The Powell Center announces FY2020 call for proposals

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Friday, November 30, 2018 - 12:45

The Powell Center seeks projects that address development and testing of important Earth system science ideas and theories using existing data, cutting-edge analysis of Earth system information, and use of sound science in policy and management decisions. Proposals that consider and address National Science Foundation Big Ideas are also welcome. Proposals are evaluated for scientific merit, novel approaches, and rationale for conducting investigative activities at the Powell Center.

Interdisciplinary Working Groups comprised of USGS researchers and their national and international colleagues in academia and government are encouraged to submit proposals.  Working Groups collaborate to promote understanding through analysis of existing data and information.

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 recognition that synthesis is critical to solving complex problems facing Society.

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 October 1, 2019.

Proposal Deadline:  January 31, 2019

Some proposals may be jointly funded by USGS and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Potential USGS/NSF 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:


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