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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.**

ESI requests the following types of research investigations in 2017. Pending sufficient availability of funds, it is NASA’s intent to update these foci and compete this element on an annual basis to best address scientific and programmatic priorities:

1. High -End Computing for ESI: Research advancing the use of High -End Computing (HEC) resources to answer specific questions in solid- Earth science. This subsection welcomes proposals addressing observational network design and augmentation, automated processing of large datasets, and advanced analysis and simulation. Proposals that demonstrate a clear need and robust plan for use of NASA HEC resources are especially encouraged.

2. Geomagnetic Research: Research that utilizes remotely sensed geomagnetic observations to further advance our understanding of the solid Earth.

3. Strengthening ESI Community Knowledge and Skills: New ESI -relevant activities that strengthen knowledge and skills of graduate students and/or postdoctoral researchers and broaden community awareness of the ESI mission. Prospective proposers are encouraged to contact the program point of contact to discuss the relevance of their proposal.

Deadline: Notice of intent due March 31, 2017. Full proposal due May 15, 2017.