Powell Center How to submit a proposal Webinar

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Have you ever wondered how to submit a proposal to the John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis?
Are you unsure if your idea is right for the Powell Center?
Join us for a How-To Webinar, Wednesday October 30th, 2019 at 11 MT to hear about the Powell Center.

Presented online at: zoom.us/j/999198738

The John Wesley Powell Center for Earth System Science Analysis and Synthesis fosters innovative thinking in Earth system science through collaborative synthesis activities. This mission is driven by the recognition that synthesis is critical to solving complex problems facing Society.

We invite interdisciplinary Working Groups comprised of USGS researchers and their national and international colleagues in academia and government to submit proposals.  Working Groups collaborate to promote understanding through analysis of existing data and information.

The Powell Center seeks projects that address development and testing of important Earth system science ideas and theories using existing data, cutting-edge analysis of Earth system information, and use of sound science in policy and management decisions. Proposals that consider and address National Science Foundation Big Ideas are also welcome (https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/). Proposals are evaluated for scientific merit, novel approaches, and rationale for conducting investigative activities at the Powell Center.

Groups that submit successful proposals will receive computing and data management support, funding for a Fellow, opportunities for meetings in Fort Collins, CO, and between-meeting collaborative tools.  Proposals are invited for projects that will begin on or after October 1, 2020.

Proposal Deadline:  January 31, 2020

Some proposals may be jointly funded by USGS and the National Science Foundation (NSF) (https://www.nsf.gov). Potential USGS/NSF proposals should follow Powell submission guidelines and will be processed through the Powell Center Science Advisory Board review process. 

Instructions for proposal preparation and submission are available at: 


Dr. Jill Baron, co-Director of the Powell Center, will present a webinar on how to develop a strong proposal for 2021 Working Group consideration on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 11:00 am MT/1:00 pm ET. The webinar is designed to provide insights to increase your understanding of the Powell Center and the proposal process.  Join the webinar online via zoom (zoom.us/j/999198738).

For additional information on the webinar, contact Marcia McNiff at mmcniff@usgs.gov or Leah Colasuonno at lcolasuonno@usgs.gov.