Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG)

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10599/nsf10599.htm

National Science Foundation NSF

Institutional Eligibility:
Texas A&M University faculty, including Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.  The proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS).

PI Eligibility: Principal Investigators must be at the faculty level or equivalent.

Number of Proposals per Organization: 1
Institutions may submit only one Track 2 proposal as either the Lead Institution of a Collaborative Proposal or the sole submitting organization. Institutions may participate as a non-Lead Institution for additional Collaborative Proposals submitted to Track 2. 

Summary:
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.

Track 2: Full-Scale Projects - This Track supports longer-term activities that will identify and promote pathways to geoscience careers among members of underrepresented groups. It is expected that Track 2 proposals will establish programs that are sustainable without additional OEDG funding. Prior Track 1 OEDG funding is not a pre-requisite for submitting a Track 2 proposal.

Dates:
July 30, 2012, 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. 

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

August 6, 2012, 5:00 pm: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

All proposals submitted for the Limited Submissions must be submitted electronically using the on-line application system, which is available at: https://eproposal.tamu.edu.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, Bio-sketch, and a budget.

This site is password protected. Texas A&M University tenure or tenure track faculty may use their neo password to access the system. To change your password go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Forget your password?" and enter the email account you used to setup your account.  If you need to setup a new account go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Need an eProposal Account," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact libbyp@tamu.edu or 979.845.1811.

August 10, 2012: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal
competition.

September 3, 2012: (required)  Deadline for the Letter of Intent, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization

October 10, 2012:  Deadline for the Full proposal, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization

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