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Earth Sciences (EAR)

Special Announcements

  • Newly Released:  EAR to the Ground, Summer 2015 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  (SGP)
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)
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)
Genealogy of Life (GoLife)
Geoinformatics (GI)
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)
Integrated Earth Systems (IES)
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2 (SI2-S2I2) Crosscutting

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Integrated Earth Systems
(NSF  15-600) Posted August 11, 2015

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Posted August 3, 2015

(NSF  15-578) Posted June 11, 2015

Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
(NSF  15-576) Posted June 2, 2015

NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships
(NSF  15-568) Posted May 12, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates See All

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Letter of Intent: October 5, 2015, Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience
(NSF  15-526) Full Proposal: October 5, 2015, Full Proposal Submission Deadline

Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
(NSF  15-576) Full Proposal: October 9, 2015

Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change
(NSF  13-576) Full Proposal: October 15, 2015

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 26, 2015, Geosciences; Life Sciences

News See All

Fireman against a wildfire When Nature Strikes: Science of Natural Hazards
Released September 29, 2015
Special Report
the new species of duck-billed dinosaur New dinosaur species discovered on Alaska's North Slope
Released September 22, 2015
News From the Field
atomic fractal percolation structure Atomic fractals in metallic glasses
Released September 18, 2015
News From the Field
Bunostegos akokaensis Pre-reptile may be earliest known to walk upright on all fours
Released September 17, 2015
News From the Field
collage of images showing a forest, water and solar panels New, forward-thinking report addresses environmental research, education
Released September 16, 2015
Press Release

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