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Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination
B - Readily funds technology as part of an award
National Science Foundation (NSF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent Federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science; [and] to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare” by supporting research and education in all fields of science and engineering.
The Oceanographic Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination (OTIC) Program supports a broad range of research and technology development activities. Unsolicited proposals are accepted for instrumentation development that has broad applicability to ocean science research projects and that enhance observational, experimental or analytical capabilities of the ocean science research community. Specific announcements for funding opportunities are made for additional projects involving Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML) and the National Ocean Partnership Program.
History of Funding
Previously granted research projects can be seen here.
A map with previous research projects can be found here: https://www.nsf.gov/awards/award_visualization.jsp?org=NSF&pims_id=12724&ProgEleCode=1680&from=fund
The full proposal should present the (1) objectives and scientific, engineering, or educational significance of the proposed work; (2) suitability of the methods to be employed; (3) qualifications of the investigator and the grantee organization; (4) effect of the activity on the infrastructure of science, engineering and education, if applicable; and (5) amount of funding required.
NOTE: A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 20-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
There are no restrictions on eligibility for the program.
Full proposals are accepted anytime for this program.
Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds. No cost sharing is required.
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