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Center for Space and Earth Science

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


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  • Melissa Martinez
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In collaboration with Universities, the Center for Space and Earth Science (CSES) focuses on scientific understanding of fundamental physical processes that are critical to maintenance of habitat earth homeostasis with a long-term objective of achieving sufficient knowledge to identify the tipping points that can push habitat earth out of its homeostatic equilibrium, homeostatic imbalance.

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News, announcements

  • NEXT DEADLINE---Rapid Response Program for PD and R&D
    Round 1 submission: September 13, 2019
    Round 1 selection: September 27, 2019
  • Student fellow selections have been selected for FY20 starts and is now closed.  April FY20 will be the next student fellow selection process.
  • Student Fellow Program Submission Deadline: Friday, April 5
    2019 Selections: April 26, 2019
  • Call for Proposals (FY20 Starts)
  • At this time, CSES will NOT be soliciting new CK Fellow applications for the upcoming May and August PostDoc Committee Quarterlies. The next opportunity will be at the December 2019 Quarterly. The CSES Chick Keller PostDoc Fellowship program is nearing its capacity of ~8 CK postdocs, roughly two in each Focus Area. 
  • Program announcements for CSES Calls for proposals, seminars, workshops and summer schools are made through LANL’s R&D Central portal (WIN login/password). Please use the portal to sign up for NSEC - Center for Space and Earth Science Announcements.
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