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Limited Submission: NSF - Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring (CI-TEAM)

Friday Mar 12, 2010

IMPORTANT:  LIMITED SUBMISSION
 
Please disseminate to appropriate researchers in your colleges and ORUs and coordinate internal review of pre-proposals:
 
Sponsor:          The National Science Foundation
 
Program:         Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM)
 
Limitations:       ONE proposal as the lead organization.  There is no limit to being a subawardee or as a non-lead organization.
 
Program Guidelines:      The complete solicitation can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10532/nsf10532.pdf <http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10532/nsf10532.pdf> for review.
 
Internal Review Procedures:
 
Associate Deans or Designates must submit the following materials electronically to limitedsub@austin.utexas.edu <https://wmail.austin.utexas.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=1119734dcb824b4490894d034606b03d&URL=https%3a%2f%2fwmail.austin.utexas.edu%2fowa%2fredir.aspx%3fC%3d89b48b13010347b1bdd20c825af3013e%26URL%3dhttps%253a%252f%252fwmail.austin.utexas.edu%252fowa%252fredir.aspx%253fC%253d3e6a6e504cad4e838d11e48ae0c29272%2526URL%253dmailto%25253alimitedsub%252540austin.utexas.edu>  no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 2010 (NOTE: submissions directly from PIs will not be accepted):   
 
1. Dean's or ORU Director's (or designates) Letter of Nomination with rankings and justification
 
2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for of the proposed project.
 
Each department may submit up to 3 internal applications.
 
Program Description:   New information, communication, and computational technologies have had profound impacts on the practice of science and engineering.  Linked to create a comprehensive cyberinfrastructure, the system, tools and services emerging from these new technologies are enabling individuals, groups, and organizations to advance research and education in ways that revolutionize who can participate, what they can do, and how they do it.  Sustaining this revolution across all areas of science and engineering requires the formation of a workforce with the knowledge and skills needed to design and deploy as well as adopt and apply these cyber-based systems, tools and services over the long-term.  The opportunity for such preparation should be available at all stages of formal and informal education, training and professional development, and must be extended to all interested individuals and communities.
 
The CI-TEAM program supports projects that position the national science and engineering community to engage in integrated research and education activities promoting, leveraging and utilizing cyberinfrastructure systems, tools and services.
 
This solicitation seeks three types of project proposals, all aimed at the preparation of a diverse, cyberinfrastructure-savvy science and engineering workforce.  One type of proposal, the Demonstration Project, is exploratory in nature and may be somewhat limited in scope and scale.  Demonstration Projects have the full potential to servce as exemplars to effective larger-scale implementation and diffusion activities in the future.  The second project type, the Implementation Project, is generally larger in scoepe or scale and draws on prior experience with the activities or the teams proposed.  The third project type, the Diffusion Project, is expected to engage broad national audiences with research results, resources, models, and/or technologies.  Implmentation or Diffusion Projects are expected to deliver sustainable learning and workforce development activities that complement ongoing NSF investment in cyberinfrastructure.  
 
                                                                                                                                                                                          
Please see the solicitation for complete information.

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