New ASR Projects, the Joint Meeting, and More

Published: 15 August 2022

Jeff Stehr, ASR Program Manager.
Jeff Stehr, ASR Program Manager.

This edition’s column is by ASR Program Manager JeffStehr. 

Across the country, temperatures are soaring into the triple digits. This impacts more than our environment; it affects us all. Add in a heavy workload, and we all feel the heat in these busy times. With that, I hope you are all taking time to rest and recharge—preferably someplace cool and relaxing.

The big news outlined in this edition of ASR News is the awarding of 21 new ASR projects. To each of our new principal investigators—welcome! We look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead. In the meantime, please contact me with any questions or concerns.

For both our new PIs and our ASR veterans, please take time to visit the Resources for Newly Funded Investigators page on our website. You’ll learn how to build out and update your project page and share your science. You’ll find important information on project reporting and discover how to subscribe to ASR and ARM newsletters and working group mailing lists.

ASR Project Awards and Declinations

If you have been notified that you received an award, congratulations!

If, however, your proposal was declined and you want to see feedback, those declinations are not always clear in DOE’s Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS). If your institution submitted your proposal through, it will not appear in your PAMS account until you connect it. Please see the “Proposal Declinations” section on the Resources for Newly Funded Investigators page for more information.

Engage with the ARM/ASR Communities

Finally, with apologies to the poet John Donne, I would like to close with the assertion that “no PI is an island.”

The ASR community offers numerous opportunities to network and volunteer across a variety of committees and work groups. The best way to learn about these opportunities is to attend the annual ARM/ASR Joint Meeting.

It is the first time since 2019 that this meeting will be in person, and for me, it will be my first opportunity to meet many of you face to face. We look forward to seeing you!

One of our goals is to get your engagement and input on what kind of community to build. We hope that by becoming more entrenched in the ASR community, you will find more opportunities for collaboration. You will get to know new colleagues and discover how their research interests overlap with yours.

As noted at the start of this message, it has been busy for us all. We will be back on a regular newsletter schedule in September. Until then, we hope you take the time to enjoy your summer!

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Author: Jeff Stehr, ASR Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

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.