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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Geoscience Education (GeoEd)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI Eligibility
Texas A&M University faculty, including Agriculture, Engineering and TTI personnel.

Institutional Eligibility
This proposal will be submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS) in the name of Texas A&M University.

Number of Proposals: 1 Track 2 proposal
An organization (e.g., a university or museum) may be the lead organization on only one Track 2 proposal submitted per competition per organization.

There are no restrictions on the number of Track 1 proposals that an organization may submit.

Funding Tracks

No limit……Track 1 Pilot Projects: Track 1 of the GeoEd program considers proposals to initiate or pilot highly innovative geoscience education activities in the four thematic areas described in the Introduction section. Projects should integrate geoscience research with education. Projects that are informed by the results of current education-related research are appropriate for submission under Track 1 of the GeoEd program.

Limited to 1….Track 2 Integrative Collaborations:  Projects that promote active linkages and collaborations among geoscience researchers and education professionals in both formal and informal settings are encouraged for submission under Track 2 of the GeoEd program. Although proposals may outline new partnerships, networks or alliances, preference will be given to Track 2 proposals that seek to include geoscience content and promote the geoscience disciplines within the framework of existing NSF-supported programs that encourage broadening participation in the STEM disciplines.  These include programs within the Alliances for Broadening Participation (ABP) cluster and the Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program.

Projects designed to recruit and retain students during the critical transition from high school to college, or from community college to a 4-year undergraduate degree program, are of particular interest to the GeoEd program.

September 12, 2011, 5:00 p.m.: 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

September 15, 2011, 5:00 p.m.: 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:

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, Biosketch, 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:, 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:, 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 or 979.845.1811.

September 19, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

October 12, 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 procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.