EarthScope – SAFOD Management Office (SMO)

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12574/nsf12574.htm

National Science Foundation NSF

Institutional Eligibility and Program Limitations:
Only one application per institution is allowed. For the purposes of this program, institutions are broadly defined as Universities, Colleges, non-profit and for-profit organizations. Therefore, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Agrilife Research, and TEES are each eligible to submit a proposal. Any PI associated with one of these institutions is allowed to lead the proposal.

Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Summary:
EarthScope is an Earth science program to explore the four-dimensional structure of the North American continent. The EarthScope Program provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on fault properties and the earthquake process, strain transfer, magmatic and hydrous fluids in the crust and mantle, plate boundary processes, large-scale continental deformation, continental structure and evolution, and composition and structure of the deep Earth. In addition, EarthScope offers a centralized forum for Earth science education at all levels and an excellent opportunity to develop cyberinfrastructure to integrate, distribute, and analyze diverse data sets.

The EarthScope Facility, consisting of the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO), the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD), and USArray, is a multi-purpose array of instruments and observatories that greatly expands the observational capabilities of the Earth sciences and permits us to advance our understanding of the structure, evolution, and dynamics of the North American continent.
This Solicitation invites single or collaborative proposals for a new SAFOD Management Office (SMO). The SMO will ensure that SAFOD is operated, managed, and maintained in a manner that facilitates ongoing use of SAFOD for independent PI-driven Earth science research.

Dates:
August 8, 2012, 5:00 pm:  Deadline for an email of intent. Include the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project. 

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

August 15, 2012, 5:00 pm: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.
All proposals submitted for the Limited Submissions must be submitted electronically using the on-line application system, which is available at: https://eproposal.tamu.edu.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, Bio-sketch, and a budget.

This site is password protected. Texas A&M University tenure or tenure track faculty may use their neo password to access the system. To change your password go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Forget your password?" and enter the email account you used to setup your account.  If you need to setup a new account go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Need an eProposal Account," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact libbyp@tamu.edu or 979.845.1811.

August 22, 2012: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

September 24, 2012:  Deadline for the Full proposal, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization.

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.