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Earth Sciences (EAR)

Special Announcements

  • Newly Released:  EAR to the Ground, Fall 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)
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)
Integrated Earth Systems (IES)

Featured NSF-wide Programs

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience
(NSF  15-526) Posted December 1, 2014

Genealogy of Life
(NSF  15-520) Posted November 20, 2014

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Posted November 18, 2014

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2
(NSF  15-517) Posted November 17, 2014

Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities
(NSF  15-516) Posted November 12, 2014


Upcoming Due Dates See All

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience
(NSF  15-526) Letter of Intent: January 5, 2015, Letter of Intent (Required) Due Date

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  13-594) Letter of Intent: January 5, 2015

Petrology and Geochemistry
(NSF  14-501) Full Proposal: January 12, 2015

Tectonics
(NSF  14-609) Full Proposal: January 12, 2015

Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology
(NSF  12-608) Full Proposal: January 15, 2015, Spring Deadline (Track 1). In 2015 and 2017, deadline for Track 2 as well.


News See All

3-D pyritized tube-worm like fossils 550-million-year-old fossils provide new clues about fossil formation
Released December 17, 2014
News From the Field
examining thin, horizontal sections Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds
Released December 16, 2014
News From the Field
Banded sedimentary rocks in the Willwood formation in Wyoming Back to the future? Past global warming period echoes today's
Released December 15, 2014
Press Release
image if a barn in the middle of a corn field An ecosystem on steroids
Released December 15, 2014
News From the Field
banded sedimentary rocks Past global warming similar to today's
Released December 15, 2014
News From the Field



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