The Early Career Investigator Program 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 welcomes innovative research initiatives and seeks to cultivate diverse scientific leadership in Earth System Science. The anticipated average award to individuals is $100,000 per year for a period of up to three years, subject to the project's satisfactory progress and the availability of funds. Eligible principal investigators (PIs) must be a recent Ph.D. recipient, defined as having graduated on or after January 1, 2017. The proposal PI must have successfully completed their Ph.D. defense prior to the due date for proposals.
NASA's Earth Science Division (ESD) places particular emphasis on the investigators' ability to promote and increase the use of space-based remote sensing, the integration of space-based remote sensing data with other datasets (e.g., surface, air) and into models, and the delivery of actionable Earth science―making Earth science data more usable and impactful for the benefit of humanity. Proposals must demonstrate the relevance of the research activities to support four ESD elements: Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS), Applied Sciences, Research and Analysis (R&A), and the Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO).
NASA will host virtual information sessions about this funding opportunity June 14 and June 22, 2023, 1:00-2:00 p.m., EDT [UTC -4] (via WebEx).
Notices of Intent are due July 21, 2023 and full proposals are due August 11, 2023.
Learn more at https://www.earthdata.nasa.gov/news/ecip-es-funding-2023.