Grant addenum January 2010

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

NASA NASA NOTICE OF INTENT TO RELEASE SUMMER OF INNOVATION PILOT COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NOTICE Funding Opportunity Number: NNH10ZNE004C Due Date for Applications: Feb 19, 2010 Expected Total Number of Awards: 7

Estimated Total Program Funding: Award Ceiling: Award Floor: URL: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/Overview

This is a modification to the synopsis entitled NASA NOTICE OF INTENT TO RELEASE SUMMER OF INNOVATION PILOT COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NOTICE which was posted on January 10, 2010. This modification provides the full description of the requirement. The due date for responses is not extended. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education is releasing a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) under the authority of 42 United States Code §2486e(a), and as implemented at 14 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Part 1259, Subpart 3 (§§1259.300 through 1259.303), NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has identified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Education as a national need. With respect to the national need identified above and in accordance with 42 U.S.C. §2486e(a)and 14 C.F.R. §1259.300, NASA plans to release a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) entitled Summer of Innovation Pilot Program to consortia of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (Space Grant Consortia) and to award up to seven (7) cooperative agreements. With its demonstrated success, well established state-based network and strong STEM workforce development, education and research mission, the Space Grant Consortia are uniquely qualified to implement the Summer of Innovation pilot within the extreme time constraints required for success. Under 42 U.S.C. §2486e(b), any award made under this section “shall be subject to terms, conditions, and requirements as the Administrator considers necessary or appropriate.” Accordingly, NASA has determined that submitters for this opportunity must be the Lead Institution of the Space Grant Lead Consortium. There may only be one proposal per state. NASA intends to competitively select up to seven (7) states to pilot the Summer of Innovation Pilot Program during 2010. NASA will use the Summer of Innovation as a catalyst to expand, align, and strengthen existing state-based networks. Proposers are therefore encouraged to solicit the involvement, participation, and/or contributions of interested public/private partners including NASA Centers, other federal agencies, non-profit and for-profit entities, and organizations/associations with relevant experience and ability to accomplish the goals of the Summer of Innovation Pilot Program. Partners included in a submitter’s proposal shall not be limited to current members of the Space Grant Consortium for the particular state. Due to the nature and timing of the work to be performed, the following summary information is being provided to allow proposers to begin formulating ideas and identifying partners critical to the successful implementation of the Summer of Innovation. Purpose =========== During the launch of the “Educate to Innovate” Campaign in November 2009, the President called for the expansion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities for all young people. NASA is launching Summer of Innovation to increase the scope and scale of the Agency’s commitment to answer the President’s call. Summer of Innovation is designed to improve STEM teaching and learning in partnership with federal agencies, philanthropic institutions, universities, industry, museums, nonprofit organizations, and states and localities. Overview =========== Summer of Innovation is a five (5)-week STEM summer learning program that will launch and culminate in a national event. The objectives of the Summer of Innovation will be accomplished by the strategic infusion of NASA content and products into existing, evidence-based summer learning programs at the state level. Additionally, the program will involve design competitions and flagship events open to students and teachers nationwide. NASA will use the Summer of Innovation as a catalyst to expand, align, and strengthen existing state-based networks. Summer of Innovation’s support will align with the common core standards movement and connect to schools and others to maximize learning and development outcomes with the goal of keeping students on pathways to learning and life success. This strategy will ensure a more powerful and equitable strategy to maximize the chances that all children will have the range of learning opportunities they need to meet high academic standards and to succeed not only in school but in the 21st century global economy and society. The 2010 NASA Summer of Innovation pilot program will provide complementary learning support during the summer that engages middle school teachers and students in a STEM learning program that will ultimately increase the number of future scientists, mathematicians, and engineers in our nation. The pilot program will seek to improve STEM performance for a diverse population of students (entering sixth grade and completing ninth grade), placing them on a trajectory to take calculus by senior year of high school and be prepared for a STEM major in college. Summer of Innovation will align with the key design principles under the United States Department of Education’s Race to the Top and Investing in Innovation (i3) incentive-based grant programs: public/private partnership to build rigorous STEM pathways; work with STEM partners to advance STEM instruction and application in the classroom; and prepare more students - particularly females and low-income and minority populations – to enter STEM professions. Anticipated Timeline ================ ITEM Open Date Close Date Notice of Intent to Proposers 06-Jan-2010 19-Jan-2010 Summer of Innovation Pilot CAN 19-Jan-2010 19-Feb-2010 Pre-Proposal Teleconference 25-Jan-2010 25-Jan-2010 Non-binding NOI to Propose Due 27-Jan-2010 27-Jan-2010 Proposals Due 19-Feb-2010 19-Feb-2010 Proposal Review-Selection 25-Feb-2010 March 2010 Award Announcement March 2010 March 2010 Timeline is subject to change; current information will be posted on NASA NSPIRES and Grants.Gov Critical Elements for Proposers ======================== • Possess existing state-based partnerships and capacity to expand network • Goals and objectives aligned with intent of Summer of Innovation • Access to and experience engaging the Nation’s high quality STEM professionals through industry, academia and government (including NASA Centers and Mission Directorates) • Experience engaging diverse population of middle school students (with particular attention to underserved and underrepresented students) and accelerating their academic performance • Capacity to provide unique and innovative hands-on experiences to students • Broad geographic representation of service providers • Experience implementing state-based STEM education programs • Capacity to sustain state-based STEM education programs over time The Agency’s intent is that the pilot program will demonstrate success of the concept and utilize the best practices to implement the Summer of Innovation in FY2011 on a national level. Evaluation Criteria ================ Proposal evaluation criteria will be heavily focused on Implementation, Evaluation (with student tracking in terms of academic achievement), Strategic Partnerships, Innovative Design, and Sustainability. Anticipated Award =============== Contingent upon the availability of funding, NASA intends to select up to seven (7) states to pilot the Summer of Innovation during 2010. Awards may range from $1 million - $5 million dollars each with a period of performance of 36 months. Awardees will be expected to implement the Summer of Innovation program and services during 2010; participant tracking should be initiated during 2010 and continue through 2012. Regarding the participant tracking, awardees will work with states to measure the impact of the 2010 summer experience on student growth and success, and how the teachers have improved their instruction; this information will be reported in 2011 and 2012. While the awards for the pilot will fund the 2010 summer experience and the subsequent participant tracking in 2011 1nd 2012, the awards for the pilot will not be available to fund future summer experiences. Awardees are strongly encouraged to leverage the unique capabilities and resources of program partners to ensure a sustainable effort for future summer experiences. Representatives of interested public/private entities including other federal agencies, non-profit and for-profit entities, and organizations/associations with relevant experience, are encouraged to contact the state Space Grant Director in the state(s) of particular interest. www.nasa.gov/spacegrant Proposals should be submitted electronically via NASA’s proposal data system, NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) (http://nspires.nasaprs.com ). Until further notice, proposers will be unable to submit proposals intended for NASA through Grants.gov. Notwithstanding the posting of this opportunity at FedBizOpps.gov, Grants.gov, or at both sites, NASA reserves the right to determine the appropriate award instrument for each proposal selected pursuant to this announcement.

Contacts Direct questions specifically regarding this solicitation to: Jim Stofan Deputy Assistant Administrator, NASA Office of Education Phone: (202) 358-1885 Fax: (202) 358-7097 E-mail: [email protected]

National Science Foundation Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM

Funding Opportunity Number: 10-522 Due Date for Applications: Mar 24, 2010 March 24, 2010 Bridge to the Doctorate Proposals April 07, 2010 Innovation through Institutional Integration October 08, 2010 Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation and LSAMP Educational Research Proposals Expected Total Number of Awards: 32

Estimated Total Program Funding: $29,000,000 Award Ceiling: $5,000,000 Award Floor: $200,000 URL: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10522

Overview LSAMP and AGEP PROGRAMSThe Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM (ABP) solicitation includes the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, Bridge to the Doctorate (LSAMP-BD) Activity, LSAMP educational research projects, and the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program. This portfolio of programs seeks to increase the number of students successfully completing quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Particular emphasis is placed on transforming STEM education through innovative academic strategies and experiences in support of groups that historically have been underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Pacific Islanders. The educational research portfolio contributes to the body of literature of successful practices in student recruitment, retention, persistence, and attainment of STEM undergraduate and graduate degrees, especially for populations underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Pacific Islanders.Managed synergistically, the ABP cluster enables seamless transitions from the STEM baccalaureate to attainment of the doctorate and entry to the STEM professoriate. ABP support begins at the baccalaureate level through the LSAMP program. LSAMP emphasizes development of broad-based regional and national alliances of academic institutions, school districts, state and local governments, and the private sector to increase the diversity and quality of the STEM workforce. Eligible LSAMP undergraduate students may receive continued support for up to two additional years of STEM graduate study through the Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity. The Bridge to the Doctorate provides significant financial support for matriculating candidates in STEM graduate programs at eligible alliance sites.Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) further the graduate education of underrepresented STEM students through the doctorate level, preparing them for fulfilling opportunities and productive careers as STEM faculty and research professionals. AGEP also supports the transformation of institutional culture to attract and retain STEM doctoral students into the professorate.Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) projects enable faculty, administrators, and others in institutions to think and act strategically about the creative integration of NSF-funded awards, with particular emphasis on awards managed through programs in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), but not limited to those awards. For Fiscal Year 2010, proposals are being solicited in nine EHR programs that advance I3 goals: CREST, GSE, HBCU-UP, ITEST, LSAMP, MSP, Noyce, RDE, and TCUP. Contacts:

A. James Hicks, Program Director, LSAMP, LSAMP-BD, 815 N,telephone: (703) 292-8640, fax: (703) 292-9018, email:[email protected]

Kenneth G. Boutte, 855.07, telephone: (703) 292-5146, email: [email protected]

Martha James, Assistant Program Director, LSAMP, LSAMP-BD, 815, telephone: (703) 292-7772, fax: (703) 292-9018, email:[email protected]

Maurice Dues, Program Specialist, LSAMP, LSAMP-BD, 815, telephone:(703) 292-8632, fax: (703) 292-9018, email:[email protected]

William Eckberg, Program Director, AGEP, 815, telephone: 703-292-4679, fax: (703) 292-9018, email: [email protected]

Al Wilson, Program Analyst, AGEP, 815, telephone: (301) 292-4835, fax: (703) 292-9018, email:[email protected]

Cynthia R. Douglas, Program Specialist, AGEP, 815, telephone: (703) 292-5175, fax: (703) 292-9018, email:[email protected]













Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology

Funding Opportunity Number: 10-519

Due Date for Applications: Mar 22, 2010 01/21/2010 req Letters of Intent CREST Centers, HBCU-RISE 03/22/2010 Full Proposals CREST Centers, CREST Partnership Supp, HBCU-RISE 04/07/2010 Innov through Institutional Integration 03/13/2010 SBIR/STTR Diversity Collaborative Supp Spring Request

Expected Total Number of Awards: 40

Estimated Total Program Funding: $12,500,000 Award Ceiling: $5,000,000 Award Floor: $75,000

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10519 Overview: The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program makes resources available to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines.This solicitation requests proposals for: (1) CREST centers; (2) supplements for partnerships applied to existing CREST awards; (3) HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science & Engineering (HBCU-RISE) proposals; (4) supplements for diversity collaboration for projects co-funded with NSF's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs, which are administered by NSF's Directorate for Engineering; and (5) new projects in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources track: Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3).Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) projects enable faculty, administrators and others in institutions to think and act strategically about the creative integration of NSF-funded awards, with particular emphasis on awards managed through programs in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), but not limited to those awards. For Fiscal Year 2010, proposals are being solicited in nine EHR programs that advance I3 goals: CREST, GSE, HBCU-UP, ITEST, LSAMP, MSP, Noyce, RDE, and TCUP.

Contacts: Demetrios Kazakos, Program Officer, CREST/HBCU-RISE, 815, telephone: (703) 292-4988, fax: (703) 292-9018, email: [email protected]

Victor A Santiago, Program Officer, CREST/ HBCU-RISE, 815, telephone: (703) 292-4673, fax: (703) 292-9018, email:[email protected]

Toni Edquist, Program Specialist, 815, telephone: (703) 292-4649,fax: (703) 292-9018, email:[email protected]

Juan E Figueroa, Program Officer, SBIR/STTR, 570, telephone:(703) 292-7054, fax: (703) 292-9057, email:[email protected]

April M Boyd-Melvin, Science Assistant, 815, telephone: (703)292-4616, fax: (703) 292-9018, email:[email protected]

Ecosystem Science

Funding Opportunity Number: PD-04-7381

Due Date for Applications: Jul 09, 2010 Full Proposal Target Date: July 09, 2010 Full Proposal Target Date: January 09, 2011

Expected Total Number of Awards:

Estimated Total Program Funding: Award Ceiling: Award Floor: URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12822 Overview: The Ecosystem Science Cluster supports projects within two programs (see descriptions below): the Ecosystem Studies Program and the Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LTER). Other relevant funding opportunities are listed below and on DEB Home (see link on left). The Ecosystem Studies Program supports investigations of whole-system ecological processes and relationships across a diversity of spatial and temporal (including paleo) scales in order to advance understanding of: 1) material and energy fluxes and transformations within and among ecosystems, 2) the relationships between structure, including complexity, and functioning of ecosystems, 3) ecosystem dynamics and trajectories of ecosystem development through time, and 4) linkages among ecosystems at different spatial and temporal scales. Research on natural, managed and disturbed ecosystems is supported, including terrestrial, freshwater, wetland, coastal (including salt marsh and mangrove), and human-dominated environments. Proposals may focus on areas such as: biogeochemical cycling and element budgets from local to global scales; roles of microbes in ecosystem functioning; primary productivity; stoichiometric relationships; climate-ecosystem feedbacks; energy and radiatively-active gas fluxes; relationships between diversity and ecosystem function; ecosystem services; and landscape dynamics. Proposals may focus on the cycling of non-nutrient elements, but those specifically ecotoxicological in orientation, or without an explicit link to ecosystem processes, will not be considered. Ecosystem-oriented proposals that focus on coastal marine or deep ocean or Laurentian Great Lakes habitats are reviewed by the Biological Oceanography Program in the Division of Ocean Sciences. Studies of the structure of and linkages within food webs are reviewed by the Ecological Biology program, also in the Division of Environmental Biology.Observational and manipulative approaches in field, mesocosm, and laboratory settings are supported, with the expectation that the research, whether hypothesis- or discovery-driven, have a strong conceptual foundation. Inter- and multi-disciplinary proposals that fall across traditional programmatic boundaries are welcomed and encouraged; the Ecosystem Studies Program often co-reviews proposals with related programs across the Foundation. Proposals that incorporate quantitative or conceptual modeling efforts promoting integration and synthesis, or advancing ecosystem science through either the pursuit of new theoretical paradigms or novel modeling efforts, are encouraged. Proposals that, in whole or part, strive to develop new techniques can be supported when a compelling argument exists that there is the potential for a major advance in ecosystem research. Projects that are potentially transformative -- that is, those that may change the conceptual basis of ecosystem science and have broad implications for future research -- are given particular priority. Unsolicited proposals to the Ecosystem Studies Program should be prepared as described in the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG). The Program also funds proposals submitted in response to the CAREER, RCN, LTREB and OPUS solicitations. The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program supports fundamental ecological research that requires long time periods and large spatial scales at a coordinated network of more than two dozen field sites. LTER is not currently soliciting proposals for new sites and does not accept unsolicited proposals. For more information and announcements of opportunity, visit the LTER web page [1].



Water Sustainability and Climate Funding Opportunity Number: 10-524 Due Date for Applications: Apr 15, 2010 Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): March 15, 2010 Full Proposal Deadline(s): April 15, 2010 Expected Total Number of Awards: 14

Estimated Total Program Funding: $16,000,000 Award Ceiling: Award Floor: URL: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10524 Overview: One of the most urgent challenges facing the world today is ensuring an adequate supply and quality of water in light of both burgeoning human needs and climate variability and change. Despite its importance to life on Earth, there are major gaps in our basic understanding of water availability, quality and dynamics, and the impact of both a changing and variable climate, and human activity, on the water system. The goal of the Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) solicitation is to understand and predict the interactions between the water system and climate change, land use, the built environment, and ecosystem function and services through place-based research and integrative models. Studies of the water system using observations at specific sites in combination with models that allow for spatial and temporal extrapolation to other regions, as well as integration across the different processes in that system are encouraged, especially to the extent that they advance the development of theoretical frameworks and predictive understanding. Specific topics of interest include:Determining the inputs, outputs, and potential changes in water budgets in response to both climate variability and change, and human activity, and the effect of these changes on biogeochemical cycles, water quality, long-term chemical transport and transformation, terrestrial, aquatic and coastal ecosystems, landscape evolution and human settlements and behavior. Developing theoretical frameworks and models that incorporate the linkages and feedbacks among atmospheric, terrestrial, aquatic, oceanic, and social processes that can be used to predict the potential impact of climate variability and change, land use and human activity on water systems on decadal to centennial scales in order to provide a basis for adaptive management of water resources.Determining how our built water systems and our governance systems can be made more reliable, resilient and sustainable to meet diverse and often conflicting needs, such as minimizing consumption of water for energy generation, industrial and agricultural production and built environment requirements, reuse for both potable and non-potable needs, ecosystem protection, and flood control and storm water management.Proposals may establish new observational sites or utilize existing sites and facilities already supported by NSF or other federal and state agencies (e.g. USEPA, USGS). Proposals that do not broadly integrate across the biological sciences, engineering, geosciences, and social sciences may be returned without review. Successful proposals are expected to study water systems in their entirety and to enable a new interdisciplinary paradigm in water research.

Contacts

Enriqueta C. Barrera, Program Director, Division of Earth Sciences, telephone: (703) 292-8551, email:[email protected]

Paul Bishop, Program Director, Division of Chemical,Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems, telephone: (703) 292-2161, email:[email protected]

Cheryl Eavey, Program Director, Division of Social and Economic Sciences, telephone: (703) 292-7269, email:[email protected]

Bruce Hamilton, Program Director, Division of Chemical,Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems, telephone: (703) 292-8320, email:[email protected]

Robert O'Connor, Program Director, Division of Social and Economic Sciences, telephone: (703) 292-7263, email:[email protected]

Thomas Torgersen, Program Director, Division of Earth Sciences, telephone: (703) 292-8549, email:[email protected]

Saran Twombly, Program Director, Division of Environmental Biology, telephone: (703) 292-8133, email:[email protected]

Kathleen Weathers, Program Director, Division of Environmental Biology, telephone: (703) 292-8227, email:[email protected]



NOAA

NOAA’s Office of Education (OEd) has issued a request for applications for informal/nonformal science education projects that engage the public in activities that utilize emerging and/or advanced technologies and leverage NOAA assets to improve understanding and stewardship of the local and global environment. There is specific interest in projects that use emerging and/or advanced technologies to (1) facilitate outdoor experiences involving scientific inquiry and exploration of the natural world apart from formal K-12 curricula and (2) visualize, display, and interpret data to improve understanding and provide a systems perspective of Earth's dynamic processes. All projects must focus on one or more of the following informal/nonformal science education activities:

• Technologically facilitated outdoor experiential learning for youth and adults • Public participation in science related to one or more of NOAA's mission goals • Exhibitions and online programs allowing the visualization and exploration of data supporting the interpretation of ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather and climate sciences for public audiences • Spherical display system (including NOAA's Science On a Sphere) installations and programming • Professional development programs and training programs for informal/nonformal education staff.

Deadlines Letters of Intent are required. The deadline for letters of intent is 5:00 PM EST February 16, 2010. The deadline for full applications is 5:00 PM EDT on April 6, 2010.

Informational Telecon An informational teleconference with the program officers will occur on January 21, 2010 at 3:30 PM EST. Interested applicants are required to register and will receive the call-in information by contacting [email protected] and include in the Subject line of the email: "Interested in FFO Teleconference - Need Details." Please provide the interested parties’ names, institutions and telephone numbers in the body of the message.

Additional Information For further information please visit: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/funding_opps.html

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