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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 2018. 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. Innovative Solid-Earth Science: Innovative hypothesis-driven scientific research addressing the seven scientific challenges from NASA’s Challenges and Opportunities for Research in ESI (CORE) Report (2016).
2. Solid-Earth Observational Strategies: Proposals exploring observational strategies to meet priority ESI science objectives. Proposals that address ESI science objectives and associated remote sensing observations as identified in the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Decadal Survey, Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space (2018), and the CORE Report will receive higher priority. Proposals that include instrument or technology development will be considered nonresponsive and returned without review.

Deadline: Notice of intent due Apr 13, 2018. Proposal due May 15, 2018.