New Investigator Program in Earth Science

Sponsor:National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Deadline:NOTICE: The New Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science will not be competed in 2018. NIP is moving to a 3-year cycle and is scheduled to solicit proposals next in ROSES-2020. Eligibility will be extended to six years after award of PhD in order that potential proposers continue to have two opportunities to propose. The full text of the most recent call can be found in A.36 of ROSES-2017.
Award Max:Previous Average awards: 80-90k per year for up to 3 years
Eligibility:Ph.D. within 6 years (expected to change from 5 years to 6 to permit 2 attempts in the 3 year cycle).
Program Link. The New (Early Career) Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science is designed to support outstanding scientific research and career development of scientists and engineers at the early stage of their professional careers. The program aims to encourage innovative research initiatives and cultivate scientific leadership in Earth system science. The Earth Science Division (ESD) places particular emphasis on the investigators' ability to promote and increase the use of space-based remote sensing through the proposed research. The NIP supports all aspects of scientific and technological research aimed to advance NASA’s mission in Earth system science ( In research and analysis, the focus areas are: • Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems, • Climate Variability and Change, • Water and Energy Cycle, • Atmospheric Composition, • Weather, and • Earth Surface and Interior
Category(s): physical-science, engineering, computer-science, life-science