United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Geosciences Open Science Ecosystem (GEO OSE) (NSF 23-534) - webinar this Friday (1/20) at 1 PM EST

Dear Antarctic Researchers,

Just a reminder about this funding opportunity - and when NSF says "geoscience", they also mean all aspects of Antarctic science, too!

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 this 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 and register in advance for the webinar here: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_PmWGfA9cRKG7nQ3tN5-_Vw.

Allen Pope
NSF Program Officer for Polar Cyberinfrastructure