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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program-CIF21 Track (IGERT-CIF21)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

PI Eligibility: Texas A&M University faculty.
The PI must be on the faculty of the submitting institution. Any given individual may participate as a PI or co-PI in only one IGERT proposal submission (either the regular IGERT in response to NSF 11-533 or this solicitation, the IGERT-CIF21 track). However, a PI or co-PI on one IGERT proposal may serve as a faculty participant on the other.

Institutional Eligibility: 
This solicitation is limited to Texas A&M University and the proposals will need to be submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS)

Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.

Number of Proposals: 1
Institutions are allowed to submit at most one proposal in response to this IGERT-CIF21 track solicitation, which can be in addition to one regular IGERT proposal submitted in response to NSF 11-533.

A multi-institutional proposal is defined as one that has at least one co-PI at a different academic institution than that of the PI, a subaward to a different academic institution than that of the PI, or both.

Building upon the IGERT platform, the purpose of this IGERT solicitation is to support new models in graduate education in which students are engaged in an environment that supports innovation to learn through hands-on experience how their own research may contribute in new ways to benefit society and to learn the processes for the successful implementation of such contributions.

Within the Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) and IGERT, NSF recognizes the need to educate and support a next generation of researchers able to address fundamental challenges in 1) core techniques and technologies for advancing big data science and engineering; 2) analyzing and dealing with challenging computational and data enabled science and engineering (CDS&E) problems, and 3) researching, providing, and using the cyberinfrastructure that makes cutting-edge CDS&E research possible in any and all disciplines.

Through this amendment to the IGERT solicitation NSF 11-533, a new IGERT-CIF21 track has been created as a mechanism to address the training and education needs in CDS&E and cyberinfrastructure research. The CIF21 activity is part of the NSF-wide IGERT activity, as described in

May 16, 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

May 21, 2012, 5:00 pm: 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. 
*The form for completing the internal proposal is here.

E-mail internal proposal to

May 28, 2012: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

June 4, 2012:  Letter of Intent Due, by 5:00 pm of proposers local time.

August 6, 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.