SHINE and the NSF’s Solar Terrestrial Research (STR) Program. Paul Bellaire [email protected] STR Program Director Division of Atmospheric Sciences National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 775 S Arlington, Virginia 22230.
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SHINE and the NSF’s
Solar Terrestrial Research
STR Program Director
Division of Atmospheric Sciences
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 775 S
Arlington, Virginia 22230
“To promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.”
ANNUAL UARS BUDGETS
FY2008 budget of $7.876M
Additional Funds Provided to STR in FY2008:
$120K from UARS reserves
$72K from AFOSR for REU support
$144K from NSF EPSCoR Office
Solar-Terrestrial Physics: +2.0%
Magnetospheric Physics: +2.0%
Upper Atmosphere Facilities: +2.0%
NSF budget increases (if any)
for FY09 are ‘To Be Determined!’
Note the approximate three year periodicity – submissions grow steadily and peak about every three years, then crash. In the absence of fiscal growth, years of peak submission tend to coincide with years of low success rate.
This is the inevitable result of the standard three-year duration of awards typically favored by the NSF. However, longer awards are now more common, skewing these trends.
32 Submissions, 6 Projects Funded!
FY2008 Awardees in Surname Alphabetical Order:
Paul Bellan, CalTech
Bill Matthaeus, University of Delaware
Dusan Odstrcil, University of Colorado
Eliot Quataert, University of California at Berkeley
Katharine Reeves, Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory
Brian Welsch, University of California at Berkeley
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!
Total SHINE Expenditures:
$1.68M in FY08
~$2.0M expected in FY09
~$2.0M expected in FY10
• Upcoming Deadline for the SHINE Competition
Proposals due 20 Aug 2008; approx $800K in new funds will be available. Panel to be held in the Oct-Nov 2008 timeframe. Funds to be awarded around Jan 2009.
• Upcoming Deadline for SHINE Postdocs, Program Solicitation NSF 06-584:
Proposals due 3 Feb 2009
NOTE:GRANTS.GOV is NO LONGER obligatory for SHINE Postdocs!!
SHINE is one of several NSF programs currently testing the Grants.gov concept.
Your feedback on Grants.gov would be appreciated.
• Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
(Proposals due 22 Jan 2009)
• Special NSF Programs
CAREER (Proposals due TBD; Spring 2009?)
Kudos to STR CAREER Awardees since 2004:
Sarbani Basu Joe Giacalone DebiPrasad Choudhary
Amy Winebarger Ilia Roussev Merav Opher
Jie Zhang Jiong Qiu
National Space Weather Program (NSWP) (Unlikely to be competed in FY09 due to budget constraints)
Program for Research and Education with Small Telescopes (PREST)
(AST No Longer Requesting Proposals)
CubeSat-based Science Missions for Space Weather & Atmospheric Research
(Proposals due 10 Feb 2009)
Major Research Equipment Facilities & Construction (MREFC)
The ATST telescope project is managed by NSF Astronomy and is still being assessed by the National Science Board and NSF leadership
DASI? Still to be defined and submitted by the community...!
The next deadline should be announced in December 2008! Space physics students should consider this for the summer of ‘09!
The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. The institutes last approximately eight weeks from June to August.
Read & Heed!
The concept of “transformative research” is now formally part of NSF’s ‘Intellectual Merit’ review criterion
New restrictions on font type and font size!
Revised NSF cover page and budget page formats!
Get your copy at the NSF web site!
I must respond to the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA, pronounced “Gipp-Rah”)
I need “research nuggets!!” (Colorful graphics preferred!)
Annual Reports are due 90 days before award anniversary date!
Your funding increment – and that of any of your current Co-PIs on any NSF grant – is delayed until your report is approved!
Please submit a No Cost Extension if you cannot expend your annual budget due to unforeseen circumstances – do not just delay the submission of your annual report
Unless you’ve been informed that your review is for a special competition or a specific panel, your review is for a proposal submitted to my core STR program. I need to obtain a minimum of 3 written reviews within 6 months.
Special NSF competitions and panels have deadlines. However, core STR reviews, which are strictly mail-in, do not have hard deadlines (other than the NSF’s de facto 6 month rule).I would prefer to receive a delayed review than none at all.