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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2016
(NSF  15-611) Posted September 29, 2015

Solar, Heliospheric, and INterplanetary Environment
(NSF  15-606) Posted September 9, 2015

EarthCube: Enterprise Governance
(NSF  15-603) Posted August 27, 2015

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering
(NSF  15-601) Posted August 19, 2015

Integrated Earth Systems
(NSF  15-600) Posted August 11, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
(NSF  15-576) Full Proposal: October 9, 2015

Geospace Environment Modeling
(NSF  10-510) Full Proposal: October 15, 2015

Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change
(NSF  13-576) Full Proposal: October 15, 2015

Arctic Research Opportunities
(NSF  14-584) Full Proposal: October 19, 2015

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 26, 2015, Geosciences; Life Sciences

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NSF logo Public Access to Results of NSF-funded Research
Released October 8, 2015
Special Report
shapes and sizes of the melanosomes True colors: Using molecular analysis to clarify dino color claims
Released October 5, 2015
News From the Field
the HOLODEC instrument on a C-130 aircraft New HOLODEC study in Science on using holography to better understand clouds
Released October 2, 2015
News From the Field
The HOLODEC instrument  on a C-130 aircraft. Scientists use holography to peer into clouds
Released October 1, 2015
Press Release
new magma combines with older magma Simulating path of 'magma mush' inside an active volcano
Released October 1, 2015
News From the Field
Permian extinction-survivor Lystrosaurus Study explores ancient ecosystem response to a 'big 5' mass extinction
Released October 1, 2015
News From the Field
a glider at sea Gulf Stream ring water intrudes onto continental shelf like 'Pinocchio's nose'
Released September 30, 2015
News From the Field
when nature strikes: science of natural hzards graphic NSF, NBC Learn and The Weather Channel showcase research to protect against nature's fury
Released September 29, 2015
Press Release
Discoveries See All
A siphonophore glides through the sea. Clues to future of undersea exploration may reside inside a jellyfish-like creature
Siphonophore holds secrets of oceanic "jet propulsion"
Released  October 7, 2015

burnt trees in a forest Future wildfires may burn large parts of landscapes
Scientists look back at fire history to see into the future
Released  October 6, 2015

man and child look at a rain gauge in a driveway Be a (citizen) scientist!
A celebration of open science and innovation
Released  September 30, 2015

Fog over the estuary of the Klamath River along the Pacific Coast. Mercury-laden fog swirls over coastal California, scientists find
Ultimately makes its way into ecosystems along shore
Released  August 26, 2015

Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Expedition to the Aleutian Islands: Geoscientists head to remote Alaska volcanoes
Teams study mountain chain in most volcanically active U.S. state
Released  August 5, 2015

Events Calendar See All

September 10, 2015  - January 21, 2016
ADVANCE IT and IT-Catalyst pre-proposal Technical Assistance Webinars

October 15, 2015
Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE)
Advisory Committee Meeting

October 21, 2015  - October 22, 2015
Advisory Committee for Geosciences
Advisory Committee Meeting

November 2, 2015  - November 3, 2015
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA

November 3, 2015
NSF Day at Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia

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GEO Advisory Cmte Report on Ocean Drilling, 2012
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