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Directorate for Geosciences

Geoscience Opportunities for Leadership in Diversity  (GOLD)

Name Email Phone Room
Brandon  Jones (703) 292-8500   
Marissa  A. Vara 703-292-7583   
Madeline  S. Midyette (703) 292-4930   


Apply to PD 21-178Y in NSF Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Guidelines applies. (Note: The NSF Application Guide is available on the Website and on the NSF Website at:

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 20-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Accepted Anytime


The GOLD Program supports the mission of achieving greater and more systemic diversity by creating a network of champions who can generate greater implementation of evidence-based best practices and resources to promote belonging, accessibility, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (BAJEDI) throughout the geoscience education, research enterprise and workforce. Supported projects will research and develop the complex interplay of environmental context, personal traits, and motivating factors that must be considered in creating BAJEDI champions and supporting efforts that make the geosciences welcoming to all.



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