Geoscience Opportunities for Leadership in Diversity (GOLD)

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.


The GOLD Program supports the mission of achieving greater and more systemic diversity by creating a network of champions who can generate greater implementation of evidence-based best practices and resources to promote belonging, accessibility, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (BAJEDI) throughout the geoscience education, research enterprise and workforce. Supported projects will research and develop the complex interplay of environmental context, personal traits, and motivating factors that must be considered in creating BAJEDI champions and supporting efforts that make the geosciences welcoming to all.

Program Contacts

Brandon Jones (703) 292-8500 GEO/OAD
Madeline S. Midyette (703) 292-4930 GEO/OAD

Awards Made Through This Program

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