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NSF/AGS Mid-September 2023 Update

  • 1.  NSF/AGS Mid-September 2023 Update

    Posted 09-14-2023 10:46

    From NSF --


     For those of you in academia, we hope that the Fall Semester is starting well.  NSF has some updates that we would like to share with you.

     Funding Opportunities

     Dear Colleague Letter: CO2 Removal and Solar Radiation Modification Strategies: Science, Governance and Consequences.  NSF's Directorates for Geosciences (GEO), Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), and Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) have released a new Dear Colleague Letter encouraging the submission of proposals on the fundamental understanding and assessment of environmental processes, and/or social, cultural, and ethical impacts of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Solar Radiation Management (SRM).  This DCL welcomes proposals in relevant areas of research that align with participating divisions, with particular interest on projects that integrate research programs from both GEO and SBE.

     Dear Colleague Letter: Innovations in Open Science (IOS) Planning Workshops.  The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) is calling for conference proposals through a Dear Colleague Letter focused on identifying critical needs for innovations in open science for data infrastructure that can serve a research community at a national-needs level, and have the potential to significantly advance research in atmospheric and geospace sciences, ensuring their research outputs, broadly defined, in compliance with the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reproducible) principles.  The conference proposals provide the AGS community an opportunity to come together to discuss needs, best practices, and resources necessary to build a data infrastructure through which open and equitable research can be achieved. 



     Two Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) virtual Townhall webinars will be held on September 14th and 15th from 2:00 – 3:30pm eastern.  The webinars will have a short presentation on MRI and a significant amount of time for Q&A.  As a reminder, the MRI proposal deadline has moved to the Fall (November 15th).  Please register for either webinar here:  https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_0x9MHCJbRe-2zC15P4O3NA

     NSF has secured funding to provide a number of solar viewing glasses to institutions in the path of the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse. If interested, please provide the following information to Astronomy Program Director (and AGS alum) Carrie Black cblack@nsf.gov:  1) The number of glasses needed and 2) An address for shipping.  Additionally, if you have information on the events you are planning, please let us know.  We would love to hear your stories.

     Rotator Opportunity

     The new Research, Innovation, Synergies, and Education (RISE) Division in the Directorate for Geosciences is seeking a program director who would co-manage an evolving set of cyberinfrastructures (CI) funding opportunities to support an open science initiative for research and education in the geosciences, to advance computing capabilities, and to promote novel applications of data science and computational techniques, including artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML).  Formal consideration of interested applications will begin on October 2, 2023, and will continue until a selection is made.

     As always, please feel free to share widely, and encourage colleagues who are not on this list to reach out to Nick Anderson at nanderso@nsf.gov to be added.

    Best regards,

    Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS)

    Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

    National Science Foundation (NSF)

    Rachel Dammann