frequently engages in joint review of regular research proposals with other nsf programs. while gss program directors hope most proposals are submitted on or very close to those dates, they intend to include proposals submitted within two weeks following the target date of the competition. proposals submitted more than two weeks after the target date will be evaluated only if prior arrangements have been made with a gss program director. ddri proposals should be prepared in accordance with the terms of the gpg except for the modifications specified in the sbe ddri solicitation and the gss ddri specifics page. review processregular proposals usually are sent to five or more outside reviewers and are evaluated by at least two members of the gss advisory panel (18 eminent geographers and spatial scientists representing all major subfields). major research proposal which frames the research hypothesis or problems to be investigated, including access to information and problems overcome;.
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Develop a Research Proposal - Sample Proposals
submitted for consideration by the geography and spatial sciences program at nsf tend to be most competitive if the research is grounded in relevant geographical theory, if it focuses on one or a few core questions grounded in the theoretical framework that has been established, if it articulates how scientifically sound methods will be used to explore the validity of answers to the core questions, and if the results are likely to contribute not only specific answers to those specific questions but also to the enhancement of broader geographic and/or spatial scientific theory. frequently engages in joint review of regular research proposals with other nsf programs. should contact the relevant admissions tutor in physical or human geography in the first instance (physical. investigators who believe that their work might be appropriate for joint review are encouraged to contact program officers for all programs they think might have interest in their work well in advance of proposal-submission target dates or deadlines in order to assess whether joint review may be a viable option and to write their proposal accordingly. note that the deadline dates listed on the "due dates" listing above do not apply to regular research proposals; those deadline dates identify strict deadlines for doctoral dissertation research improvement (ddri) proposals.'s mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country.