NSF has just said that they are “considering” making an award for the grant proposal from Dave Siegel, Bruce Kendall, and Rachel Simons on Quantifying the importance of biological factors in the estimation of larval connectivity and population dynamics in the coastal ocean. This provides substantial funding for Rachel and will allow us to advance the F3 connectivity models.
As the email says,
Important: This is not an official award decision. The official notification must come from the Division of Grants and Agreements after the recommendation of the Division of Ocean Sciences.
But I’ve never known of a situation where they send this email unless they are 99.99% sure that they are going to make the award.