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EarthCube: Enterprise Governance  Crosscutting Programs


Name Dir/Div Name Dir/Div
Eva  Zanzerkia GEO/EAR  Amy  Walton CISE/ACI 


Solicitation  15-603

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Target Date:  December 14, 2015

Proposals are expected to be submitted by the target date. Proposers that need additional time for submission must contact the program director prior to the target date and receive an email with permission to submit.


EarthCube is a community-driven activity to transform the conduct of geosciences research and education, sponsored through a partnership between the NSF Directorate of Geosciences and Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering. EarthCube aims to create a well-connected and facile environment to share data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner, thus accelerating the ability of the geosciences community to understand and predict the Earth system. Achieving EarthCube will require a long-term dialog between NSF and the interested scientific communities to develop cyberinfrastructure that is thoughtfully and systematically built to meet the current and future needs of geoscientists.

The critical importance of a community-driven and operated governance structure for EarthCube activities has been highlighted in the past several years of EarthCube development.  The EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance Project has recommended an EarthCube Governance Framework which describes the organizational units and functions necessary for EarthCube Governance. The specific charter, by-laws, and terms of references for that governance framework is described may be found here: http://earthcube.org/info/earthcube-governance. The EarthCube Governance Framework is intended to be a living document with review and revision by the community as required for the changing needs of EarthCube.

This solicitation seeks the services of a qualified organization to provide a science support office for EarthCube governance. This organization will provide the services required to maintain and manage the community governance structures and support the activities articulated within the EarthCube Governance Framework documents. The award, to be administered as a Cooperative Agreement, is intended to cover an initial 3-year period.


EarthCube: Enterprise Governance


EarthCube Community Website

EarthCube Governance Framework


What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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