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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Nodes Program
(NSF  16-539) Posted February 11, 2016

Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology
(NSF  16-536) Posted February 2, 2016

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation
(NSF  16-532) Posted January 19, 2016

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
(NSF  16-531) Posted January 12, 2016

Data Infrastructure Building Blocks
(NSF  16-530) Posted January 5, 2016

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Biological Oceanography
(PD  98-1650) Full Proposal: February 16, 2016

Chemical Oceanography
(PD  98-1670) Full Proposal: February 16, 2016

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM
(NSF  15-528) Full Proposal: February 16, 2016

Marine Geology and Geophysics
(PD  98-1620) Full Proposal: February 16, 2016

Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination
(PD  98-1680) Full Proposal: February 16, 2016

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News See All
An Aedes aegypti mosquito National Science Foundation issues call for Zika virus proposals
Released February 10, 2016
Press Release
NSF FY 2017 Budget Request
Released February 9, 2016
Fact Sheet
image of ocean waves Scientists say window to reduce carbon emissions is small
Released February 8, 2016
News From the Field
pre-mining Central Appalachia flatter due to mountaintop mining
Released February 5, 2016
News From the Field
hills, plants and dry land in the southwestern U.S. Southwest sliding into a new normal: drier conditions
Released February 4, 2016
Press Release
Jakobshavn IsbrŠ glacier Scientists map movement of Greenland Ice during past 9,000 years
Released February 4, 2016
News From the Field
the mineral lawsonite Research may explain mysterious deep earthquakes in subduction zones
Released February 3, 2016
News From the Field
aerial view of NSF's Mo'orea Coral Reef Long-Term Ecological Research site NSF awards rapid response grants to study current El Ni˝o, one of the strongest on record
Released February 2, 2016
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Discoveries See All
Tova N. Williams in her lab Celebrating Black History Month with our research fellows
Students in NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program tell their stories
Released  February 9, 2016

White ibises flock Feeding birds in your local park? If they're white ibises in Florida, think twice
White ibises may transmit diseases like salmonellosis
Released  February 3, 2016

Researchers with equipment on mountain at NSF's Niwot Ridge LTER site. Colorado high peaks losing glaciers as climate warms
Ice disappears faster in drought years
Released  January 12, 2016

hands holding a pot with natural clay Scientists discover how blue and green clays kill bacteria
May be new answer to MRSA, other 'superbug' infections
Released  January 8, 2016

illustration showing plants and animals under snow Peering into the secret world of life beneath winter snows
Snow sustains species from frogs to birds to mammals in winter and beyond
Released  January 5, 2016

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November 9, 2015  - December 9, 2016
2016 NRT Informational Webinars

February 22, 2016
Nanoscale Organic Hybrid Materials and Applications in Next-Generation Energy-Storage Technologies

February 29, 2016  - March 1, 2016
NSF Grants Conference in Portland, Oregon

March 21, 2016
2016 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop

March 22, 2016
2016 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop

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