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NSF awards $13 million for research on how humans, environment interact

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 17:05

Delta: A place where sediment carried downstream by a river enters the sea, forming a fan of sand or mud.

Although deltas make up just 1 percent of the world's land, they're home to more than half a billion people -- and to fertile ecosystems such as mangroves and marshes. Deltas also serve as economic hotspots. They support much of the world's fisheries and forest products, and are major food production areas for many nations.

Scientists have found that deltas are ...
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In wake of hurricanes, floods and wildfires, NSF awards $18.7 million in natural hazards research grants

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:20

Hurricane Harvey: It dropped a record-breaking 50-plus inches of rain across parts of Texas and left behind widespread, devastating floods. Following in Harvey's wake, Hurricane Irma has spun another path of destruction.

Beyond the Harvey and Irma disasters, wildfires raged in California this summer, forcing thousands to flee their homes. Now, dozens have perished in Mexico's strongest earthquake in a century.

In the decade from 2003 to 2013, natural disasters around the ...
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Four new NSF Engineering Research Centers will advance US health, energy sustainability

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested nearly $80 million in four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to create novel technology platforms to address national challenges in health and energy sustainability.

Over the next five years, the centers will create new knowledge and high-tech innovations, as well as transform existing industries in ways that bolster the U.S. economy, support national security and build America's global competitiveness through the preparation ...
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NSF announces 14 new PIRE awards to support scientific collaboration in 24 countries

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 08:59

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce 14 new Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) awards, totaling more than $66 million over the next five years.

The awards will fund 14 lead U.S. institutions and U.S. partner institutions for collaborative projects involving international partners in 24 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, ...
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27 new NSF INCLUDES awards aim to enhance U.S. science and engineering enterprise

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 09:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued 27 new awards through its NSF INCLUDES program, aimed at enhancing U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations through a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Today, U.S industries, universities and research centers face 21st-century challenges. They need skilled STEM workers to grow the economy, secure the national defense and advance other national priorities. NSF ...
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Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 17:53

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Research Coordination Networks (RCN)

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 17:53

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Dear Colleague Letter: Life STEM

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 17:53

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