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Earth Sciences (EAR)

Special Announcements

  • Newly Released:  EAR to the Ground, Summer 2014 Edition 
  • EAR to the Ground is a newsletter designed to share information about NSF's Division of Earth Sciences. If you would like to subscribe to EAR to the Ground, send an email to:
    listserv@listserv.nsf.gov.  The text of the email must be in this format: subscribe [listname] [subscriber's name].  For example: subscribe EARTH Alfred Wegener

Programs and Funding Opportunities

Key: Crosscutting Crosscutting | NSF Wide Flag NSF-wide

Deep Earth Processes Section (DEP)
bullet Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities  (EAR/IF)
bullet EarthScope
bullet Geophysics  (PH)
bullet Petrology and Geochemistry  (CH)
bullet Tectonics
Surface Earth Processes Section (SEP)
bullet EAR Education and Human Resources  (EH) Crosscutting
bullet Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry
bullet Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics
bullet Hydrologic Sciences
bullet Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology
EAR Education Programs
bullet EAR Education and Human Resources  (EH) Crosscutting
bullet NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships  (EAR-PF)
Special Programs Related to EAR
bullet Cooperative Studies Of The Earth's Deep Interior  (CSEDI) Crosscutting
bullet Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems  (CNH) Crosscutting
bullet GeoPrisms Program
Special Programs in Geosciences Education Related to EAR
bullet EAR Education and Human Resources  (EH) Crosscutting
Critical Zone Observatories (CZO)
Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2)
EarthScope National Office (ESNO)
Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office for the Division of Earth Sciences (CSDCO)
EarthCube: Crosscutting
Genealogy of Life (GoLife)
Geoinformatics (GI)
Integrated Earth Systems (IES)

Featured NSF-wide Programs

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NSF Educational Opportunities by Audience

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:
(NSF  14-579) Posted July 1, 2014

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Posted June 3, 2014

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  14-558) Posted April 22, 2014

GeoPrisms Program
(NSF  14-556) Posted April 10, 2014

EarthScope National Office
(NSF  14-553) Posted April 8, 2014


Upcoming Due Dates See All

Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry
(NSF  09-552) Full Proposal: July 16, 2014

Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics
(NSF  14-550) Full Proposal: July 16, 2014

Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology
(NSF  12-608) Full Proposal: July 17, 2014, Fall Deadline (Track 1 only)

NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships
(NSF  13-548) Full Proposal: July 18, 2014

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
(NSF  14-532) Full Proposal: July 21, 2014, BIO, CISE, EHR


News See All

schematic cross section of the Earth’s interior New evidence for oceans of water deep in the Earth
Released June 12, 2014
News From the Field
the approximate location of maximum subsidence Research finds human impact may cause Sierra Nevada to rise, increase seismicity of San Andreas Fault
Released May 15, 2014
News From the Field
Water in Southern California's Great Valley flows along the California Aqueduct. California Central Valley groundwater depletion slowly raises Sierra Nevada mountains
Released May 14, 2014
Press Release
water in Southern California's Great Valley California mountains rise as groundwater depleted in state's Central Valley
Released May 14, 2014
News From the Field
Mississippi River network Hydrologists find Mississippi River network's buffering system for nitrates is overwhelmed
Released May 12, 2014
News From the Field



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