National Science Foundation

NSF: EarthScope National Office (ESNO)

Program Summary

This solicitation calls for proposals to establish a community-based EarthScope National Office. The Office will foster and support integrated science, education, outreach, and related activities for the EarthScope program; facilitate and coordinate EarthScope scientific planning and education and outreach activities; facilitate collaborative research; and when necessary, form scientific responses to “events” in EarthScope topics and/or regions of interest.


One proposal per organization is allowed.

Award Summary

Under this Solicitation, proposals may be submitted for up to 4 years. The program expects to make one (1) standard or continuing grant or cooperative agreement depending on the quality of submissions and the availability of funds. Approximately $600,000 is expected to be available in FY2015 to support the first year of an award for proposals received under this Solicitation.

Internal Selection Procedure 
The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominee. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
  1. A two page CV
  2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Friday, September 26, 2014.

Proposal Due to OVPRED07/31/2014 Not open for submission deadline passed
Date Due to DSP or UIF09/19/2014
Date Due to Sponsor09/26/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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