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Directorate for Geosciences

Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) Project Office

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Solicitation  04-583

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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.




The intent of this solicitation is to invite proposals seeking to establish a DLESE Project Office.  The competition is open to any institution able to submit proposals to NSF. The project office will be responsible for leading community discussions surrounding the growth of the DLESE digital collection, for coordinating the development of the array of services that will support the creation of exemplary resources and their use in enhancing geoscience education, and for leading the community-building activities of the core service groups.  The Principal Investigator of the successful proposal will become the Executive Director of the DLESE Management Council.  This should be an individual who can effectively lead the integration of the core service activities, and serve the necessary role of leadership and focal point for the DLESE enterprise.  The individual will operate a small project office at his/her home institution, and will devote at least half-time to leading DLESE operations. 

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program