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Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry (GG)


Name Email Phone Room
Enriqueta  C. Barrera ebarrera@nsf.gov (703) 292-7780  785 N  
Hailiang  Dong hdong@nsf.gov (703) 292-7780  785 N  
David  Domanski ddomansk@nsf.gov (703) 292-4733  785 N  


Solicitation  15-559

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR 200). Please be advised that the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Henceforth, investigators can submit proposals to the Program at any time. Proposals submitted to other program solicitations, such as CAREER or EAR Post-Doctoral Fellowships, should continue to meet their respective deadlines.


The Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program focuses on geochemical processes in terrestrial Earth’s surface environmental systems, as well as the interaction of geochemical and biological processes. The program supports field, laboratory, theoretical, and modeling studies of these processes and related mechanisms at all spatial and temporal scales. Studies may address: 1) inorganic and/or organic geochemical processes occurring at or near the Earth’s surface now and in the past, and across the broad spectrum of interfaces ranging in scale from planetary and regional to mineral-surface and supramolecular; 2) the role of life in the transformation and evolution of Earth’s geochemical cycles; 3) surficial chemical and biogeochemical systems and cycles, including their modification through environmental change and human activities; 4) low-temperature aqueous geochemical processes; 5) mineralogy and chemistry of earth materials; 6) geomicrobiology and biomineralization processes; and 7) medical mineralogy and geochemistry.  The Program encourages research that focusses on geochemical processes as they are coupled with physical and biological processes in the critical zone. The Program also supports work on the development of tools, methods, and models for the advancement of low-temperature geochemistry and geobiology.  

The Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program is interested in supporting transformational and cutting-edge research.  The Program is highly interdisciplinary and interfaces with other programs within the Earth Surface Section and with programs in biology, chemistry and engineering.



Continental Dynamics

EAR Education and Human Resources


Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics (GLD)


Hydrologic Sciences (HS)

Petrology and Geochemistry

Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology


Collaboration in Mathematical Geosciences

Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

Ecosystem Science

Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change

Research Coordination Networks (RCN)



Surface Earth Processes Section

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program



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