Geography and Spatial Sciences Program

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Geography and Spatial Sciences Program: As specified in the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program strategic plan, the goals of the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program are the following:To promote scientific research in geography and the spatial sciences that advances theory and basic understanding and that addresses the challenges facing society.To promote the integration of geographers and spatial scientists in interdisciplinary research.To promote education and training of geographers and spatial scientists in order to enhance the capabilities of current and future generations of researchers.To promote the development and use of scientific methods and tools for geographic research.The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns.As part of its effort to encourage and support projects that explicitly integrate education and basic research, GSS provides support to improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects undertaken by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities when the dissertation research is conducted in a scientifically sound manner and it offers strong potential for enhancing more general scientific knowledge.This solicitation addresses the preparation and evaluation of proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) awards.Instructions for submission of proposals for regular research awards; proposals for awards for conferences, workshops, group-travel support, and community-development or community-serving activities; proposals for research coordination network (RCN) awards; and proposals for rapid-response research (RAPID) awards appear in another GSS solicitation (
Federal Grant Title: Geography and Spatial Sciences Program
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 14-538
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.075
CFDA Descriptions: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Current Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2014 Full Proposal Deadline(s): August 1
Original Application Deadline: Aug 10, 2017 Full Proposal Deadline(s): August 14
Posted Date: Feb 19, 2014
Creation Date: Feb 19, 2014
Archive Date: Sep 12, 2027
Total Program Funding: $600,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $16,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $6,000
Expected Number of Awards: 40
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
-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.

*Who May Serve as PI:DDRI proposals must be submitted with a principal investigator (PI) and a co-principal investigator (co-PI).<br /><br />The PI must be the advisor of the doctoral student or another faculty member at the U.S. university where the doctoral student is enrolled. There is no limitation on the number of times that an individual may be the principal investigator on a DDRI proposal submitted to GSS, either during a specific competition or over the course of her/his career.<br /><br />A doctoral student may submit a DDRI proposal to GSS to support her/his dissertation research only twice during her/his lifetime. A student and her/his advisor therefore should carefully consider what times during the student's graduate program are most appropriate forsubmission ofa DDRI proposal.
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