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Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG)

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NSF 22-624

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Supports observational, theoretical, laboratory and archival data research in astronomy and astrophysics.

Supports observational, theoretical, laboratory and archival data research in astronomy and astrophysics.


The Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG) Program is an inclusive and flexible funding opportunity to support research in the astronomical sciences. The Program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for observational, theoretical, laboratory, and archival data studies in astronomy and astrophysics. The Program also considers proposals for projects and tools that enable or enhance astronomical research. Proposals may span multiple disciplines and/or areas of study and may utilize multiple techniques.

Program contacts

EXC: Extragalactic astronomy

GAL: Galactic astronomy

PLA: Planetary astronomy

SAA: Stellar astronomy and astrophysics

Hans A. Krimm (SAA Lead)
Coordinator, Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics (SAA) Lead
hkrimm@nsf.gov (703) 292-2761 MPS/AST
Andreas A. Berlind (EXC Lead)
Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology (EXC) Lead
aberlind@nsf.gov (703)292-5387 MPS/AST
Jacqueline Keane (PLA Lead)
Planetary Astronomy (PLA) Lead
jkeane@nsf.gov (703) 292-8123 MPS/AST
Glen Langston (GAL Lead)
Galactic Astronomy (GAL) Lead
glangsto@nsf.gov (703) 292-4937 MPS/AST
Carrie Black (PLA)
cblack@nsf.gov 703-292-2426 MPS/AST
Christopher J. Davis (GAL)
chrdavis@nsf.gov (703) 292-4910 MPS/AST
Daniel C. Fabrycky (PLA)
dfabryck@nsf.gov (703) 292-8490 MPS/AST
Harshal Gupta (GAL)
Lab Astro
hgupta@nsf.gov (703) 292-5039 MPS/AST
Juan P. Madrid (EXC)
jmadrid@nsf.gov (703) 292-7297 MPS/AST
Alison Peck (EXC)
apeck@nsf.gov 703-292-2522 MPS/AST
Joseph E. Pesce (EXC)
jpesce@nsf.gov (703) 292-7373 MPS/AST
Andrea Prestwich (EXC, SAA)
aprestwi@nsf.gov (703) 292-2210
Luca Rizzi (SAA)
lrizzi@nsf.gov (703) 292-4622 MPS/AST
Nigel A. Sharp (EXC)
nsharp@nsf.gov (703) 292-4905 MPS/PHY
Martin D. Still (SAA, PLA)
mstill@nsf.gov (703) 292-4290 MPS/AST

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