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Earth Sciences (EAR)

Special Announcements

  • Newly Released:  EAR to the Ground, Fall 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)
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)

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Genealogy of Life
(NSF  15-520) Posted November 20, 2014

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Posted November 18, 2014

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2
(NSF  15-517) Posted November 17, 2014

Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities
(NSF  15-516) Posted November 12, 2014

Major Research Instrumentation Program:
(NSF  15-504) Posted October 15, 2014


Upcoming Due Dates See All

Geophysics
(NSF  12-598) Full Proposal: December 3, 2014

Hydrologic Sciences
(NSF  13-531) Full Proposal: December 5, 2014

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
(NSF  14-600) Preliminary Proposal: December 11, 2014

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  13-594) Letter of Intent: January 5, 2015

Petrology and Geochemistry
(NSF  14-501) Full Proposal: January 12, 2015


News See All

graphic showing a forest, river, water bed section, sky and satellite NSF awards $1.35 million for new institute focused on Earth's critical zone: Where rock meets life
Released November 21, 2014
Press Release
combines harvesting Boosts in productivity of corn and other crops modify Northern Hemisphere carbon dioxide cycle
Released November 19, 2014
Press Release
lightning over a city Lightning expected to increase by 50 percent with global warming
Released November 13, 2014
News From the Field
590-foot cylinder of rock from the Neoarchaean Eon Rare 2.5-billion-year-old rocks reveal hot spot of sulfur-breathing bacteria
Released November 6, 2014
News From the Field
Artist's reconstruction of the huge groundhog-like animal that once lived on Madagascar. Scientists discover fossil of bizarre groundhog-like mammal on Madagascar
Released November 5, 2014
Press Release



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