College of Liberal Arts

Limited Submission: NSF - Geoscience Education (GeoEd)

Nominations due to Dean Slesnick by 1/28/10

Thursday Jan 28, 2010


Please disseminate to appropriate researchers in your colleges and ORUs and coordinate internal review of pre-proposals:

Sponsor:          The National Science Foundation

Program:         Geoscience Education (GeoEd)

Limitations:      ONE Track 2 Integrative Collaborations proposal may be submitted.  **Track 1 Pilot Projects is not limited.

Program Guidelines:      The complete solicitation can be found at <> for review.

Internal Review Procedures:

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to <>  no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2010:

1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination

2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of the proposed research project.

3. The bio sketch of the UT PI

Each department should submit all proposals forward with a ranking from the Dean/Associate Dean for Research.    

Eligibility: Any given individual may participate as PI or Co-PI in only one proposal submission.  That restriction applies to preliminary proposals as well as full proposals.  A PI or Co-PI on one proposal may serve as a faculty participant on other proposals.  

Program Description:   The Geoscience Education (GeoEd) Program is part of a portfolio of programs within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) that seeks to increase public understanding of Earth system and foster recruitment, training and retention of a diverse and skilled geoscience workforce for the future.  The program achieves these goals by supporting innovative or transformative projects that improve the quality and effectiveness of formal and informal geoscience education and career paths, broaden participation of traditionally underrepresented groups in geosciences, and promote public engagement in Earth system science.

Track 2 Integrative Collaborations:   Projects that promote active linkages and collaborations among geoscience researchers and education professionals in both formal and informal settings are encouraged for submission under Track 2 of the GeoEd program.  Although proposals may outline new partnerships, networks or alliances, preference will be give to Track 2 proposals that seek to include geoscience content and promote the geoscience disciplines within the framework of existing NSF-supported programs that encourage broadening participation in the STEM disciplines.  These include programs within the Alliances for Broadening Participation (ABP) clusters and the Centers for Research Excellence in Sciences and Technology (CREST) program.

Track 2 proposals must document collaboration in the form of Letters of Commitment from ongoing LSAMP, AGEP, or CREST programs, if proposed as a partner for the OEDG project or from any institutions that would be part of a newly-formed alliance or partnership.  These letters should be included in the Supplementary Documents section of the proposal.
Please see the solicitation for complete information.

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