NOIs are requested by June 28,
2013, and proposals are due on or before August 30, 2013.
The New (Early Career) Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science is designed to support
outstanding scientific research and career development ofscientists and engineers at the early
stage of their professional careers. The program aims to encourage innovative research initiatives
and cultivate scientific leadership in Earth system science. The Earth Science Division (ESD)
places particular emphasis on the investigators' ability to promote and increase the use of spacebased remote sensing through the proposed research.
The NIP supports all aspects of scientific and technological research aimed to advance NASA’s
mission in Earth system science (http://science.nasa.gov/about-us/science-strategy/). In basic
research and analysis, the Focus Areas include:
• Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems,
• Climate Variability and Change,
• Water and Energy Cycle,
• Atmospheric Composition,
• Weather, and
• Earth Surface and Interior.