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New NSF grants for oil spill

The National Science Foundation is ramping up to fund research projects that will probe inky depths of the Gulf of Mexico to determine the biological impact of the blown out Deepwater Horizon oil well, which continues to spew petroleum into the ocean. Marine geoscientist linkurl:Bilal Haq,;http://www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_bio.jsp?lan=bhaq&org=NSF&from_org= director of NSF's Marine Geology and Geophysics program, is spearheading the agency's effort to fund researchers speeding to the Gulf to study

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The National Science Foundation is ramping up to fund research projects that will probe inky depths of the Gulf of Mexico to determine the biological impact of the blown out Deepwater Horizon oil well, which continues to spew petroleum into the ocean.
Marine geoscientist linkurl:Bilal Haq,;http://www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_bio.jsp?lan=bhaq&org=NSF&from_org= director of NSF's Marine Geology and Geophysics program, is spearheading the agency's effort to fund researchers speeding to the Gulf to study the spill's environmental effects. Haq told __The Scientist__ that the NSF is in the process of planning a program to fund long-term research into the impact of the spill, but that in the meantime the agency is reviewing grant applications submitted under a special disaster-response funding stream. The agency has received several Rapid Response Research (RAPID) proposals from researchers around the country. "There have been about 30-35 inquires," Haq said. "We're considering about 20 of those for actual funding." While he could...



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