Funding Opportunities are listed in order of full proposal due date.
Full Proposals Due 18 August 2012 and 18 January 2013
The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program.
Full Proposals Due 21 August 2012
Full Proposals Due 22 August 2012
NSF Arctic SEES (Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability)
Arctic SEES is a multi-year, interdisciplinary program which seeks both fundamental research that improves our ability to evaluate the sustainability of the Arctic human-environmental system, as well as integrated efforts which will provide community-relevant sustainability pathways and engineering solutions. Applications for interdisciplinary research may focus on: the natural and living environment; the built environment; natural resource development; and governance.
Full Proposals Due 14 September 2012
The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth's past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth's climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes. Important scientific objectives of P2C2 are to: 1) provide comprehensive paleoclimate data sets that can serve as model test data sets analogous to instrumental observations; and 2) enable transformative syntheses of paleoclimate data and modeling outcomes to understand the response of the longer-term and higher magnitude variability of the climate system that is observed in the geological record.
Full Proposals Due 18 October 2012
The Office of Biological and Environmental Research the DOE Office of Science is soliciting proposals for terrestrial ecosystem science research. The goal of the program is to improve the representation of terrestrial ecosystem processes in Earth system models thereby improving the quality of climate model projections and providing the scientific foundation needed to inform DOE's energy decisions. Proposals may focus on measurements, experiments, modeling, and synthesis studies that provide improved quantitative and predictive understanding of the terrestrial ecosystem that - in turn - can affect atmospheric greenhouse gas concentration changes and thereby affect the greenhouse gas forcing of climate. Proposals may also be directed at development and coupling of the Community Earth System Model land model component.
Pre-Applications (Required) Due 17 August 2012
Full Proposals Due 12 November 2012
NSF SEES Fellows (Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability)
Full Proposals Due 3 December 3 2012
The Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) Program promotes interdisciplinary analyses of relevant human and natural system processes and complex interactions among human and natural systems at diverse scales.
Full Proposals Due 20 November 2012
Required Notices of Intent Due 18 September, 2012
Full Proposals Due 8 January 2013
NSF is accepting proposals that integrate across natural environmental and human dynamics of coastal systems and contribute to the understanding of complex systems. Concepts include, for example, complex adaptive systems; emergent behavior; multi-scale processes; and the feedbacks, adaptive capacity, vulnerability, and resilience of coupled human and natural systems. Relevant issues include, for example, seal level rise; saline water encroachment; coastal morphological, land use, and vegetative changes; ocean ecosystem changes; erosion and land defense; coastal energy development; and human actions, perceptions, attitudes, and responses to these issues.
Proposals may be Incubator Research (Track 1, $200 - $600K over 2 years) or full-scale Research (Track 2, up to $3M over 5 years).
Full Proposals Due 17 January 2013.
Required Notices of Intent Due 3 December 2012
Full Proposals Due 1 February 2013
Required Notices of Intent Due 30 November 2012
Full Proposals Due 3 June 2013