**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 topics associated with

  • Structure and evolution of the oceanic lithosphere
  • Active rifts and transforms
  • Convergent and passive margins
  • Paleoceanography and related paleoclimate; sea level change
  • Stratigraphy and sediment architecture
  • Origin, diagenesis, transport, and accumulation of sediments
  • Petrology; fluids within the crust and sediments
  • Geohazards including earthquake potential, faulting, mass wasting, tsunamis, hydrate stability

The Marine Geology and Geophysics Program is interested in supporting cutting-edge research that involves field and laboratory programs, methods development, modeling, and analysis and/or synthesis of existing data. The Program interfaces with other programs within Ocean Sciences and with several programs within Earth Sciences.

Deadline: 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.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295449