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**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The Marine Geology and Geophysics program supports research on all aspects of geology and geophysics of the ocean basins and margins, as well as the Great Lakes.

The Program includes:

  • Structure, tectonic evolution and volcanic activity of the ocean basins, the continental margins, the mid-ocean ridges, and island arc systems
  • Processes controlling exchange of heat and chemical species between seawater and ocean rocks
  • Genesis, chemistry, and mineralogic evolution of marine sediments
  • Processes controlling deposition, erosion and transport of marine sediments
  • Past ocean circulation patterns and climates and
  • Interactions of continental and marine geologic processes

Deadline: Beginning July 1, 2017, investigators can submit proposals to the MG&G Core Program at any time. 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.  Proposals submitted to other program solicitations, such as GeoPRISMS and P2C2, should continue to meet their respective deadlines.

Announcement: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11726&org=OCE&sel_org=OCE&from=fund