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Cooperative Studies Of The Earth's Deep Interior  (CSEDI)  Crosscutting Programs


Name Dir/Div Name Dir/Div
Robin  Reichlin GEO/EAR  Sonia  Esperanca GEO/EAR 


Solicitation  11-548

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) invites the submission of proposals for collaborative, interdisciplinary studies of the Earth's interior within the framework of the community-based initiative known as Cooperative Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI). Funding will support basic research on the character and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core, their influence on the evolution of the Earth as a whole, and on processes operating within the deep interior that affect or are expressed on the Earth's surface.

Projects may employ any combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches. Support is available for research and research infrastructure through grants and cooperative agreements awarded in response to investigator-initiated proposals from U.S. universities and other eligible institutions.  Multidisciplinary work is required. EAR will consider co-funding of projects with other agencies and supports international work and collaborations.



Continental Dynamics

Collaboration in Mathematical Geosciences

Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities

Marine Geology and Geophysics

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:

International Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers

Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG)

Research Experiences for Undergraduates


What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program


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