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Tectonics (TE)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 22-515 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.


The Tectonics Program (TE) supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed at understanding the evolution and deformation of continental lithosphere and how deformational processes have modified the lithosphere through geologic time. Because understanding such large-scale phenomena commonly requires a variety of expertise and methods, TE supports integrated research involving the disciplines of structural geology, petrology, geochronology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, rock mechanics, paleomagnetics, geodesy, and other geophysical techniques. Proposals to elucidate the processes that act on the lithosphere at various time-scales, either at depth or the surface, are encouraged.

Program contacts

David M. Fountain
Program Director
dfountai@nsf.gov (703) 292-4751
Stephen Harlan
Program Director
sharlan@nsf.gov (703) 292-8552

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