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New Funding Opportunity: 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 page.

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