FUNding Friday Poster Competition

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

FUNding Friday

What: Annual Mini-grant competition. (see last year's funded projects here)

The Prizes: Three $5,000 awards to fund small projects that are inspired by ESIP collaboration or participation.

The Purpose: This competition serves several purposes, which should inform those desiring to compete:

1. The competition promotes and rewards new collaborations or bridges between ESIP projects and technologies, so that novel outcomes can be explored.

2. The competition fosters small-scale projects of real value by supporting programmer salary, travel—whatever is needed to realize the proposed work (overhead is NOT supported).

3. The competition showcases how the ESIP Federation can leverage current technologies and member skills to add new services with a modest amount of effort (and funding).

4. The competition rewards members who are looking to explore new collaborations and new ideas inspired by other Federation member activities.

This year’s competition does NOT have a single topical or other focus. It encourages collaborations across member organizations that demonstrate the value of ESIP participation. It is open to the imaginations and the needs of the ESIP members.

Eligibility: Registered meeting participants who are members of the ESIP Federation can apply (you need not be your organization’s Assembly representative). YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT THE FUNding FRIDAY POSTER EVENT TO COMPETE! Federal employees must check their eligibility to participate and funding is available only to partners from US-based organizations.

Limit on participation: An eligible member can be the lead person on only ONE proposed project. The team members for the project should be identified on the poster. Last year’s winners are ineligible to compete again this year.