Geography and Spatial Sciences Program
Full Proposal Deadline Date: August 14, 2014
DDRI Proposal-Submission Deadline
Second Thursday in August, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 12, 2015
DDRI Proposal-Submission Deadline
Second Thursday in February, Annually Thereafter
Starting in 2014, the deadlines for submission of full Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) proposals to the Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program are the second Thursday in February and the second Thursday in August each year. Note that this is a change from previous GSS-DDRI deadlines, which had been in February and October.
As specified in the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program strategic plan, the goals of the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program are the following:
- To promote scientific research in geography and the spatial sciences that advances theory and basic understanding and that addresses the challenges facing society.
- To promote the integration of geographers and spatial scientists in interdisciplinary research.
- To promote education and training of geographers and spatial scientists in order to enhance the capabilities of current and future generations of researchers.
- To promote the development and use of scientific methods and tools for geographic research.
The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics 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.
As part of its effort to encourage and support projects that explicitly integrate education and basic research, GSS provides support to improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects undertaken by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities when the dissertation research is conducted in a scientifically sound manner and it offers strong potential for enhancing more general scientific knowledge.
This solicitation addresses the preparation and evaluation of proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) awards.
Instructions for submission of proposals for regular research awards; proposals for awards for conferences, workshops, group-travel support, and community-development or community-serving activities; proposals for research coordination network (RCN) awards; and proposals for rapid-response research (RAPID) awards appear in another GSS solicitation (http://xxx.nsf.gov).
GSS Strategic Plan, 2011-2015
Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) Program
Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Opportunities
Other Programs in the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)
Programs in the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)
Opportunities Managed by the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA)
Programs in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB)
Programs in the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)
Programs in the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS)
Programs in the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) Opportunities
NSF Strategic Plan, 2012-2016
THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF
Geography and Environmental Sciences
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program