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NSF invites proposals to better understand dynamic soil processes

February 23, 2018

Soils are the foundation of terrestrial ecosystems that support economic prosperity and provide services that are essential for humanity.

The NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) in collaboration with the Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), and Geosciences (GEO) encourage convergent research proposals for early-stage, high-risk, high-reward research on technologies, models, and methods to better understand dynamic soil processes, including interactions of the macro- and microbiomes with soil nutrients, the rhizosphere, and various abiotic and biotic processes within the soil.

Learn more in Dear Colleague Letter: Signals in the Soil (SitS) (NSF 18-047).

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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