A revised solicitation for Signals in Soil (NSF 22-550) was recently released by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and USDA to fund innovative interdisciplinary teams focused on transforming our understanding of the dynamics of soil processes through the development of new technologies and approaches. The Signals in the Soil (SitS) program fosters collaboration among the two partner agencies and the researchers they support by combining resources and funding for the most innovative and high-impact projects that address their respective missions.
The two major changes to the solicitation include:
1: The Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences is now participating in the SitS solicitation. A new 6th priority is added: “Socializing Soil”. This priority emphasizes the need to better understand complex people-soil dynamics through partnerships between soil scientists and social scientists. See the Program Description section of the solicitation for more detail.
2: There is a new limitation on how many proposals an individual can submit or serve on in any capacity: Any individual who is currently leading a SitS proposal awarded from NSF 19-556 and/or NSF 20-548 cannot be a lead PI on a submission to this current solicitation. They can, however, be listed as a co-PI or Senior Personnel on up to 2 submissions for this current solicitation.
Submission Deadline is April 14, 2022.
If you have questions about the program, please contact SitSquestions@nsf.gov.