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Biological Oceanography

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See PD 23-1650 for the latest version.

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 research in biological oceanography and marine ecology in environments ranging from estuarine and coastal systems to the deep sea and the Great Lakes.


The Biological Oceanography Program supports fundamental research in biological oceanography and marine ecology (populations to the ecosystems) broadly defined: relationships among aquatic organisms and their interactions with the environments of the oceans or Great Lakes. Projects submitted to the program are often interdisciplinary efforts that may include participation by other OCE or BIO Programs.  Details on research topics funded by the Program, including supplements, RAPIDS, and EAGERS, can be found by selecting the link under Related URLS titled: “Additional Program Information.” To view research projects funded by the Program select the link below titled “What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts).”

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23-1650 Biological Oceanography

Karl D. Castillo
kcastill@nsf.gov (703) 292-8988
Jayne Gardiner
jgardine@nsf.gov (703) 292-4828
Joaquin Martinez Martinez
jmartine@nsf.gov (703) 292-8163
Cynthia L. Suchman
csuchman@nsf.gov (703) 292-2092 GEO/OCE
Daniel Thornhill
dthornhi@nsf.gov (703) 292-8143 GEO/RISE

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