Los Alamos National LaboratoryCenter for Space and Earth Science
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CSES 2016 Call for Proposals (FY17 Starts)

High quality, cutting-edge science in the areas of astrophysics, space physics, solid planetary geoscience, and climate science


  • Director
  • Reiner Friedel
  • (505) 665-1936
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  • Professional Staff Assistant
  • Melissa Martinez
  • (505) 665-0391
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Science Discipline Leaders  

  • Astrophysics & Cosmology
  • Hui Li
  • (505) 665-3131
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  • Climate
  • Keeley Costigan
  • (505) 665-4788
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  • Geophysics
  • David Coblentz
  • (505) 667-2781
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  • Space Physics
  • Geoffrey Reeves
  • (505) 665-3877
  • Email

The Center for Space and Earth Science (CSES) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is soliciting innovative scientific proposals for funding to begin in federal fiscal year 2017.

For details on this call, refer to the full 2016 Call for proposals (FY17 Starts (pdf)).

The scientific mission is to promote and coordinate transformational research on the underpinning science of the Earth, the Sun, and the Universe that exploits signatures to predict changes – both natural and anthropogenic – and ensure habitability.

The goal is to harness and nurture LANL expertise in national and energy security. CSES is committed to promoting and supporting high quality, cutting edge science through the understanding, identification, and exploitation of signatures that lead to an improved understanding of astrophysics and cosmology, space science, global climate and geoscience.

The science of signatures involves understanding the key observations that reveal underlying physical processes and/or theory-modeling-simulation studies that identify and exploit those key observables.

These research subject areas are selected based on their breadth of scientific challenges facing the international scientific community, as well as on the strategic need to extend scientific excellence supporting the Los Alamos National Laboratory mission.

The best proposals must demonstrate potential for scientific innovation and excellence as well as support of Laboratory mission objectives.

Classified work is not supported under the CSES collaborative University-Laboratory program.

There is no prejudice based on race, gender, or nationality, for Principal Investigators (PIs), postdocs, or students.

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