Earth Science Applications: Socioeconomic Assessments (ROSES 2021)

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

This Earth Science Applications: Socioeconomic Assessments program element seeks to expand research, methodologies, tools, and capacity for assessments of the socioeconomic value from Earth science information for applications, including decisionand policy-support issues and operational contexts. This program element solicits proposals for a consortium to develop and manage a set of activities toward these ends.

The NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) is organizing this program element, and offices in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are co-sponsoring.

This program element encompasses two subelements : Socioeconomic Assessments, and Community and Capacity Development. The Socioeconomic Assessments subelement advances and exercises assessment techniques on the value of Earth science information,1 in societal and economic terms, for real-world applications. This subelement increases case study examples and the peer-reviewed literature base and supports collaborations among economic and other social scientists with Earth system scientists.

The Community and Capacity Development sub-element fosters a thriving, crossdisciplinary community of Earth scientists, engineers, and economists and other social scientists; diversity and inclusion are critical considerations in this community building. This sub-element builds the familiarity of Earth scientists about socioeconomic concepts and methods, and it enables cross-disciplinary networking for ideation and collaboration.

Overall, these two elements can build a strong presence of the work nationally and internationally, foster further work on this topic, induce more Earth science applications, and support better public understanding of the value and benefits of Earth science to society.

Proposal teams are expected to form a multidisciplinary, multisectoral team of organizations as a consortium to achieve the objectives, incorporating diversity in all its forms. Innovative communications work is part of the scope of activities. NASA plans to issue a Cooperative Agreement as the funding vehicle for this program element, because of ongoing collaboration among the sponsors and awardee(s), see section 4.1.


  • Notice of Intent: Jan. 25, 2022
  • Proposal: March 22, 2022




Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 22, 2022