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.

NEON O&M Competition Solicitation Update

August 5, 2021

Due to continued uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the delays they have caused in the competition for the management and operations of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), the National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new solicitation – NSF 21-603. Revisions to the solicitation include

  • new deadline dates for submission of Letters of Intent and full proposals;
  • revised funding amounts and award start date;
  • an updated description of the informational site visits;
  • clarified instructions about what should be included in the Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources section of the proposal; and
  • updated references to key documents.

If you have any questions, please contact Roland P. Roberts, NEON Operations Program Director, at