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STUDENT FUNDING FRIDAY Announcement and Rules[edit | edit source]

The ESIP Federation announces a new, hopefully annual, mini-competition for students.

The Prizes: Two $3000 awards (plus 2 trips to the Winter ESIP meeting in DC).

The Purpose: The competition promotes new collaborations or bridges between ESIP projects, technologies, and education/outreach so that novel outcomes can be explored. The competition fosters small-scale education/outreach projects of real value by funding salaries, travel—whatever is needed to realize the proposed work. The competition showcases how the ESIP Federation can leverage current technologies and member skills to add new services with modest effort & funding. The competition rewards enterprising students who are looking to explore new ideas and new collaborations (future ESIP members and leaders).

Projects that engage the larger population are encouraged. Examples include broadcast or internet videos or audio programs, interactive websites, partnerships with community organizations, events, or outreach to schools.

To Participate: Teams must exhibit a poster (size limit: 25 by 30 inches) at the Fundable Friday Poster event at the Summer ESIP Federation meeting at UCSB on Friday July 10th 2009. The project lead described by the poster must be present. NO PROXIES. The poster can be hand drawn: there is no weight given to the design of the poster.

Eligibility: Full-time students at post-secondary schools are encouraged to apply. The team members for the project should be identified on the poster. Eligible students can be the lead on only ONE proposed project. THE LEAD MUST BE PRESENT AT THE FUNDABLE FRIDAY POSTER EVENT TO COMPETE!

To Vote: Voting will take place at the Fundable Friday event. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO VOTE. All persons who have paid the registration fee for the Summer Meeting can receive ballots. Each voter will get THREE ballots. There is no rule against voting all three for one poster. Voting will close at the end of the Poster Session.

The winners will be announced at a box-lunch event on the same day. In the case of two way tie for third place, the winners can choose (by consensus) if they prefer to split the funding and do both projects, or flip a coin to determine the winner. In the case of a three (or more) way tie, the winner will be determined the ESIP Executive Committee at the next regular telecon. All decisions are final.

Awards and Responsibilities: Winning teams will be given 75% of the funds upon submissions of a project statement and milestone schedule to the Foundation Executive Director. The remaining 25% of the funds will be awarded at the Winter ESIP Meeting, where the winning projects will describe their work in a new poster. ONE person from each of the two winning teams will be provided with travel expenses to the 2010 Winter ESIP Meeting in DC.