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Emerging Ideas R&D: FY17 First Round Selections

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  • Reiner Friedel
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  • Hui Li
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  • Climate
  • Keeley Costigan
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The National Security Education Center's (NSEC's) Center for Space and Earth Science (CSES) is pleased to announce the first round of project selections for the FY17 Call for Emerging Ideas Research and Development (EI-R&D) proposals.

Area Title PI Org
Climate Fast spin-up of passive tracers in a mildly-turbulent ocean Wilbert Weijer CCS-2
Climate 3D in situ nondestructive imaging of tree root structure with RF signals Sanna Sevanto EES-14
Geophysics Towards Resolving the Rare Earth Crisis: Acquiring Thermodynamic data required for Modelling of the Formation of the TH-bearing monazites Artaches Migdissov EES-14
Geophysics Physics-based rupture modeling induced seismicity Ting Chen EES-17
Astrophysics Understanding Relativistic Astrophysical Particle Accerleration with an Imporved Particle-in Cell Method Chengkun Huang T-5
Space DREAM Capability Demonstration Utilizing Van Allen Probe Space Environment Data Andrew Walker ISR-3
Space IMAP-Hi The High Energy Neutral Atom Imager for the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) Herb Funsten ISR-DO


To date CSES received a total of 22 EI-R&D proposals, which makes this CSES program element 270% over-subscribed.

These proposals fall into the CSES selection criteria in the following way:

Fund now 7
Defer 9
Do not fund 6

Proposals in the "Defer" category will be held at CSES for a possible second round of selections as budgets allow.

Second round FY17 Emerging Ideas R&D selections are anticipated beginning of April, 2017.

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