College of Liberal Arts

NSF 10-599; Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG)

Wednesday Aug 17, 2011

Sponsor:  NSF – National Science Foundation
Program:  NSF 10-599, Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG)
The complete solicitation is here:
Please submit the following materials electronically to by noon on August 17, 2011
1.            Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for the proposed research project.
2.            Short biosketch/CV of the UT PI
3.        (Recommended) Short endorsement from departmental chair to be incorporated into letter of nomination.
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 and diverse segments of the population. The OEDG Program supports activities that will increase the number of members of underrepresented groups who:
Are involved in formal pre-college geoscience education programs;
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.
OEDG Planning Grants - This Track supports planning workshops, conferences, symposia and related short-term activities that facilitate either: 1) development ofnew strategic plans to implement systemic, community-wide programs to broaden participation in the geosciences; or, 2) development of new partnerships or collaborations between multiple institutions seeking to establish sustainable projects that address the goals of the OEDG program.
The complete solicitation is here:

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