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Limited Submission: NSF - Climate Change Education (CCE): Climate Change Education Partnership Program, Phase I (CCEP-I)

Friday Mar 12, 2010

Please disseminate to appropriate researchers in your colleges and ORUs and coordinate internal review of pre-proposals:
Sponsor:          The National Science Foundation
Program:         Climate Change Education (CCE): Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) Program, Phase I (CCEP-I)
Limitations:       ONE proposal as the lead organization.
Program Guidelines:      The complete solicitation can be found at <> for review.
Internal Review Procedures:
Associate Deans or Designates must submit the following materials electronically to <>  no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 2010 (NOTE: submissions directly from PIs will not be accepted):   
1. Dean's or ORU Director's (or designates) Letter of Nomination with rankings and justification
2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for of the proposed project.
Each department may submit up to 3 internal applications.
Eligibility:   An individual is allowed to serve as Lead PI on only one proposal, due to the institution limit.  However, an individual may participate in more that one partnership proposal as a Co-Investigator supported through a sub-award from the Lead institution.
Program Description:   The Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) program seeks to establish a coordinated national network of regionally- or thematically-based partnerships devoted to increasing the adoption of effective, high quality educational programs and resources related to the science of climate change and its impacts.  Each CCEP is required to be of a large enough scale that they will have catalytic or transformative impact that cannot be achieved through other core NSF program awards.  The CCEP program is one facet of a larger NSF collection of awards related to Climate Change Education (CCE) that has two goals: (1) preparing a new generation of climate scientists, engineers, and technicians equipped to provide innovative and creative approaches to understanding global climate change and to mitigate its impact; and (2) preparing today’s U.S. citizens to understand global climate change and its implications in ways that can lead to informed, evidence-based responses and solutions.  Each CCEP must include representation from at least each of the following communities: climate scientists, experts in the learning sciences, and practitioners from within formal or informal education venues.  This combined expertise will insure that educational programs and resources developed through the activities of each CCEP reflects current understanding about climate science, the best theoretical approaches for teaching such a complex topics, and the practical means necessary to research the intended learner audience(s).  Each CCEP should be organized around either geographic regions that share similar climate change impacts, or major climate impact themes (e.g., sea-level rise).
The CCEP program is a two-phase program.  This solicitation seeks proposals for development of Phase I Partnerships (CCEP-I).  CCEP-I grantees will receive up to 2 years of funding support synthesis, network-building, and strategic planning activities leading toward potential Phase II Partnerships (CCEP-II).
Please see the solicitation for complete information.

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