The National Science Foundation has announced the Critical Zone Observatories program, which is limited to one lead proposal per institution. The program is designed to "establish a networked set of Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) that will address pressing interdisciplinary scientific questions concerning geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes and their couplings that govern critical zone system dynamics."
Award: $5 million over five years
Mandatory notification of interest in applying: Due by 5 p.m. July 26, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org . Include a working title or a brief description of the proposed project, and identify the NC State principal investigators.
Internal preproposal submission: Due by 5 p.m. November 19, 2012 to email@example.com. Internal guidelines are available at http://research.ncsu.edu/rdo/
Estimated internal review completion: November 30, 2012
NSF proposal deadline: February 5, 2013
For more information and a link to the program solicitation, see http://research.ncsu.edu/rdo/