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  • Announcement: support for CIDER working-groups - deadline January 15, 2016

Support is available through CIDER FESD grant for ad-hoc multi-disciplinary "working groups". Such working groups might be needed to develop consensus on a type of model or a standard (geochemical, seismological or other) to be used in other disciplines, or evaluation, validation, problem reconciliation on a variety of multi-disciplinary topics relevant to the CIDER goals.

Travel and subsistence expenses will be provided, as well as publication costs, as appropriate, for working groups on the basis of 1-2 meetings per year and ~10-15 participants, for up to $20,000.

Members of the community interested in forming such a group should submit a short description of the motivations and goals of the working group (2-3 pages) for a one year period, clearly identifying who will act as coordinator and listing the names and qualities of those that have agreed to participate. This document, including a brief summary (1-2 paragraphs) and a budget and budget justification should be submitted to Jie Li (jackieli at umich dot edu), chair of the CIDER AC with cc to Barbara Romanowicz (barbara at seismo dot berkeley dot edu). The proposals will be reviewed by the CIDER AC. The funding is for one year, but extension of the activities for a second year may be considered.

Each funded working group is expected to present the results of their activities at the annual Pre- or Post-AGU CIDER workshop (the Sunday before or the Saturday after Fall AGU) following acceptance of their project, and to submit a report at the end of the year.

Deadline for 2016 proposals: January 15, 2016.

CIDER plans to fund three proposals per year. A proposal may be resubmitted in subsequent years, whether or not it has been selected.

Past funded proposed include:


• Geomagnetic Prediction (Lathrop, Daniel P; Ide, Kayo; Kostelich, Eric)

• Linking Dynamic Topography with the Observational Record (Flowers, Rebecca; Becker, Thorsten; Zhong, Shijie)

• The Geological Consequences of Measuring Mantle Radiogenic Heating: Future Directions for Neutrino Geosciences (Carlson, Rick; Dye, Steve; Hernlund, John; McDonough, William)


• 3D Reference Earth model (Lekic, Vedran; Romanowicz, Barbara; Dziewonski, Adam; Ritsema, Jeroen; Masters, Guy).

• Interpretation of upper mantle attenuation measurements (Wiens, Doug; Abers, Geoff; Holtzman, Ben; Lekic, Ved)

- 3D Reference Earth model workshop (convener V. Lekic, Univ. of Maryland). See the report.

- Attenuation workshop (convener D. Wiens, Northwestern U.)

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