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Division of Astronomical Sciences

Management and Operations of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center

This program has been archived.


Name Email Phone Room
Richard  E. Barvainis rbarvai@nsf.gov (703) 292-4891  1045 S  


Solicitation  04-515

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.




Proposals are solicited to manage and operate the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC) through a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). NAIC provides Federally-funded, ground-based observing facilities for radio astronomy, planetary radar, and terrestrial aeronomy. Proposals should cover the five-year period beginning October 1, 2005, and should describe how the proposer will provide forefront observing capabilities and support for US astronomers; lead development of new instruments and techniques; support a top quality scientific staff; archive and disseminate observational results; provide education programs at all levels; and coordinate partnerships with universities, non-Federal observatories, and industry in support of these objectives.

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program


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