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Division of Earth Sciences

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

Name Email Phone Room
Sonia  Esperanca (703) 292-8554  785 S  
Robin  Reichlin (703) 292-8556  785 S  


Solicitation  16-572

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Target Date

    September 25, 2017

    Fourth Monday in September, Annually Thereafter

Exemption to the target date requires pre-approval from one of the Program Officers.


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.  Interdisciplinary projects are required. EAR will consider co-funding of projects with other agencies and supports international collaborations.



Petrology and Geochemistry

Integrated Earth Systems

Marine Geology and Geophysics

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program