Typical award amount: $12,000 to $15,000
Estimated number of awards: 10 each in 2023, 2025, and 2027
Deadline: September 15, 2023. The AGeS-DiG proposal submission portal will open on the DiG-How to Apply page approximately 2 months before the deadline.

Eligibility details:

  • Proposals can be submitted by scientists anywhere in the U.S., including by those at the senior, postdoctoral scientist, and graduate levels.
  • AGeS labs are eligible to apply directly for this funding and may otherwise be engaged in DiG proposals, but it is not a requirement that a lab be involved in DiG projects.

Goals of AGeS-DiG

  • Engage, train, and educate students at any level (including undergraduate and community college) who have not traditionally had equal access to geochronology data and training.
  • Generate and test innovative ideas to expand geochronology access for those underrepresented in the Earth sciences.

Program Overview

AGeS-DiG provides support for scientists to engage, train, and educate students who have not traditionally had equal access to geochronology resources. The outcomes will identify impactful BAJEDI initiatives and may position the awardees to successfully seek future support from funding agencies to continue and/or broaden their project’s scope. Proposals should state the underrepresented group(s) to be targeted, make the case that students of this group are underrepresented in geochronology and therefore are appropriate to target with an AGeS-DiG project, and outline how these students will be recruited to the project.

Types of Projects Supported by AGeS-DiG

Priority will be given to projects that emphasize authentic research experiences, that mentor multiple students, and that foster a cohort experience for participants. Examples of possible AGeS-DiG projects include but are not limited to: opportunities for underserved groups to visit labs in person to acquire data for project(s); training of an underrepresented cohort in geochronology methods and remote data acquisition for a project; or other innovative concepts.

Requirements if Funded

  • AGeS awards should be completely expensed within one year of the award.
  • AGeS-DiG awardees and DiG project participants engage in AGeS evaluation activities.
  • A list of participants in the AGeS-DiG project should be provided to the AGeS program.
  • Funding from the AGeS program should be acknowledged in all products.
  • AGeS should be informed of all products by sending an email to contact@agesgeochronology.org, even if the product is generated after the award duration.
  • The AGeS-DiG lead PI will submit a final project summary with images from the project for posting on the AGeS project website.