Los Alamos National LaboratoryCenter for Space and Earth Science
Part of the National Security Education Center

Funding for CSES Projects

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


  • Director
  • Reiner Friedel
  • (505) 665-1936
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  • Professional Staff Assistant
  • Sarah Balkey
  • (505) 667-8777
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CSES Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Program

Funding intervals are based on the federal fiscal year, from October 1 through September 30 of the following year.

For all projects supported with Los Alamos National Laboratory financial resources, it is imperative (with no exceptions) that the LANL-originated funds issued in a given fiscal year be spent by Close Of Business on September 30 of the same fiscal year. That is, funds allocated in one Federal fiscal year can NOT be rolled over into following fiscal years!

No proposal shall be funded for more than three consecutive fiscal years. Renewals and continuations for their second and third years are determined based on availability of funds, progress during the previous year(s) and timely delivery of progress reports.

CSES Rapid Response Program

The projects have a three or six-month duration that cannot span fiscal years. All work must be completed and funds spent by the end of the fiscal year in which the award was made.

CSES Currently Funded Projects »