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Dear Colleague Letter: Signals in the Soil (SitS)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Engineering (ENG) in collaboration with its Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), and Geosciences (GEO), aims to encourage convergent research that transforms existing capabilities in understanding dynamic near-surface processes through advances in sensor systems and dynamic models. The goal of this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is to encourage submission of Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals for early-stage, high-risk, high-reward research on technologies, models, and methods to better understand dynamic soil processes, including interactions of the macro- and microbiomes with soil nutrients, the rhizosphere, and various abiotic and biotic processes within the soil. In addition, for proposals that include topics relevant to both this DCL and the NSF “Rules of Life” Big Idea, submissions of Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (RAISE) proposals are encouraged. Researchers who are interested in submitting a SitS EAGER or RAISE proposal must first submit a SitS Research Concept Outline. Selected submitters of these Outlines will be invited to submit full EAGER or RAISE proposals for funding consideration.

Questions about this DCL should be directed to: SitSquestions@nsf.gov.
Research Concept Outlines should be no longer than 2 pages and must be submitted by April 13, 2018
For more information and to apply.

Dear Colleague Letter: Stimulating Research Related to Navigating the New Arctic (NNA), One of NSF’s 10 Big Ideas

Submit proposals by May 1, 2018, to be considered for FY 2018 funding.
This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) invites proposals in FY 2018 that will advance NNA research through convergent approaches to emerging scientific, engineering, societal, and education challenges, and builds upon the NNA awards resulting from the FY 2017 DCL on Growing Convergence Research at NSF. A systems-based approach is strongly encouraged, including research that both contributes to, and leverages, large data sets from enhanced observational technology and networks. Knowledge co-production with local and indigenous communities, advancing public participation in research, and international partnerships are also strongly encouraged as possible means to achieve NNA objectives.
For more information and to apply

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – New Frontiers Data Analysis Program

Closing Deadline: 23 Aug 2018
The objective of the New Frontiers Data Analysis Program (NFDAP) is to enhance the scientific return from New Frontiers missions by broadening scientific participation in the analysis and interpretation of data returned by these missions. Other mission and non-mission data sets may be used to supplement these data in a supporting role, but all proposals require the use of data from at least one New Frontiers mission.
This program solicits research proposals to conduct scientific investigations utilizing or enhancing the utilization of data obtained by the New Frontiers missions. For the purposes of this solicitation, “data” is understood to include both uncalibrated and calibrated data as well as higher-order data products produced from the mission data.
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId={E8105664-4EB8-70E8-FEFB-A23972670A58}&path=open

ROSES 2018: Earth Science Applications: Water Resources

Closing Deadline: 17 Aug 2018
Within the NASA Earth Science Division, the Applied Sciences Program solicits proposals that develop and demonstrate the integration of NASA Earth science data and models into water resource management applications and decision support tools that can be sustained by operational partners or stakeholders. Remote sensing data, in combination with hydrologic models, can provide important information to assist water resource managers working with a wide range of partners and stakeholders. In order to make the best decisions possible and develop strategies that enhance the security and sustainability of water supplies, water resource managers and their stakeholders need timely information on water quality, supply, and demand.
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId={BE264B80-D499-0B71-8257-7E602C370A97}&path=open

ROSES 2018: Atmospheric Composition: Modeling and Analysis

Closing Deadline: 24 Aug 2018
coupled effects of changes in ozone depleting substance emissions and climate variations on ozone recovery and future atmospheric composition; enabling more accurate climate forecasts based on improved understanding of the forcings of global environmental change; and developing and refining better air quality forecasts that take into account the feedbacks between regional air quality and global climate variations. Achievements in these areas via advances in observations, data assimilation, and modeling enable improved descriptions and predictions of how changes in atmospheric composition affect ozone, climate, and air quality.
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId={E81E419F-870E-F33B-BD1E-9D1C4AC3430C}&path=open

ROSES 2018: Physical Oceanography

Closing Deadline: 29 Jun 2018
The primary scientific thrust for physical oceanography at NASA is toward understanding the ocean’s role in climate variability and its prediction. Since the general ocean circulation plays a critical role in the global heat balance and materially changes atmospheric properties through air-sea exchange, understanding and modeling the state of the coupled ocean-atmosphere system are fundamental to climate studies. NASA utilizes the unique vantage point of space to enable rapid collection of global ocean data sets and intends to contribute significantly to the World Climate Research Program’s Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Program (http://www.usclivar.org).
https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId={78EFB6F9-B943-22D1-CA1E-576473D3E354}&path=open

FFAR Fellows Program Research Opportunities for Universities

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and a consortium of leading food and agriculture companies and universities are pleased to announce that FFAR Fellows program is now accepting research proposals from both academic and industry researchers. This program combines cutting edge food or agriculture-related research with innovative professional development programs designed to help students be career-ready upon graduation.
Do you want the best PhD students in the U.S. and Canada working on your food and agriculture project? Submit your research proposal to the FFAR Fellows Program: www.ffarfellows.org. If you are already working with an exceptional student, they can apply to be a FFAR Fellow on the same project.

WRC-PNNL SULI Water Internships Available- Summer 2018

The State of Washington Water Research Center (WRC) is pleased to be partnering with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to offer undergraduate internship opportunities to WSU undergraduates who are interested in water resources.
This new internship experience operates within the existing Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program, but aims to facilitate water-related learning opportunities specifically between WSU undergraduates and PNNL researchers.
For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit: https://swwrc.wsu.edu/news/wrc-pnnl-water-internship/
Deadline for Summer 2018: Jan 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM ET
Notification by: Feb 2018
Questions? Email Julie Padowski (Julie.padowski@wsu.edu)

Graduate School’s Research Assistantships for Diverse Scholars (RADS)

Are you looking to recruit excellent scholars to your graduate program for Fall 2018? Consider nominating students for the Graduate School’s RADS, which are intended to increase access and opportunities to graduate education for U.S. students from underrepresented/underserved communities and to increase graduate student diversity in our degree programs and Washington State University. Applications for RADS are due Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at Noon.
As an additional incentive, RADS nominees will could have a unique opportunity to visit WSU and meet with departments and communities on campus. Only students who are nominated for RADS and have been admitted by the prospective department, will be eligible to participate in the Campus Visitation Program. The campus visit will take place on the Pullman campus, March 4th- 7th, 2018.
***Please Note:
• Nominations for the RADS and Campus Visit use the same form
• Please limit nominations to a maximum of 3 per Department/Program
For more information about guidelines and eligibility, and the RADS/ Campus Visitation Program nomination form, please visit our website: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/research-assistantship-for-diverse-scholars/ and feel free to send questions to gs.rads@wsu.edu.

Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program: Announcement No. G18AS00009 under Section 104(g)

Deadline: Feb 15, 2018
Proposals are sought on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management, and replacement; exploration and advancement of our understanding of changes in the quantity and quality of water resources in response to a changing climate, population shifts, and land use changes; development of methods for better estimation of water supply, both surface and groundwater, including estimation of the physical supply and of the economic supply of water; development and evaluation of processes and governance mechanisms for integrated surface/ground water management; and the evaluation and assessment of conservation practices.
For more information and to apply.