NSF: Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science

National Science Foundation

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11509/nsf11509.htm

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the LSP is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators (PIs) who meet the eligibility requirements.  The University and the System Agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

PI Eligibility:  The principal investigator of a RET in engineering and computer science site proposal must have a faculty appointment, within a college/department of engineering or engineering technology or a college/department of computer and information science broadly defined (e.g., including HCI, software engineering, networking science, informatics) within the submitting U.S. academic institution.

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

Proposal Limit: Three (3)

Summary:  The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program supports the active involvement of K-12 science, technology, engineering, computer and information science, and mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research in order to bring knowledge of engineering, computer science, and technological innovation into their classrooms. The goal is to help build long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 STEM teachers, community college faculty, and the NSF university research community by involving the teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research and helping them translate their research experiences and new knowledge into classroom activities. Partnerships with inner city schools or other high needs schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. This announcement features two mechanisms for support of in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty: RET supplements to ongoing ENG or CISE awards and new RET Site awards. RET supplements may be included in proposals for new or renewed NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) or CISE grants or as supplements to ongoing NSF ENG or CISE funded projects. RET in Engineering and Computer Science Sites are based on independent proposals from engineering or computer and information science departments, schools or colleges to initiate and conduct research participation projects for a number of K-12 STEM teachers and/or community college faculty.

Dates:

July 1, 2013: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

July 11, 2013: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a 1-3 page research plan summary and two page bio-sketch.

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M PIs may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, from the e-proposal site, click on “Signup,” fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact:   shelly.martin@tamu.edu or 979.862.2233.

August 1, 2013:  Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

October 7, 2013:  Sponsor deadline for the full application (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time). 

The NSF will accept applications for this program annually on the first Monday in October,

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.

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