Astronomical Sciences (AST)
Post-shutdown Proposal Deadline Information
The NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships (AAPF) Program submission deadline, originally set for October 9, 2013, is extended to Friday, October 25, 2013.
The Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation (ATI) submission deadline, originally set for November 1, 2013, is extended to Thursday, November 7, 2013.
Letters of Intent for the NOAO management competition are now due on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
The Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG) Program submission deadline remains at its originally scheduled date of Friday, November 15, 2013.
Link to the GPG: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg
The Portfolio Review
Report of the Portfolio Review Committee Released
Dear Colleague Letter: Revised Schedule for Recompetition of the Management of the Gemini Observatory (NSF 13-133)Management and Operation of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) (NSF 13-582)
Dear Colleague Letter - National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) and the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) (NSF 13-074)
Dear Colleague Letter - Recompetition of the Management of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NSF 13-057)
Appointment of Dr. Patricia M. Knezek as Deputy Division Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST)
Dear Colleague Letter - Recompetition of the Management of the Gemini Observatory (NSF 13-031)
Dear Colleague Letter: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NSF 12-087)
Dear Colleague Letter: New Solutions to Create Integrative Data Management Infrastructure(s) for Research Across the Sciences (NSF 12-090)
MPS Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate - Graduate Research Supplements (AGEP-GRS) Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 13-071)
MPS/AST: Advice to PIs on Data Management
NSF has published a revised version of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 11-1) that will require, in all proposals submitted , or due, on or after January 18, 2011, a supplementary document of no more than two pages describing a Data Management Plan for the proposed research. Fastlane will not permit submission of a proposal that is missing the Data Management Plan. The Data Management Plan will be reviewed as part of the intellectual merit or broader impacts of the proposal, or both, as appropriate. The goal is to provide clear, effective, and transparent implementation of the long-standing NSF Policy on Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results.
Each Division within MPS has developed a set of information items to provide guidance to the communities served by that Division in preparing a Data Management Plan that will meet the goals of the NSF plan. For more information on the policy and process click here.
For the NSF FAQs on this subject, click here.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
NSF has released plans for allocating funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provides $3 billion in supplemental funding to NSF in the 2009 fiscal year. NSF's Important Notice about these plans is now available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/issuances/in131.pdf.
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The Program for Research and Education with Small Telescopes (PREST) Programs is no longer receiving Proposals.
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