The John Wesley Powell Center for Earth System Science Analysis and Synthesis fosters innovative thinking in Earth system science through collaborative synthesis activities. This mission is driven by the growing recognition that synthesis is critical to solving complex problems facing Society. To date, the Center has successfully hosted 46 working groups that have produced over 125 publications, many in top- ranked journals
We invite interdisciplinary Working Groups comprised of USGS researchers and their national and international colleagues in academia and government to submit proposals. Working Groups collaborate to promote understanding through analysis of existing data and information. Groups that submit successful proposals will receive computing and data management support, funding for a Fellow, opportunities for meetings in Fort Collins, CO, and between-meeting collaborative tools. Proposals are invited for projects that will begin on or after Octobe2018.
Proposal deadline: January 31, 2018
Some proposals may be jointly funded by USGS and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) Division of Earth Sciences (EAR). Potential USGS/GEO/EAR proposals should follow Powell submission guidelines and will be processed through the Powell Center Science Advisory Board review process. Instructions for proposal preparation and submission are available at: