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Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 22-597 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 on surface Earth processes and environmental and evolutionary change. Focus areas include using the geologic record to study life; modern sedimentary processes and deep-time records; and dating and measuring geologic events and processes.


Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology supports innovative research that addresses the deep-time sedimentary crust and advances our understanding of environmental and evolutionary change.  The program seeks to fund projects that focus on: (1) the changing aspects of life, ecology, environments, and biogeography in geologic time based on fossil organisms and/or sedimentological data; (2) all aspects of the Earth's sedimentary lithosphere – insights into the geological processes and rich organic and inorganic resources locked in rock sequences; (3) the science of dating and measuring the sequence of events and rates of geological processes as manifested in Earth's deep-time (pre-Holocene) sedimentary and biological (fossil) record; and (4) the geologic record of the production, transportation, and deposition of modern and ancient physical and chemical sediments.

Program contacts

Dena M. Smith
earsgp@nsf.gov (703) 292-7431 GEO/EAR
Yurena Yanes
earsgp@nsf.gov (703) 292-8551 GEO/EAR

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