Cooperative Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI)

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Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Supports theoretical and empirical research on the processes that force and regulate the atmosphere’s synoptic and planetary circulation, weather and climate.


The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) invites the submission of proposals for collaborative, interdisciplinary studies of the Earth's interior within the framework of the community-based initiative known as Cooperative Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI). Funding will support basic research on the character and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core, their influence on the evolution of the Earth as a whole, and on processes operating within the deep interior that affect or are expressed on the Earth's surface. Projects may employ any combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches. Support is available for research and research infrastructure through grants and cooperative agreements awarded in response to investigator-initiated proposals from U.S. universities and other eligible institutions. Interdisciplinary projects are required.

Program contacts

Robin Reichlin
Program Director (703) 292-4741 GEO/EAR
Jennifer A. Wade
Program Director (703) 292-4739 GEO/EAR
Curtis Williams
Program Director (703) 292-8202 GEO/EAR
Paul Raterron
Program Director (703) 292-8565 OD/OISE

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