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Researchers to Dig Deep Into Wyoming Basin for Global Warming Clues

About 55 million years ago, the Earth burped up a massive release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – an amount equivalent to burning all the petroleum and other fossil fuels that exist today. “And we don’t know where it came from,” says University of New Hampshire’s Will Clyde, associate professor of geology. “This is a big part of the carbon cycle that affected the climate system, and we don’t understand it.”

UNH Receives NSF Grant to Study Changes in Climate, Population, and Land Use in Africa

The University of New Hampshire has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study changes in land use and conservation around national parks in Africa as part of a larger investigation of tropical deforestation and degradation, which are major causes of global climate change.

Guidelines Announced for UNH Competition to Select Project for NSF PIRE Program

Guidelines have been released for the internal pre-proposal competition UNH will conduct to select the one project from UNH allowed by NSF to be submitted to the 2011 Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program

NSF Announces PIRE Program RFP and Webinar

NSF has published the new solicitation for the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program.  The solicitation (NSF 11-564) describes a number of significant changes to this limited submission program, including:

National Robotics Initiative - New Multi-agency Program of NSF, NASA, NIH, and USDA

To accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside, or cooperatively with, people, several federal agencies have jointly announced the National Robotics Initiative.  

NSF Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Has New Proposal Submission Process

The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is implementing an eight month cycle for proposal submission and will initiate new procedures, on a trial basis, for the submission and review of research proposals beginning in Fall, 2011.

The new deadlines for submitting proposals are:

 

September 06, 2011
May 21, 2012
January 28, 2013

NSF Releases New Solicitation for CAREER Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new solicitation for their premier program for early career investigators. the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER).   The current announcement, NSF 11-690, will be in effect for 2011, 2012 and 2013.


Changes from the previous soliciation include:

Reminder: Data Management Plans are Required for NSF Proposals Submitted/Due After January 18th

The requirements of the new National Science Foundation Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 11-1) are now in effect.

New NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

The National Science Foundation has issued a revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 11-1).  The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 18, 2011

 

New NSF General Grant Conditions (GC-1) Effective October 1, 2010

Effective October 1, 2010 (except as noted below) new NSF grants and funding amendments to existing NSF grants begin referencing and are subject to the Grant General Conditions (GC-1) dated 10/10. 

 

Exceptions:   

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