Friday, July 27, 2012

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants

National Science Foundation


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 07/25/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Document Type:Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:12-589
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:Jul 25, 2012
Creation Date:Jul 26, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Nov 15, 2012    Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): September 15, 2012 - November 15, 2012 September 15 - November 15, Annually Thereafter
Current Closing Date for Applications:Nov 15, 2012    Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): September 15, 2012 - November 15, 2012 September 15 - November 15, Annually Thereafter
Archive Date:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant 
Category of Funding Activity:Science and Technology and other Research and Development 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:100
Estimated Total Program Funding:$40,000,000
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:
CFDA Number(s):47.049  --  Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:No

Eligible Applicants

Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Agency Name

National Science Foundation


The Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG) Program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for observational, theoretical, laboratory and archival data studies in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics, including but not limited to the following areas of study:Planetary Astronomy: Studies of Solar System and extrasolar planets; the detailed characterization, structure and composition of the surfaces, interiors, and atmospheres of planets and satellites; the nature of small bodies (asteroids, comets, and Kuiper-belt objects); the inter-planetary medium; and the origin, formation, and development of the Solar System and other planetary systems.Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics: Studies of the structure and activity of the Sun and other stars; the physical properties and composition of all types of single and multiple stars; compact objects and their interactions; star formation and stellar evolution; stellar nucleosynthesis; and the properties of atoms and molecules of relevance to stellar astronomy.Galactic Astronomy: Studies on the composition, structure and evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy and nearby galaxies. Research may focus on the stellar populations in these galaxies; the characteristics of star clusters; the interstellar medium; and the properties of atomic and molecular constituents of the interstellar medium.Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology: Studies of the Universe beyond our Galaxy. Research topics include galaxy formation, evolution and interaction; active galaxies; quasars; the intergalactic medium; large-scale structure; and all areas of cosmology.Proposals submitted to the AAG Program do not require categorization into one of the study areas identified above. Proposals may span multiple disciplines and/or areas of study and may utilize multiple techniques. Please contact the program officer in your thematic area if you have any questions about proposal preparation and submission. 

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