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NSF’s Marine Geology and Geophysics Program eliminates proposal submission deadlines (5/24/17)

May 28, 2019

The Marine Geology and Geophysics Program (MGG) in the Division of Ocean Sciences will, as of June 1, 2017, eliminate target dates and accept proposals for consideration at any time, as is presently done in several other programs in NSF’s Directorate for Geosciences. This action is being taken to enable greater flexibility for the community and reduce the burden on investigators, reviewers, and submitting institutions. New proposals will be accepted any time after July 1, 2017. Proposals requesting ship time should allow for at least 18 months of lead time for those projects requiring Academic Research Fleet Global- or Ocean-Class vessels and at least 12 months for all other ship requests.

The Marine Geology and Geophysics Program will continue to maintain a high-quality merit review system using ad hoc mail reviews and panels, as appropriate. For those unfamiliar with how no-submission deadline processes work, FAQs and other relevant information can be found on the NSF Division of Ocean Sciences webpage.

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