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News and opportunities overview

News and Opportunities overview


News items are general information or announcements that are of interest to the community and that may not fit in other News and opportunities categories (e.g. Jobs, Grants, Workshops, etc.).


Grant or proposal opportunities from government agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA; and from foundations, corporations, institutions, and professional societies.


Job opportunities in education, government, and professional societies, for students, educators, postdocs. These include any employment position for which remuneration is received (but not honoraria or stipends), internships, fellowships, assistantships, or research associate positions.


Career postings give information about working, studying or participating in the geoscience community.


Conference opportunities are meetings of broad appeal that may include general audiences or specific Earth science communities, and tend to be sponsored events.


Professional development, training, or skills development opportunities for educators, students, managers, etc.

Learning opportunities

This section aggregates together a variety of opportunities in which individual learning or research is the primary focus, such as field projects, courses, mentoring, tutoring, exchanges, or college credit opportunities.

Awards, Scholarships

Announcements about events in which acknowledgement, honor, or recognition is given for work done or for pursuing professional development or educational endeavors (includes honoraria, stipends).

Call for participation

Announcements that include calls for papers or abstracts, calls for input, testing, feedback, formative evaluations, or collaborations.

The following links offer additional timely information about DLESE and news services for the Earth System community:


Calendar provides an alternate view of News and opportunities announcements, arranged by month, using the start date of an event.

Post an item

This easy-to-use tool lets you post news and opportunities of interest to the broad Earth system science community.

Email lists

Join and manage subscriptions to email lists on topics such as K-12, and Geowall.

RSS news feeds

RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication (sometimes also known as Rich Site Summary)—a service that delivers short summaries of online information immediately, and allows users to subscribe to receive regular online news and events of interest to them. For example, a DLESE user could subscribe to an RSS feed that provides notifications of new job opportunities, or grants, or workshops. RSS feeds are written in the XML format, which lends itself to easy duplication and distribution. Users can utilize an RSS reader or aggregator to quickly scan summaries of the latest content on a website. Follow this link to learn more about RSS and how to use it.

Last modified February 22, 2011.