College of Liberal Arts

NSF—Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG)

Friday Sep 10, 2010

LIMITED SUBMISSION: NSF—Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG)

Materials are due electronically to Jeff Meserve ( by Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 12:00 pm.

Please submit:

    * Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for of the proposed project. Please specify Track 1 or Track 2.

    * Short CV, highlighting your research trajectory.

Program description:

The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) supports research and education in the Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric, and Geospace Sciences.  The Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG) Program is designed to address the fact that certain groups are underrepresented in the geosciences relative to their proportions in the general population.  The primary goal of the OEDG Program is to increase participation in the geosciences by African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (American Indians and Alaskan Natives), Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesians or Micronesians), and persons with disabilities.  A secondary goal of the program is to increase the perceived relevance of the geosciences among broad diverse segments of the population.  The OEDG Program supports activities that will incrase the number of members of underrepresented groups who:
·        Are involved in formal pre-college geoscience education;
·        Pursue and earn associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the geosciences;
·        Enter geoscience careers; and
·        Participate in informal geoscience education programs.
            The OEDG Program offers three funding Tracks: OEDG Planning Grants; Track 1: Proof-of-concept Projects; and Track 2: Full-Scale Projects.

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

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