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.

Biological Oceanography Office Hours

The National Science Foundation Biological Oceanography Program is pleased to announce a new event series that will begin this month: Biological Oceanography Office Hours. 


Office Hours will be a new opportunity for our scientific community to ask questions about the Program and our review process. We encourage anyone considering submitting a research proposal or who has questions about our Program to attend. 


Our Office Hours events will take place during the final week of each month. Each event will first focus on a specific topic, followed by an open question and answer session.We encourage everyone to attend even if they are not interested in the selected topic, as there will also be time allocated for general questions during each event. 


Our first event will take place on Monday, April 25th, 3-4 pm ET. Our topic will be Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER Proposals submission to Biological Oceanography. To attend, please follow this link and register for the meeting via Zoom. Advance registration is required. 


Future topics include: Annual Reports, Proposal Review, Applied and Foundational Research, and more! 

For any questions or further inquiries, please contact program Science Assistant Joe Townsend ( or Program Director Mike Sieracki (