NSF Responses to Natural Disasters
The National Science Foundation and its staff are deeply concerned for the people and organizations in the areas affected by recent hurricanes, and their aftermath. Affected researchers and organizations can be assured that they have our support.
For individuals from organizations affected by the recent hurricanes and considering submission of new proposals, NSF will be flexible regarding meeting stated deadlines. Researchers or sponsored projects office staff from organizations that have been affected by the hurricanes and are unable to meet stated deadlines should contact the cognizant program office to discuss the issue. NSF will consider extensions to the submission deadline on a case-by-case basis (and, in a few cases, on a program-by-program basis), understanding that it may be particularly difficult for individuals impacted to contact the Foundation. See NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide Chapter I.F for additional information on procedures for submitting such requests.
When freed from storm-related difficulties and responsibilities, investigators on current NSF awards should contact their Program Officers as soon as feasible to discuss how each NSF-supported project has been impacted.
We also have established an email address — firstname.lastname@example.org — for inquiries from organizations, faculty and students on NSF awards for issues related to these hurricanes and other natural disasters.
The Foundation will post updated information regarding specific, timely, and relevant research assistance opportunities on NSF.gov. We encourage you to visit the site regularly.
HURRICANE MARIA INFORMATION
- Important Notice No. 143 to Presidents of Universities and Colleges and Heads of Other National Science Foundation Grantee Organizations
- NSF will accept research proposals related to Hurricane Maria. For those interested in submitting proposals, please use guidelines described in Dear Colleague Letters 17-135 and 17-128.
- Information for GRFP Applicants and Reference Writers:
- For GRFP applicants and reference writers who are located in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and other islands in hurricane-impacted areas, there will be an extension of the application and reference letter deadlines until 5:00 p.m., submitter's local time, Friday December 29, 2017. Submitter's local time is determined by the applicant's mailing address. Updates will be posted on https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/, on https://www.nsf.gov/naturaldisasters/, and on https://www.nsfgrfp.org.
HURRICANE IRMA INFORMATION
- Important Notice No. 142 to Presidents of Universities and Colleges and Heads of Other National Science Foundation Grantee Organizations
- NSF 17-135, Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Accepting Proposals Related to Hurricane Irma
HURRICANE HARVEY INFORMATION
- Important Notice No. 141 to Presidents of Universities and Colleges and Heads of Other National Science Foundation Grantee Organizations
- NSF 17-128, Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Accepting Proposals Related to Hurricane Harvey
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