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NSF encourages IUCRC planning in areas related to Signals in the Soil


August 6, 2018

Soils are the foundation of terrestrial ecosystems that support economic prosperity and provide services that are essential for humanity. 

NSF encourages the submission of planning grant proposals for eventual Industry–University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) focused on a research area of Dear Colleague Letter: Signals in the Soil (NSF 18-047)

Learn more in Dear Colleague Letter: Planning for New Signals in the Soils (SitS)-Themed NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRCs) (NSF 18-097)

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