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Management and Operations of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories and the National Solar Observatory

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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.

Synopsis

Proposals are solicited to manage and operate the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) and the National Solar Observatory (NSO) through a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). NOAO provides federally-funded, ground-based observing facilities for optical and infrared astronomy. NSO provides federally-funded, ground-based observing facilities for solar astronomy. Proposals should cover the 5 year period beginning April 1, 2003, and describe how the proposer will provide forefront observing capabilities and support for US astronomers; will lead development of new telescopes, instruments, and techniques; will support a top quality scientific staff; will archive and disseminate observational results; will provide education programs at all levels; and will coordinate partnerships with universities, non-federal observatories, and industry in support of these objectives. Proposals must provide budgets and management plans which provide administrative autonomy to NOAO and NSO within a single cooperative agreement.

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