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update on NSF Geoinformatics (GI) solicitation: NSF 23-594

The Geoinformatics program, which funds the deployment, operation, and sustainment of cyberinfrastructure (CI) resources to serve and support Earth Sciences research and education, just published a revised solicitation. The document number for the revised Geoinformatics (GI) solicitation is NSF 23-594 and can be found here:


For the upcoming competition, proposals are due December 1, 2023. In addition, proposers to the Geoinformatics “Sustained Resources” track must submit a Concept Outline by September 1, 2023. (A Concept Outline is not required for the “Innovative Resources” track.)


The Geoinformatics program will be holding two webinars to provide information on the solicitation and to answer questions:


The webinars will present similar information, so there is no need to attend both.

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Geosciences Open Science Ecosystem (GEO OSE)

In alignment with the 2023 Federal Year of Open Science, the NSF Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) recently announced a new funding opportunity, the Geosciences Open Science Ecosystem (GEO OSE). The GEO OSE program seeks to support sustainable and networked open science activities to foster an ecosystem of inclusive access to data, physical collections, software, advanced computing, and other resources toward advancing research and education in the geosciences. The purpose of this support is to broadly enable geoscientists to leverage expanding information resources and computing capabilities to address interdisciplinary grand challenge research questions at the forefront of the geosciences.


Proposals to the GEO OSE program solicitation (NSF 23-534) are due March 16, 2023. Two tracks of support are available based on the size and scope of expected efforts. Track 1 will support smaller-scale activities to advance early stage GEO OSE activities, with funding provided for 2 years with a maximum budget size of $400,000 per project. Track 2 will support larger-scale activities, with funding provided for 3 years with budget size commensurate with the size and scope of the project up to about $1,600,000.


NSF will be holding an informational webinar (tentatively, Friday, January 20, 2023, at 1 PM EST) to offer guidance on the GEO OSE program and to provide an opportunity for Q&A. Please mark your calendars. We expect that registration details for the webinar will be provided in early January and posted on the GEO OSE program pageGEO OSE webinar recording and presentation materials.

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NSF Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES)

The DISES Program supports research projects that advance basic scientific understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions (dynamics, processes, and feedbacks) within and among the environmental (biological, physical and chemical) and human ("socio") (economic, social, political, or behavioral) components of such a system. The program seeks proposals that emphasize the truly integrated nature of a socio-environmental system versus two discrete systems (a natural one and a human one) that are coupled. DISES projects must explore a connected and integrated socio-environmental system that includes explicit analysis of the processes and dynamics between the environmental and human components of the system.


PIs are encouraged to develop proposals that push conceptual boundaries and build new theoretical framing of the understanding of socio-environmental systems. Additionally, we encourage the exploration of multi-scalar dynamics, processes and feedbacks between and within the socio-environmental system. More information is here.

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Cyberinfrastructure for the Geosciences – Opportunities
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