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.

Biological Oceanography Office Hours

April 4, 2022

The National Science Foundation Biological Oceanography Program is pleased to announce a new event series that will begin this month: Biological Oceanography Office Hours. 


Office Hours will be a new opportunity for our scientific community to ask questions about the Program and our review process. We encourage anyone considering submitting a research proposal or who has questions about our Program to attend. 


Our Office Hours events will take place during the final week of each month. Each event will first focus on a specific topic, followed by an open question and answer session.We encourage everyone to attend even if they are not interested in the selected topic, as there will also be time allocated for general questions during each event. 


Our first event will take place on Monday, April 25th, 3-4 pm ET. Our topic will be Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER Proposals submission to Biological Oceanography. To attend, please follow this link and register for the meeting via Zoom. Advance registration is required. 


Future topics include: Annual Reports, Proposal Review, Applied and Foundational Research, and more! 

For any questions or further inquiries, please contact program Science Assistant Joe Townsend ( or Program Director Mike Sieracki (