Limited Submission Programs - NSF - Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program - CIF21 Track (IGERT-CIF21)

Summary of Opportunity
NSF - Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program - CIF21 Track (IGERT-CIF21)
OSP Deadline

Letter of Intent (required): 05/30/112 by 5 p.m. CST

Proposal: 08/01/12

Funding Agency Deadline

Letter of Intent (required): 06/04/12 by 5:00 p.m. CST

Proposal: 08/06/12 by 5 p.m. CST

Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers with interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills. The program is intended to establish new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce.

Building upon the IGERT platform, the purpose of this IGERT solicitation is to support new models in graduate education in which students are engaged in an environment that supports innovation to learn through hands-on experience how their own research may contribute in new ways to benefit society and to learn the processes for the successful implementation of such contributions.

Within the Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) and IGERT, NSF recognizes the need to educate and support a next generation of researchers able to address fundamental challenges in 1) core techniques and technologies for advancing big data science and engineering; 2) analyzing and dealing with challenging computational and data enabled science and engineering (CDS&E) problems, and 3) researching, providing, and using the cyberinfrastructure that makes cutting-edge CDS&E research possible in any and all disciplines.

Through this amendment to the IGERT solicitation NSF 11-533, a new IGERT-CIF21 track has been created as a mechanism to address the training and education needs in CDS&E and cyberinfrastructure research. The CIF21 activity is part of the NSF-wide IGERT activity, as described in http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp
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Please see the solicitation for complete information.

Eligibility  
Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed One (1) proposal per lead institution
Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to limitedsub@austin.utexas.edu by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012:

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination
  2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project.
  3. The bio sketch/CV of the UT PI

Each college may submit one (1) nomination.

Notes

This solicitation is an amendment to the IGERT solicitation (NSF 11-533). This solicitation amendment announces:

A new targeted opportunity for research communities to apply for a new track in the NSF's Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program as a mechanism to address the training and education needs in computational and data enabled science and engineering (CDS&E) and cyberinfrastructure research.

  1. Proposals submitted to the track must be clearly in the targeted interdisciplinary areas described for the track in contrast to the regular IGERT program (NSF 11-533) where any interdisciplinary theme will be entertained.
  2. Proposals determined to be non-responsive to the target area description for the IGERT-CIF21 track as described in this amendment to the IGERT solicitation will be returned without review.
  3. Institutions are allowed to submit at most one IGERT through this solicitation, which can be in addition to one IGERT proposal submitted to the regular IGERT solicitation (NSF 11-533).
  4. All other instructions, terms and conditions indicated in NSF 11-533 shall apply to proposals submitted in response to this targeted track opportunity.
Nominee(s) Selected to Advance Drs. Johann "Hans" A. Hofmann and Scott Hunicke-Smith, College of Natural Sciences
Posting Date 04/22/12