Division of Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences Research at the National Science Foundation
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Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) supports research and education related to the Earth's terrestrial regions, interior, and freshwater systems. Projects may employ any combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches. Support is available for research and research infrastructure through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements awarded in response to investigator-initiated proposals from U.S. universities and other eligible institutions. Human resource development and education are expected to be an integral part of most research proposals, but are also eligible for direct support. Multidisciplinary work is strongly encouraged. Projects involving disciplines outside the earth sciences will be recommended for joint support with other programs within the Foundation. EAR will consider co-funding of projects with other agencies and supports international work and collaborations.
This program solicitation is a compilation of information about EAR's various programs. Prospective proposers should contact the cognizant program officer for more information. Some of these programs also have separate program announcements or solicitations that prospective proposers should read for specific requirements.
FUNDED AS PART OF THIS ACTIVITY
Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry
Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics
Petrology and Geochemistry
Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology
Assembling the Tree of Life
Collaboration in Mathematical Geosciences
Cooperative Studies Of The Earth's Deep Interior
Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities
Critical Zone Observatory National Office
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Marine Geology and Geophysics
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
Biocomplexity in the Environment (BE): Integrated Research and Education in Environmental Systems
Catalyzing New International Collaborations
Deep Underground Science and Engineering Program Planning and Technical Requirements
Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:
Geoscience Teacher Training
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment
Information Technology Research for National Priorities
Integrated Carbon Cycle Research Program
International Research Experiences for Students
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN)
Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG)
Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change
Planetary Biodiversity Inventories
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Research in Biogeosciences
Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
U.S. Science Support Program Associated with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
Water Cycle Research
U.S. Global Change Research Program (homepage)
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program