Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11509/nsf11509.htm

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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.

Number of Proposals
Three site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and Information Science as the lead institution.

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
January 14, 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 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.

February 28, 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.