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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)

Featured NSF-wide Programs

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NSF Educational Opportunities by Audience

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Tectonics
(NSF  14-609) Posted September 19, 2014

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


Upcoming Due Dates See All

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)

Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change
(NSF  13-576) Full Proposal: October 15, 2014

Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
(NSF  13-569) Full Proposal: October 17, 2014, Third Friday in October


News See All

plot showing the tree of life based on species' sequenced genomes. NSF awards $7.4 million for research on species' evolutionary history
Released September 17, 2014
Press Release
shale Contaminated water in two states linked to faulty shale gas wells
Released September 15, 2014
News From the Field
gas leaks from faulty wells Gas leaks from faulty wells linked to contamination in some groundwater
Released September 15, 2014
News From the Field
illustration of what cool early Earth looked like Early Earth less hellish than previously thought
Released September 15, 2014
News From the Field
fracking operations at a well pad Stanford-led study assesses the environmental costs and benefits of fracking
Released September 12, 2014
News From the Field



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