NSF – Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)

Date Due: 10/25/17

Amount: $87,000 per year, including $62,000 salary, $25,000 costs

Summary: The EAR Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to propose a strong, coherent research program in or across any area of Earth Science within the scope of the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) programs. The Division of Earth Sciences supports proposals for research geared toward improving the understanding of the structure, composition, and evolution of the Earth, the life it supports, and the processes that govern the formation and behavior of Earth materials. The theme of this solicitation is “issues relating to scale.” Earth Science research addresses processes that operate at different scales (e.g. spatial, temporal, numerical), but many communities are just now starting to study processes across different scales, or how processes operating at one scale translate to another. In addition, fellowship applicants are expected to include a coherent program of professional development activities as part of their proposal.

Keywords: career, student, education, geography, postdoc

Limitations: Individuals may submit only one fellowship proposal to EAR per fiscal year

Solicitation number: 16-588

URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16583/nsf16583.htm

Royal Geographic Society – Thesiger-Oman Fellowships

Date Due: 11/23/17

Amount: 8,000 GBP

Summary: The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) offers an annual Fellowship worth up to £8,000,for geographical research in the Middle East and other arid regions of the world as a memorial to Sir Wilfred Thesiger. The fellowship supports research into either the physical geography of arid and semiarid environments, or the human dimension of arid and semiarid environments. The aim of the award is to support outstanding field research in arid/desert environments, with a priority for research within the Middle East, reflecting Thesiger’s interests and the regions he visited.

Keywords: geography, environment

Limitations: Must have held a doctorate for at least 3 years and have a proven research record beyond PhD. Project should include fieldwork.

URL: http://www.rgs.org/NR/rdonlyres/9334DC68-0115-4B38-8171-3C7E0171B542/0/ThesigerOmanFellowshipGuidelines.pdf

NSF — Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (GSS)

Date Due: 09/07/17, first Thursday in September annually thereafter

Amount: $40,000 -$400,000

Summary: The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns.

Keywords: geography, land use

Notes: Can be done as a CAREER award, due in mid-July

Limitations: None

Solicitation number: 17-566

~Due date is 09/07/17, annually thereafter

URL: https://nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17566/nsf17566.htm

NSF – Geography and Spatial Sciences Program–Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (GSS-DDRI)

Date Due: 09/09/17; 02/09/18

Amount: $16,000

Summary: GSS supports research that involves development of methods and techniques to advance geographic and spatial scientific research. Proposals to develop and advance methods generally are most competitive when they also address substantive questions that are grounded in broader theoretical contexts, because the development of new methods is most compelling when their wider-ranging utility is complemented with convincing demonstrations of their practical utility to address substantive problems.

Keywords: geography, student, research

Notes: must be submitted with a PI and a co-PI; the PI must be the student’s advisor or another faculty member in a U.S. university

Solicitation number: 14-538

~Due date is09/09/17, annually thereafter; 02/09/18, annually thereafter

URL: https://nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14538/nsf14538.htm