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CSES FY21 Call for Proposals

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


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  • Sarah Balkey
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The National Security Education Center's (NSEC) Center for Space and Earth Science (CSES) is pleased to announce the CSES FY21 Call for Proposals.

New in this Call

  • The existing Student Fellow Program has been updated to also provide support for PostBacc and PostMasters Students.
  • Two new Special Rapid Response Program elements
  • The Chick Keller Postdoctoral Fellowship will accept nominations at the December and May PostDoc Program Quarterlies.
  • The Large University Program is offered in this call
  • Small updates to the focused science topics

See details as listed in the Call for Proposals for each program element.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • FY21 Special Rapid Response Program: January 29, 2021
  • FY21 Rapid Response Program Round 2: March 15, 2021

Reminders of due dates and other announcements about the Call will be posted via R&D Central and listed in the “News, announcements” section on the cses.lanl.gov main page.

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