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Oceanographic Centers, Facilities and Equipment

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived.

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.


NSF supports construction, conversion, acquisition, and operation of major shared-use oceanographic facilities. The University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) schedules these facilities and expeditionary programs. This program supports expensive facilities that are necessary for NSF-funded research and training of oceanographers. Examples of these facilities are ships, submersibles, large shipboard equipment, and shared-use instruments to collect and analyze data. NSF encourages local contributions from nonfederal funds; however, there is no fixed requirement for institutional contributions.

Program contacts

Matthew J. Hawkins
mjhawkin@nsf.gov (703) 292-7407 BFA/RIO
Rose Dufour
rdufour@nsf.gov (703) 292-8811 GEO/OCE
James Holik
jholik@nsf.gov (703) 292-7711
Kandace S. Binkley
Associate Program Director
kbinkley@nsf.gov (703) 292-8583 GEO/OCE
Jean M. McGovern
jmcgover@nsf.gov (703) 292-7591
Brian Midson
bmidson@nsf.gov (703) 292-8145 GEO/OCE
Holly E. Smith
Assistant Program Director
hesmith@nsf.gov (703) 292-8583 OD/OGC

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