Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM)

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM)
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10531/nsf10531.htm

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Eligibility
Texas A&M Faculty in the Biological Sciences

Number of Applications
Only one application per accredited institution of higher education.

Summary
The goal of the Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM) program is to increase the number and diversity of individuals pursuing graduate studies in all areas of biological research supported by the NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences. Support will be provided to academic institutions to establish innovative programs to engage undergraduates in a year-round research and mentoring activity. Particular emphasis will be placed on broadening participation of members of groups historically underrepresented in science and engineering: African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities.

Dates
January 14, 2011, 5:00 pm:  Deadline for an email of intent. Include the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Deadline for an email of intent. Include the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

January  17, 2011, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.  Include signatures of approval from your department head and college dean, to the Office of Research Development for review by the internal selection committee.

E-mail internal proposal to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

January  28, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

March 1, 2011: Deadline for the full proposal, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization

Internal Selection Procedures
Texas A&M University has established a process to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select applications for Texas A&M submissions.