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Appointment of H. Lawrence Clark as Acting Division Director of Ocean Sciences
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. H. Lawrence Clark as Acting Division Director of Ocean Sciences effective October 1, 2004. Mr. Clark will serve as the Acting Division Director while the final stages of the recruitment is carried out to replace Dr. James Yoder who is departing NSF on September 30, 2004.

Mr. Clark has served as the Section Head for the Ocean Section in the Division of Ocean Sciences since November 2000 and from 1993- 2000 he served as Program Director for Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination. Mr. Clark received his Master’s degrees in 1972 from Southeastern Massachusetts University and in 1975 from Cornell University. He has been with the Foundation since 1979.

Margaret Leinen
Assistant Director for Geosciences

September 27, 2004

NOTICE: SIGNIFICANT GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDE CHANGES
A critical new requirement for proposals received after January 1, 2002, is that (1) the intellectual merit of the proposed activity; and (2) the broader impacts resulting from the proposed activity must be addressed explicitly in both the project summary and project description. While Investigators routinely address the Intellectual Merit criterion, treatment of Broader Impacts has been inconsistent. Both criteria must be addressed. NSF policy states that proposals not consistent with these instructions may not be considered by NSF. Please help us avoid taking this drastic action by ensuring you pay careful attention and address both criteria in your proposal.

New Deadline for REU Proposals
The deadline date for REU proposals has been changed. The new deadline is August 16th annually. A new program solicitation will be issued in Spring 2004 and will be linked to the NSF REU web site.

April 13, 2004

New Facilities Report Available
The report Facilities to Empower Geosciences Discovery, 2004-2008 (NSF 03-053) has been issued. This report complements the Science Plan, NSF Geosciences Beyond 2000 (NSF 00-27) issued in 2000. Electronic copies are available from the link below. For hard copies, please contact Tom Spence at 703.292.8500 or tspence@nsf.gov. (September 2003)



Atmospheric Sciences

NOTICE: SIGNIFICANT GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDE CHANGES
A critical new requirement for proposals received since January 1, 2002, is that (1) the intellectual merit of the proposed activity; and (2) the broader impacts resulting from the proposed activity must be addressed explicitly in both the project summary and project description. While Investigators routinely address the Intellectual Merit criterion, treatment of Broader Impacts has been inconsistent. Both criteria must be addressed. NSF policy states that proposals not consistent with these instructions may not be considered by NSF. Please help us avoid taking this drastic action by ensuring you pay careful attention and address both criteria in your proposal.

New Deadline for REU Proposals
The deadline date for REU proposals has been changed. The new deadline is August 16th annually. A new program solicitation will be issued in Spring 2004 and will be linked to the NSF REU web site.

April 13, 2004



Earth Sciences

Division of Earth Sciences Data Sharing Policy
This statement provides guidelines from the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR), National Science Foundation, for the implementation of the Foundation's Data Sharing Policy. The overall purpose and fundamental objective of these policy statements is to ensure and facilitate full and open access to quality data for research and education in the Earth Sciences. These guidelines are considered to be a binding condition on all EAR-supported projects.

NOTICE: SIGNIFICANT GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDE CHANGES
A critical new requirement for proposals received since January 1, 2002, is that (1) the intellectual merit of the proposed activity; and (2) the broader impacts resulting from the proposed activity must be addressed explicitly in both the project summary and project description. While Investigators routinely address the Intellectual Merit criterion, treatment of Broader Impacts has been inconsistent. Both criteria must be addressed. NSF policy states that proposals not consistent with these instructions may not be considered by NSF. Please help us avoid taking this drastic action by ensuring you pay careful attention and address both criteria in your proposal.

New Deadline for REU Proposals
The deadline date for REU proposals has been changed. The new deadline is August 16th annually. A new program solicitation will be issued in Spring 2004 and will be linked to the NSF REU web site.

April 13, 2004



Ocean Sciences

Appointment of H. Lawrence Clark as Acting Division Director of Ocean Sciences
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. H. Lawrence Clark as Acting Division Director of Ocean Sciences effective October 1, 2004. Mr. Clark will serve as the Acting Division Director while the final stages of the recruitment is carried out to replace Dr. James Yoder who is departing NSF on September 30, 2004.

Mr. Clark has served as the Section Head for the Ocean Section in the Division of Ocean Sciences since November 2000 and from 1993- 2000 he served as Program Director for Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination. Mr. Clark received his Master’s degrees in 1972 from Southeastern Massachusetts University and in 1975 from Cornell University. He has been with the Foundation since 1979.

Margaret Leinen
Assistant Director for Geosciences

September 27, 2004

NOTICE: SIGNIFICANT GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDE CHANGES
A critical new requirement for proposals received after January 1, 2002, is that (1) the intellectual merit of the proposed activity; and (2) the broader impacts resulting from the proposed activity must be addressed explicitly in both the project summary and project description. While Investigators routinely address the Intellectual Merit criterion, treatment of Broader Impacts has been inconsistent. Both criteria must be addressed. NSF policy states that proposals not consistent with these instructions may not be considered by NSF. Please help us avoid taking this drastic action by ensuring you pay careful attention and address both criteria in your proposal.

New Deadline for REU Proposals
The deadline date for REU proposals has been changed. The new deadline is August 16th annually. A new program solicitation will be issued in Spring 2004 and will be linked to the NSF REU web site.

April 13, 2004




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