Faculty Development in the Space Sciences

National Science Foundation (NSF) - NSF 19-558

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Program Summary

The Geospace Section of the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences is pleased to offer awards for the creation of new tenure-track faculty positions within the intellectual disciplines which comprise the space sciences to ensure the health and vitality of solar and space sciences on university teaching faculties. The aim of these awards is to integrate research topics in solar and space physics into basic physics, astronomy, electrical engineering, geoscience, meteorology, computer science, and applied mathematics programs, and to develop space physics graduate programs capable of training the next generation of leaders in this field. Space Science is interdisciplinary in nature and the Faculty Development in the Space Sciences awardees will be expected to establish partnerships within the university community. NSF funding will support the entire academic year salary and benefits of the newly recruited tenure-track faculty member for a duration of up to five years with a total award amount not to exceed $1,500,000.

Program Details

One.
There are no restrictions or limits.
  • Career award
  • Natural Sciences
  • U.S. citizens may apply
  • U.S. permanent residents may apply
  • Foreign nationals may apply
Anticipated funding amount for all awards: $4.5 million
5 years.
Three to four.
Voluntary cost share is not allowed

Principal Investigators should be someone at the university with the authority to implement the proposed program and select and hire the new faculty member. These may be, but are not limited to, a Dean, a Provost, a Director of a university associated research institute, a Department Chairperson, or a senior tenured faculty member.

Rice Internal Due Dates

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03/11/2019
03/12/2019
03/20/2019
04/01/2019
03/29/2019

Sponsor Due Dates

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05/24/2019

Application Instructions

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