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Limited Submission: NSF - Geoscience Education (GeoEd)

Monday Aug 9, 2010

LIMITED SUBMISSION: The National Science Foundation: Geoscience Education (GeoEd)

Materials are due electronically to Jeff Meserve ( by Monday, August 9, 2010 @ 12:00 pm.

Please submit:

  • Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for of the proposed project.
  • Short CV, highlighting your research trajectory.

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.

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