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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)
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

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
(NSF  14-600) Posted August 13, 2014

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Posted August 1, 2014

Partnerships for International Research and Education
(NSF  14-587) Posted July 21, 2014

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


Upcoming Due Dates See All

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: September 22, 2014, Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks: Institutions of Higher Education (PLAN IHE)

Cooperative Studies Of The Earth's Deep Interior
(NSF  11-548) Full Proposal: September 22, 2014

EarthScope National Office
(NSF  14-553) Full Proposal: September 26, 2014

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  13-594) Full Proposal: September 26, 2014, Planning Grant and Full Center Proposal

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: October 3, 2014, Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks: STEM Disciplines (PLAN D)


News See All

shale Contaminated water in two states linked to faulty shale gas wells
Released September 15, 2014
News From the Field
artist's rendition showing the dinosaur's likely paleoenvironment. Paleontologists discover new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania
Released September 8, 2014
Press Release
scientist with dinosaur skeleton T. Rex times seven: New dinosaur species is discovered in Argentina
Released September 4, 2014
Press Release
Kenneth Lacovara Drexel team unveils Dreadnoughtus: A gigantic, exceptionally complete sauropod dinosaur
Released September 4, 2014
News From the Field
the Sierra Nevada snowpack runoff Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100, UC study finds
Released September 2, 2014
News From the Field



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