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Division of Earth Sciences Express Update - Fall 2017

EAR Express Update

EAR Express Update


October 6, 2017

The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) is recruiting nine new program directors. Read about the position openings, how to apply and learn more about serving as an NSF rotator.

Eight Division of Earth Science programs now have no target dates. See a list and some information about applying to these programs with no deadlines in ABCs and 123s about the Division of Earth Science’s No Deadline Programs.

After covering the lower 48 United States from coast-to-coast with a grid of nearly 1,700 sites, the final seismic station of the NSF Earth Sciences-funded EarthScope Transportable Array has been installed in Alaska. More news to follow. Do you have news you would like to share? Send it to us!

Ready! Set! Grant! Join Division of Earth Sciences program directors at a grant writing workshop at GSA 2017 on October 24 at 12:15 pm in Room-3A of the WA Conference Center. Check out “Navigating the NSF System” workshop—an article about AGU’s 2016 Fall meeting workshop with record attendance and examples of questions you might want to ask program directors next month.

The Division’s staff roster has changed with one-two punches: two new section heads, two new program managers and two new science assistants! Meet them here! We also thank an acting section head, two rotating program officers and two science assistants for their service and leadership.

When it comes to 'Calling DIBs' for our next generation of geoscientists, Lina Patino's passion runs high. Although her position title has changed to Section Head, Patino’s three principles for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in the Geoscience Community remain unwavering.

The Division of Earth Sciences is now located at the new NSF Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. NSF will have a new physical and mailing address effective Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, found here. Email addresses and phone numbers for NSF employees will not change. 

The Directorate for Geosciences is now under new leadership. Bill Easterling is now officially in his new post as the Assistant Director for the Directorate for Geosciences. As of Sept. 1, 2017, Scott Borg is Acting Deputy Assistant Director for Geosciences. Marge Cavanaugh was appointed Deputy Assistant Director for the Directorate for Biological Sciences.

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