C-DEBI Newsletter – July 15, 2019
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Publications & Press

Science Friday: Why We Need To Talk About Microbes And Climate - NEW!
We may refer to Earth as “our planet,” but it really belongs to the microbes. All the plants and animals on Earth are relatively new additions to the planetary ecosystem. But despite living basically everywhere on the planet, and playing a role in many of the processes that affect the climate, the connection between microbes and the climate is often ignored. That needs to change, says a consensus statement published by researchers in the journal Nature Reviews: Microbiology.

Have an upcoming manuscript about the deep subseafloor biosphere and want to increase your press coverage? NSF's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs is looking to coordinate press releases between your home institution and the NSF to coincide with the date of publication. Please contact us as soon as your publication is accepted!


Meetings & Activities

AGU: 2019 Fall Meeting Call for Abstracts - UPDATED!
Attending the AGU Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2019? Consider submitting your abstracts (due July 31, 2019) to these deep biosphere-related Session Proposals:

UCSD: Guaymas Science Symposium, September 16, 2019, Scripps Forum - NEW!
Within the scope of an IODP Day at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the “Expedition to Guaymas” Science Symposium will be held the afternoon of September 16, 2019 at the Scripps Forum, UC San Diego.  Hear from Guaymas Basin researchers including the team on IODP Expedition 385: Guaymas Basin Tectonics and Biosphere before they set sail. More information to follow.

ISSM: Submit your abstracts to the 11th ISSM conference, June 14-19, 2020, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Abstracts due in September 2019.

Ongoing Activities:


Proposal Calls

NSF: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
Full proposal deadlines: July 17-19, 2019.

IODP: Apply to Sail on IODP Expedition 386 - UPDATED!
The deadline to apply has been extended to July 19, 2019.

IODP: Apply to Sail on IODP Expeditions 390/393 - UPDATED!
To learn more about the scientific objectives of Expeditions 390/393, life at sea, and how to apply to sail, please join us for a web-based seminar on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time. The deadline to apply to sail is August 1, 2019.

NSF: Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS)
Full proposal deadline: August 5, 2019.

Moore Foundation: Symbiosis Model Systems
The deadline for submitting a pre-application for the Symbiosis Model Systems funding call is August 8, 2019.

NSF: Biological Oceanography
Full proposal deadline date: August 15, 2019.

NSF: Chemical Oceanography
Full proposal deadline date: August 15, 2019.

NSF: Physical Oceanography
Full proposal deadline date: August 15, 2019.

NSF: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 28, 2019.

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
Full Proposal Deadlines: September 10, 2019 (Track I), September 17, 2019 (Track II) and September 24, 2019 (Track III).

Moore Foundation / Simons Foundation: Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell
The deadline for submitting a proposal is September 30, 2019.

NSF: Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)
Letter of intent due date: October 30, 2019.

NSF: Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Next letter of intent window: November 25, 2019 – December 6, 2019.

Rolling Calls:



Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: PhD / PostDoc position

MBL: Computational Postdoctoral Scientist
Review of applications will begin July 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

NSF: Oceanographer (Program Director) - NEW!
The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidate for an Oceanographer (Program Director) position for the Biological Oceanography Program within the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) for the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Alexandria, VA. The Program Director will work in a small team of Program Directors who collectively manage the Biological Oceanography Program. The Biological Oceanography Program supports fundamental research in biological oceanography and marine ecology (populations to ecosystems). This is broadly defined as relationships among aquatic organisms and their interactions with the environments of the oceans or Great Lakes. Application closing date: July 30, 2019.

Tokyo Institute of Technology: Principal Investigator (Professor or Associate Professor), Earth-Life Science Institute
Application deadline: August 30, 2019.

DRI: Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbial Ecology: Genomes to Phenomes

UH Manoa: Assistant Researcher (Theoretical Ecologist)

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Matthew Janicak
Data Manager
Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI)
University of Southern California
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