent and future changes in water
quality, habitats and populations of living resources in the context of invasive species. Fo
r the Mid
-
Atlantic region,
proposals are requested for a regional
-
scale ecosystem research study investigating the cumulative impacts of multiple
stressors at the land
-

water interface of estuaries and bays on recreationally, economically or ecologically i
mportant
living resource populations and communities. Proposals for these two programs should be regional in scale,
interdisciplinary, comprehensive, integrated, and multiple investigator to develop capabilities for innovative forecasts
and predictions for

improved management and control capabilities. For the South Florida program, proposals will be 2
-
3 years in duration.


In the South Florida program, proposals are solicited to develop, undertake and conclude a consensus
-
building process
that results in s
cientifically
-
based quantifiable goals for aquatic resources and habitats of the Florida Bay and Keys.
Proposals should include a diverse and comprehensive team of managers, scientists and NGOs and be regional in
scope.


Funds for the Invasive Species in
the Great Lakes
--
A Regional Scale Approach and for the Cumulative Impacts of
Stressors at the Land
-
Water Interface in the Mid
-
Atlantic programs typically will not exceed $500,000
-
$1,000,000 per
project per year, exclusive of ship costs. It is anticipated t
hat 1
-
3 projects will be awarded for each of these two
programs with project duration of 3 to 5 years. The Ecosystem Goal
-
Setting in Coastal Waters and Reefs of South
Florida program is expected to have a project duration of 2 to 3 years with funds not to
exceed $500,000 per project per
year. It is anticipated that 1 project will be awarded for this program. Support in out years after FY 2008 is contingent
upon the availability of funds.


A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Annou
ncement
(NRA), entitled, "Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health
and Performance in Space Exploration Missions" (NASANNJ07ZSA002N), has been
released and


is available through the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at
http://nspires.nasaprs.com/

and then linking through the menu listings
"Solicitations" to "Open Solicitations."


This NRA jointly solicits ground
-
based, bed rest definition and flight
definition proposals for the NASA Human Res
earch Program (HRP) and the National
Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). Proposals are solicited by the HRP
in the areas of Bone, Cardiovascular, Muscle, Nutrition, and Lunar Analog Bed
Rest Investigations. Proposals are solicited by the NSBRI in
the areas of Bone
Loss; Cardiovascular Alterations; Human Performance Factors, Sleep and
Chronobiology; Muscle Alterations and

Atrophy; Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors; Nutrition, Physical Fitness
and Rehabilitation; Sensorimotor Adaptation; Smar
t Medical Systems; and
Technology Development. Proposals responding to the HRP emphases and NSBRI
emphases must be submitted separately, and will result in separate evaluations
and awards. Step
-
1 proposals are due on September 14, 2007, and

invited Step
-
2

proposals are due on December 14, 2007. Participation is open to
all categories of organizations, including educational institutions, industry,
nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other Government agencies.


Participation is open to all categories

of organizations, including educational
institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other
Government agencies. Electronic proposals to HRP may be submitted via the NASA
Proposal data system NSPIRES or via Grants.gov. (
www.grants.gov
) Electronic
proposals to NSBRI must be submitted via NSPIRES.


Proposals solicited through this NRA will use a two
-
step proposal process.


Only Step
-
1 proposers determined to be relevant with respect to the solicited

research of this NRA will be invited to submit full Step
-
2 proposals. Proposals
must be submitted electronically.


This email is being sent on behalf of and is intended as an information
announcement to researchers associated with the NASA Exploration Sy
stems
Mission Directorate (ESMD) Human Research Program (HRP).


Thank you for your continued interest in NASA and NSBRI. Replies to this email
will go unanswered, please reference the above solicitation for contact
information.

NASA’s Office of Education,

in cooperation with the NASA Johnson Space Center
is requesting proposals for a NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice, Undergraduate
Student Research Program (USRP).


It
has been released and is available
through the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at
http://nspires.nasaprs.com/

and then linking through the menu listings "Solicitations" to "Open
Solicitations."


Organizations eligible to respond to this CAN are limited to higher education
institutions and non
-
p
rofit organizations serving higher education students.


Partnerships among these institutions and/or organizations are encouraged to
apply.


The NASA USRP is one of NASA’s workforce development projects for undergraduate
students.


It will incorporate scie
nce, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM) activities of each of NASA’s field centers and the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).


Undergraduate students selected for this program
will undertake research internships at NASA field centers under the t
utelage of
NASA scientists and engineers.

=================================

Lane Smith

Research Program Coordinator

New York Sea Grant

121 Discovery Hall

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794
-
5001

631
-
632
-
9780

lsmith@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

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