Solar, Heliospheric, and INterplanetary Environment (SHINE)

Funding Agency:
National Science Foundation

The solar and heliospheric research communities are dedicated to promoting enhanced understanding of, and predictive capabilities for, solar disturbances that propagate to the Earth.  Broad-based, grass-roots associations such as SHINE have developed to focus community effort on these scientific questions.  Proposals are solicited for research directly related to topics under consideration and discussion at community workshops organized by SHINE.  Information on the current activities of SHINE may be found at the following web site:

Deadline: December 14, 2016; Second Wednesday in December, Annually Thereafter

Agency Website



Amount Description

Under this solicitation, proposals may be submitted for any funding amount up to $120,000 per year. A maximum duration of five years will be considered in those exceptional cases where the justification and promise are compelling. Typically, SHINE awards are for three years, but proposers may request from one to five years of funding, provided the requested duration is justified. NSF expects to fund approximately 10 to 12 standard or continuing grants annually, depending on the quality of submissions and the availability of funds.

The anticipated funding amount for new awards in FY 2016 is approximately $1.2M pending the availability of funds. Award dates are anticipated annually to be in the July-August time frame.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

December 14, 2016