EAR/IF will consider proposals for development of new instrumentation, analytical techniques, or software that will extend current research and research training capabilities in the earth sciences. EAR/IF will consider proposals for support of national or regional multiuser facilities that will make complex and expensive instruments or systems of instruments broadly available to the Earth sciences research and student communities. EAR/IF will consider proposals for support for early career investigators to facilitate expedient operation of new research infrastructure proposed by the next generation of leaders in the Earth Sciences. This opportunity allows for submission of a proposal for Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment that includes budget line items associated with support of a new full-time technician who will be dedicated to manage the instrument(s) being requested. Any request for technical support under this opportunity is limited to 3 years' duration and a declining schedule of maximum annual funding as follows. Support is available through grants or cooperative agreements awarded in response to investigator-initiated proposals.
Due date: July 19, 2010
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