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**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) solicits proposals to develop, implement, and manage a program of activities for Earth science applications for food security and agriculture . The ESD Applied Sciences Program manages this call for proposals (hereinafter, call) and the awards. The primary objective of this call is to enable and advance uses of Earth observations by domestic and international organizations to benefit food security and agricultur e. This call includes applications development, user characterization and engagement, innovative communications work, and socioeconomic impact analyses as part of the activities. The Applied Sciences Program strongly encourages that proposals to this call involve a multisectoral, trans discip linary team of organizations as a c onsortium to achieve the objectives. NASA plans to pursue a Cooperative Agreement funding vehicle for awards to this call .

Deadline: Notices of Intent to propose are requested by February 17, 2017, and proposals are due April 7 , 2017