AGS January 2020 Update

January 9, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Several AGS staff members will be attending the AMS centennial meeting next week.  We hope to see you, either at the AGS booth # 317, or in the hallways of Boston Convention Center.

I’m pleased to inform you that Dr. Subhashree (Shree) Mishra has been appointed the Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities program director. In this capacity, she will be overseeing  a portfolio of multi-user national facilities sponsored by AGS for use by the research community.

I’m sharing a couple of NSF cross-directorate and a USAID funding opportunity that may be of interest (see below).  In the past, some AGS researchers have received supplemental funding to their awards via the PEER program.

Best wishes for 2020.


  • IPA Opportunity

Currently we are looking for an IPA rotator in the Atmosphere Section who in addition to programmatic responsibilities in the Physical and Dynamic Meteorology program, also manages Division-wide education-related efforts. If you are interested in this IPA opportunity, please respond to the Dear Colleague Letter    As the DCL states, the application needs to be submitted to the Section Head. Currently Mr. Bernard Grant is Acting Section Head for the Atmosphere Section; his email is

The Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is part of a larger BIO-wide effort to stimulate and enhance engagement and integration of biological and environmental science communities, and to grow convergent research across the foundation.

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2020 budget of $8.3 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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