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Earth Sciences (EAR)

Special Announcements

  • Newly Released:  EAR to the Ground, Summer 2015 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  (SGP)
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)
Genealogy of Life (GoLife)
Geoinformatics (GI)
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)
Integrated Earth Systems (IES)
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2 (SI2-S2I2) Crosscutting

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

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

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Posted August 3, 2015

EarthScope
(NSF  15-578) Posted June 11, 2015

Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
(NSF  15-576) Posted June 2, 2015

NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships
(NSF  15-568) Posted May 12, 2015


Upcoming Due Dates See All

Cooperative Studies Of The Earth's Deep Interior
(NSF  11-548) Full Proposal: September 28, 2015

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Letter of Intent: October 5, 2015, Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience
(NSF  15-526) Full Proposal: October 5, 2015, Full Proposal Submission Deadline

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

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


News See All

rising plumes of hot rock CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots
Released September 2, 2015
News From the Field
view down from the headscarp of a debris flow Historic 2013 Colorado Front Range storm accomplished up to 1,000 years of erosion
Released August 27, 2015
News From the Field
Alpine moraine Greenhouse gases caused glacial retreat during last ice age
Released August 21, 2015
News From the Field
pyrolyzed soil and lettuce Scientists turn oily soil into fertile ground
Released August 20, 2015
News From the Field
map of regional peak tsunami Computer models show significant tsunami strength for Ventura and Oxnard, Calif.
Released August 19, 2015
News From the Field



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