AGS New of Interest, May 2020

May 21, 2020

May 20, 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

I hope all of you are keeping safe and well along with your families and loved ones.  As we navigate our lives through this terrible pandemic, I want to remind you that AGS staff continue to work virtually. Program directors are receiving/reviewing submissions and make funding recommendations.  

Earlier this month, along with staff from Division of Grants and Agreements (DGA),  AGS staff held virtual Office Hours to provide a status of our operations, post-COVID. In case you are interested in viewing the slides they are up at

Enclosing a couple of items that may be of interest to you.

Best wishes


Anjuli Bamzai
Director, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences

NSF 20-085  Dear Colleague Letter: Pilot Projects to Integrate Existing Data and Data-Focused Cyberinfrastructure to Enable Community-level Discovery Pathways

Many research communities supported by NSF are challenged by the need to manage, integrate, access, and use ever larger and diverse scientific datasets to conduct research. Through this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), all NSF research directorates and offices jointly encourage proposals for pilot projects to develop the means of combining existing community data resources and shared data-focused cyberinfrastructure (CI) into new integrative and highly performing data-intensive discovery workflows that empower new scientific pathways.

In the DCL, some participating NSF organizations are emphasizing areas of particular interest in proposals. The DCL also provides guidance on how to submit such proposals to the Cyberinfrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER) program.  Interested proposers are strongly encouraged to first discuss their project idea with cognizant Program Directors in the CESER program and with the relevant NSF disciplinary research program(s). To initiate discussion of a project idea, prospective proposers are encouraged to send an email to

NAS-led Workshop on Earth System Predictability

Info on the NAS-led Workshop on Earth System Predictability on June 4-5, 2020 may be found at 

New Deadline for Earth System Predictability R&D RFI Responses

The deadline to submit responses to the Earth System Predictability R&D RFI has been extended to June 1st.   Please disseminate this information broadly through your networks.


Webinar on Air Quality, Climate Variability, and COVID-19
Thursday, May 28 from 1-3 pm ET
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC) National Academy of Sciences

Please use this link to register for the event.

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