Two New Funding Opportunities; Looking Ahead to AGU

Published: 22 October 2020

From the Program ManagersWe are excited by the recent Department of Energy announcements for funding of both ASR science and for the DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program.

This year’s ASR funding opportunity announcement solicits proposals on aerosol-cloud interactions, aerosol processes, warm boundary layer processes, Arctic atmospheric processes from ARM’s COMBLE and MOSAiC campaigns, and convective cloud processes from ARM’s CACTI field campaign.

And each year, DOE provides opportunities for early-career scientists at the DOE National Labs and tenure-track faculty at universities. Our division rotates Early Career topics through its three main areas: atmospheric research, environmental systems science, and Earth and environmental systems models. This year is an atmospheric research year and we are soliciting proposals through the Early Career Research Program that will improve fundamental understanding of aerosol-cloud processes through analysis of BER observational data. Applications must focus on one or more of the following aerosol-cloud processes: aerosol-cloud interactions, aerosol processes that affect cloud processes or properties, or cloud processes that are affected by aerosol processes or properties.

As you read our story on these two funding announcements, please note the deadlines! The pre-application deadline for ASR funding is December 2, 2020, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. The Early Career Research Program funding’s pre-application deadline is November 20, 2020, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Pre-applications are required for both and must be submitted through the Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS). If you have questions about either of these opportunities, please reach out to us.

This is also the time of year that we’re all getting ready for AGU. If you are presenting at this virtual event, please be sure to let us know! One of the best ways to draw us and others to your AGU session is to be highlighted on the ASR website. It is a meaningful way that we track scientific impact. We also want to plan the sessions we will be attending as early as possible. Use this form to share your AGU abstract information.

As we get further into fall and closer to the holiday season, we hope you and your families are safe and healthy.

— Shaima Nasiri and Jeff Stehr, ASR Program Managers

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This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, through the Biological and Environmental Research program as part of the Atmospheric System Research program.