National Science Foundation

NSF: Critical Zone Observatory National Office (CZO-NO)

Program Summary

This solicitation calls for proposals to establish a Critical Zone Observatory National Office (CZO-NO) to facilitate activities of the network of Critical Zone Observatories (CZO). The CZO-NO will facilitate coordination of research and educational programs of the CZO network and provide a centralized entity, which will represent the CZO network with the scientific community and the public. The CZO-NO will have two main functions: to coordinate the network of CZOs and to disseminate information to a number of audiences. The CZO-NO is expected to work with the CZO community and to share CZO discoveries, data and research opportunities with the broad scientific community capable of using these data and information.


Organizations and individuals involved in CZO awards will not be eligible to serve as the CZO National Office awardee.

Collaborative Proposals submitted as separate submissions from multiple organizations are NOT allowed for this competition.

Award Information

Internal Selection Procedure
The Office of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor’s selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
1. A two page CV; and
2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's Tuesday, July 16, 2013, deadline.


Proposal Due to OVPRED05/07/2013 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF07/09/2013
Date Due to Sponsor07/16/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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