$1.8 million for EarthScope program

11th July 2012 The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 07/11/2012 . If updates have been made to the…

11th July 2012

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Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: 12-574
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Jul 11, 2012
Creation Date: Jul 11, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications: Sep 24, 2012    Full Proposal Deadline(s): September 24, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications: Sep 24, 2012    Full Proposal Deadline(s): September 24, 2012
Archive Date: Oct 24, 2012
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,800,000
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor: $1,800,000
CFDA Number(s): 47.050  —  Geosciences
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Eligible Applicants

Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

*Organization Limit: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -For-profit organizations: U.S. commercial organizations, especially small businesses with strong capabilities in scientific or engineering research or education. -Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities. -Universities and Colleges – Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.

Agency Name

National Science Foundation

Description

EarthScope is an Earth science program to explore the four-dimensional structure of the North American continent. The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and evolution, and composition and structure of the deep Earth. In addition, EarthScope offers a centralized forum for Earth science education at all levels and an excellent opportunity to develop cyberinfrastructure to integrate, distribute, and analyze diverse data sets. The EarthScope Facility, consisting of the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO), the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD), and USArray, is a multi-purpose array of instruments and observatories that greatly expands the observational capabilities of the Earth sciences and permits us to advance our understanding of the structure, evolution, and dynamics of the North American continent. This Solicitation invites single or collaborative proposals for a new SAFOD Management Office (SMO). The SMO will ensure that SAFOD is operated, managed, and maintained in a manner that facilitates ongoing use of SAFOD for independent PI-driven Earth science research.

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