Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG)

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Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Supports observational, theoretical, laboratory and archival data research in astronomy and astrophysics.


The Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG) Program is an inclusive and flexible funding opportunity to support research in the astronomical sciences. The Program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for observational, theoretical, laboratory, and archival data studies in astronomy and astrophysics. The Program also considers proposals for projects and tools that enable or enhance astronomical research. Proposals may span multiple disciplines and/or areas of study and may utilize multiple techniques.

Program contacts

EXC: Extragalactic astronomy

GAL: Galactic astronomy

PLA: Planetary astronomy

SAA: Stellar astronomy and astrophysics

Hans A. Krimm
Coordinator (703) 292-2761 MPS/AST
Andreas A. Berlind
Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology (EXC) Lead (703)292-5387 MPS/AST
Glen Langston
Galactic Astronomy (GAL) Lead (703) 292-4937 MPS/AST
Currently Vacant
Planetary and Exoplanetary (PLA) Lead none MPS/AST
Hans A. Krimm
Stellar Astronomy (SAA) Lead (703) 292-2761 MPS/AST
Carrie Black (PLA) 703-292-2426 MPS/AST
Christopher J. Davis (GAL) (703) 292-4910 MPS/AST
Harshal Gupta (GAL)
Lab Astro (703) 292-5039 MPS/AST
James Higdon (EXC, SAA) 703-292-2389 MPS/AST
Sarah Higdon (EXC, SAA) (703) 292-2541 MPS/AST
Zoran Ninkov (SAA) (703) 292-2533 MPS/AST
Alison Peck (EXC) 703-292-2522 MPS/AST
Joseph E. Pesce (EXC) (703) 292-7373 MPS/AST
Andrea Prestwich (EXC, SAA) (703) 292-2210 MPS/AST
Luca Rizzi (SAA) (703) 292-4622 MPS/AST
Nigel A. Sharp (EXC) (703) 292-4905 MPS/AST
Martin D. Still (PLA) (703) 292-4290 MPS/AST

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