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Cooperative Studies Of The Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 22-547 for the latest version.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) invites the submission of proposals for collaborative, interdisciplinary studies of the Earth's interior within the framework of the community-based initiative known as Cooperative Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI). Funding will support basic research on the character and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core, their influence on the evolution of the Earth as a whole, and on processes operating within the deep interior that affect or are expressed on the Earth's surface.

Projects may employ any combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches. Support is available for research and research infrastructure through grants and cooperative agreements awarded in response to investigator-initiated proposals from U.S. universities and other eligible institutions.  Interdisciplinary projects are required. EAR will consider co-funding of projects with other agencies and supports international collaborations.

Program contacts

Robin Reichlin
Program Director, Geophysics
rreichli@nsf.gov (703) 292-8556 GEO/EAR
Paul Raterron
praterro@nsf.gov (703) 292-8565 GEO/EAR
Jennifer A. Wade
jwade@nsf.gov (703) 292-4739 GEO/EAR

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