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CSES 2017 Call for Proposals (FY18 Starts)

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


  • Director
  • Reiner Friedel
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  • Professional Staff Assistant
  • Melissa Martinez
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Focus Area 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
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  • Space Physics
  • Geoffrey Reeves
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The National Security Education Center's (NSEC's) Center for Space and Earth Science (CSES) is pleased to announce the 2017 call for proposal for new starts starting in fiscal year 2018 (after September 25, 2017).

This announcement covers the following CSES program elements for FY18, together with their due dates:

  • FY18 Student Fellow Program, proposals due at CSES August 7, 2017
  • FY18 Chick Keller Postdoctoral Fellow Program, packages due at Postdoc Program office for the February and August 2018 Quarterly
  • FY18 Emerging Ideas Program (Research and Development and Program Development), proposals accepted at CSES anytime from August 7, 2017 – June 22, 2018
  • FY18 Large University Program, proposals due at CSES August 7, 2017

For details on this call, refer to the full 2017 Call for proposals (FY18 Starts (pdf)) documentation.

New for the 2017 Call for proposals (FY18 starts)

  • Updated Focussed Science Topics for each CSES Research Area
  • "Open Call" for CSES Emerging Ideas Program
  • Large University Program competed for first time
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