National Science Foundation

NSF: Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS)

Program Summary

The Geospace Section of the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, to ensure the health and vitality of solar and space sciences on university teaching faculties, is pleased to offer awards for the creation of new tenure-track faculty positions within the intellectual disciplines which comprise the space sciences. 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.


Institutions may submit only one proposal in response to this solicitation.

Award Information

2 awards are expected depending upon the quality of the submissions and the availability of funds.  $600,000 will be made available for this competition in FY 2014. Under this solicitation, proposals may be submitted for any funding amount per year up to $400,000, and for up to five years. The typical award size will be $100,000-$300,000 per year. Total requests are expected to be around $1 million and should not exceed $1.5 million.

To comply with the limitation described above, please contact Tom Rice ( or 335-0256) in the Office of the Provost, by Monday, December 9, 2013, if you are interested in applying.

Date Due to DSP or UIF01/20/2014
Date Due to Sponsor01/27/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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