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Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants  (AAG)

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Daniel  Evans devans@nsf.gov (703) 292-8225  1045  
Richard  E. Barvainis rbarvai@nsf.gov (703) 292-4891  1045 S  
Nigel  A. Sharp nsharp@nsf.gov (703) 292-4905  1045 S  
Maria  P. Womack mwomack@nsf.gov (703) 292-2301  1045 S  
Glen  Langston glangsto@nsf.gov (703) 292-4937  1045 S  

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  12-589

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Window:  September 15, 2014 - November 17, 2014

September 15 - November 15, Annually Thereafter

SYNOPSIS

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG) Program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for observational, theoretical, laboratory and archival data studies in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics, including but not limited to the following areas of study:

  • Planetary Astronomy: Studies of Solar System and extrasolar planets; the detailed characterization, structure and composition of the surfaces, interiors, and atmospheres of planets and satellites; the nature of small bodies (asteroids, comets, and Kuiper-belt objects); the inter-planetary medium; and the origin, formation, and development of the Solar System and other planetary systems.
  • Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics: Studies of the structure and activity of the Sun and other stars; the physical properties and composition of all types of single and multiple stars; compact objects and their interactions; star formation and stellar evolution; stellar nucleosynthesis; and the properties of atoms and molecules of relevance to stellar astronomy.
  • Galactic Astronomy: Studies on the composition, structure and evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy and nearby galaxies. Research may focus on the stellar populations in these galaxies; the characteristics of star clusters; the interstellar medium; and the properties of atomic and molecular constituents of the interstellar medium.
  • Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology: Studies of the Universe beyond our Galaxy. Research topics include galaxy formation, evolution and interaction; active galaxies; quasars; the intergalactic medium; large-scale structure; and all areas of cosmology.

Proposals submitted to the AAG Program do not require categorization into one of the study areas identified above. Proposals may span multiple disciplines and/or areas of study and may utilize multiple techniques. Please contact the program officer in your thematic area if you have any questions about proposal preparation and submission.

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