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NSF Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM) Program

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

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University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Limited Submission Announcement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites proposals for the Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM) Program. 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.

CI-TEAM awards will (1) prepare current and future generations of scientists, engineers, and educators to design and develop, as well as adopt and deploy, cyber-based tools and environments for research and learning, both formal and informal; and (2) expand and enhance the participation in cyberinfrastructure science and engineering activities of diverse groups of people and organizations, with particular emphasis on the inclusion of traditionally underrepresented individuals and institutions, especially Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and communities as both creators and users of cyberinfrastructure.

This solicitation seeks three types of project proposals:

Demonstration Project - exploratory in nature and may be somewhat limited in scope and scale. These projects have the potential to serve as exemplars to effective larger-scale implementation and diffusion activities in the future.

Implementation Project - generally larger in scope or scale and draw on prior experience with the activities or the teams proposed.

Diffusion Project - expected to engage broad national audiences with research results, resources, models, and/or technologies.

Implementation or Diffusion Projects are expected to deliver sustainable learning and workforce development activities that complement ongoing NSF investment in cyberinfrastructure.

Because MU is limited to one proposal for the CI-TEAM program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) the type of project (Demonstration, Implementation, or Diffusion), 2) goals and objectives, 3) a brief project description, and 4) evaluation plans.


Demonstration Projects - up to $250,000 over one to two years
Implementation Projects - up to $1 million over two to three years
Diffusion Projects - up to $1 million over three to four years

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2010

External Proposal Deadline:

April 27, 2010


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