Program Overview

The initial LANDInG cohorts of participants are funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation. There is no cost to participants.

The Landing Community of Practice is open to all persons interested in either learning more about DEI, or interested in better understanding and helping to advance evidence based DEI practices though web-based curated resources and engaging in a network of active communications with others. Different from the Community of Practice, selection to the LANDInG Academy is limited to those selected through a competitive application process for a designed learning experience coupled with and a high impact DEI project selected by the participant.

AGU membership is not required to participate in either the Community of Practice, or the LANDInG Academy.

LANDInG Academy is designed for those interested in growing their skills and impact on leading advancements in DEI. Cohort participants will receive specialized exposure to and reinforcement of evidence-based DEI scholarship and leadership practices. Participants will also receive mentorship and resources support in leading a DEI change initiative at their home institution. In doing so, participants are also provided career-enhancing national speaking and publications opportunities.

Commumity of Practice

Instructions on how to join the COP will be made available when the COP launches this summer.

AGU membership is not required to participate in either the Community of Practice, or the LANDInG Academy.

LANDInG CoP channels, are pre-selected discussion topics for sharing and learning information on a specific subject.  It allows you to more readily find information needed without a broad search.

LANDInG CoP Ambassadors are DEI knowledgeable individuals who proactively promote and spearhead discussion on the Community of Practice.

Participants in CoP channels should assume that all conversations are available for viewing or discovery by others in the CoP.

LANDInG Academy Participation eligibility and applications

Application for LANDInG Academy Cohort 1 participation opens May 1 and closes June 15.  See application form.

Cohort 1 participants will be limited to U.S. Citizens and green card holders only.  Later cohorts will expand to include non-U.S.  participation.

Based on current program funding, we anticipate Cohort 1 will be limited to 9 or 10 persons.  We anticipate future cohort sizes to expand to an increased number of participants for each cohort class targeting 12-15 per cohort.

Each successful application should be prepared to a 2-year cohort commitment.  Year-1 is designed for DEI learning; Year-2 is designed for DEI project execution, plus LANDInG capstone event.

While there are virtual components to LANDInG academy curriculum, travel is required for successful LANDInG Academy cohort participants.  All travel expenses are reasonably compensated following federal and AGU travel guidelines. A Cohort 1 calendar of required meetings is found here.

Non-geoscientists are eligible to apply to LANDInG Academy.  Cohort 1 applicants should be prepared to articulate how their work is anticipated to impact the geoscience community, or advancement of a diverse and inclusive science culture if selected.

AGU membership is not required to participate in either the Community of Practice, or the LANDInG Academy.

Participants from Tribal Colleges/Two Year Colleges are fully eligible to apply and participate in LANDInG Academy

LANDInG is being planned to run well into the future, beyond the current four-year grant funding.

Non-geoscientists are eligible to apply to LANDInG Academy.  Cohort 1 applicants should be prepared to articulate how their work is anticipated to impact the geoscience community, or advancement of a diverse and inclusive science culture if selected.