The GEO OSE program seeks to support sustainable and networked open science activities to foster an ecosystem of inclusive access to data, physical collections, software, advanced computing, and other resources toward advancing research and education in the geosciences. The purpose of this support is to broadly enable geoscientists to leverage expanding information resources and computing capabilities to address interdisciplinary grand challenge research questions at the forefront of the geosciences.

Note that NSF's definition of "geoscience" includes all polar science.

Two tracks of support are available based on the size and scope of expected efforts. Track 1 will support smaller-scale activities to advance early-stage GEO OSE activities, with funding provided for two years with a maximum budget size of $400,000 per project. Track 2 will support larger-scale activities, with funding provided for three years with budget size commensurate with the size and scope of the project up to about $1,600,000.

NSF will be holding an informational webinar on Friday, 20 January 2023, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST, to offer guidance on the GEO OSE program and to provide an opportunity for questions. Registration details for the webinar are available on the GEO OSE program webpage.

Proposal deadline: 16 March 2023

For more information, go to: Solicitation webpage