Email Print Share

Geoscience Education proposal opportunities and GRFP Reviewers Needed


October 1, 2020

Colleagues:
 
The Division of Ocean Sciences reminds the community that the following programs are available for those interested in submitting proposals related to ocean or geoscience education for projects involving K-12 and undergraduate students and the public, such as working with museums, websites, movies, etc. (informal science).  Please contact Lisa Rom if you have questions about these programs. Her contact information is: (elrom@nsf.gov or 703-292-7709 – please leave a message for a call-back).  We also are seeking reviewers for applications to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).  See below for details. 
 
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (IUSE:GEOPAths)
 
IUSE:GEOPAths invites proposals that specifically address the current needs and opportunities related to education within the geosciences community through the formation of STEM Learning Ecosystems that engage students in the study of the Earth, its oceans, polar regions and atmosphere. The primary goal of the IUSE:GEOPAths funding opportunity is to increase the number of students pursuing undergraduate and/or postgraduate degrees through the design and testing of novel approaches that engage students in authentic, career-relevant experiences in geoscience. In order to broaden participation in the geosciences, engaging students from historically excluded groups or from non-geoscience degree programs is a priority. https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20516/nsf20516.htm
 
Programs supported by the Directorate of Education and Human Resources: 
 
 
2. Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
 
3. Improving Undergraduate Science Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE:EHR) https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505082&org=DUE&from=home
 
4. Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers  (ITEST)
 
Broadening Participation in STEM Programs at NSF Webinar:
 
The National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is hosting a FREE Webinar on September 30, 2020 from 2:30-4:30 pm ET.
 
NSF Program Officers and Staff will highlight current funding opportunities available in EHR focused on diversifying the STEM workforce, supporting broadening participation in STEM research, and promoting equitable STEM practices and opportunities. Programs such as: NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discovers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES), ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP), Tribal Colleges and Universities Programs (TCUP), The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and several other programs will be highlighted. NSF representatives from all four divisions in EHR will be represented.  (SEE INVITATION BELOW)
 
Reviewers needed for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)/ Webinars for Applicants & Reference Writers https://nsfgrfp.org/reviewers
 
“The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking STEM faculty and researchers to serve as application reviewers for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). GRFP Reviewers help identify future STEM leaders and gain valuable insight into the NSF merit review criteria and GRFP review process. For more information and to register, please visit https://nsfgrfp.org/reviewers. For full consideration, interested individuals should register by October 15, 2020.  The following webinars for applicants and Reference writers are scheduled:
 
RFP 2021 Applicant Webinar #2, Sep 24, 2020, Virtual, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_s0yHv_RWRGCDiWNPYTWzRg
 
GRFP 2021 Applicant Webinar #3, Oct 02, 2020, Virtual, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_2o0DBYMETh-HFT1zux3EVQ
 
GRFP 2021 Applicant Webinar #4 Oct 02, 2020, Virtual, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ZsL6khO6Rzy_wKJwBTfO0w
 
GRFP 2021 Reference Writers Webinar Oct 08, 2020, Virtual, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_zkvdvwXPR3OBFZCwYoi0ew
 
*****
 
NSF Funding Opportunities: Broadening Participation in STEM through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
 
Greetings STEM Professional, 
 
The National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is hosting a FREE Webinar on September 30, 2020 from 2:30-4:30 pm ET.
 
NSF Program Officers and Staff will highlight current funding opportunities available in EHR focused on diversifying the STEM workforce, supporting broadening participation in STEM research, and promoting equitable STEM practices and opportunities. Programs such as: NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discovers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES), ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP), Tribal Colleges and Universities Programs (TCUP), The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and several other programs will be highlighted. NSF representatives from all four divisions in EHR will be represented. 
 
•Division of Human Resource Development https://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=HRD
•Division of Undergraduate Education https://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=DUE
•Division of Graduate Education https://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=DGE
•Division of Research on Learning https://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=DRL
 
In addition, Q & A opportunities with Program Officers will be provided during the webinar.
 
Principal Investigators, faculty, administrators, researchers, evaluators, and other STEM and education professionals and community-based leaders interested or engaged in research and efforts to broaden participation in STEM are encouraged to attend. 
 
Please be sure to register using this link as soon as possible.
 
Once you have registered, help spread the word about the webinar by forwarding this email and or the attached flyer to your STEM & broadening participation in STEM networks.
 
We look forward to seeing you online on September 30, 2020.

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

mail icon Get News Updates by Email 

Connect with us online
NSF website: nsf.gov
NSF News: nsf.gov/news
For News Media: nsf.gov/news/newsroom
Statistics: nsf.gov/statistics/
Awards database: nsf.gov/awardsearch/

Follow us on social
Twitter: twitter.com/NSF and twitter.com/NSFspox
Facebook: facebook.com/US.NSF
Instagram: instagram.com/nsfgov