Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

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

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks proposals for the Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM) program. New information, communication, and computational technologies have had profound impacts on the practice of science (in this solicitation, the term science includes the natural, mathematical, computing, and social sciences), engineering, and education. Sustaining this revolution across all areas of science, engineering, and education requires the formation of a citizenry and 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 CI-TEAM program supports projects that integrate science and engineering research and education activities that range from local activities to global-scale efforts, as appropriate to promote, leverage and utilize 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:

  • Demonstration Projects are exploratory in nature and may be somewhat limited in scope and scale. Demonstration Projects have the potential to serve as exemplars for effective larger-scale implementation and diffusion activities in the future.
  • Implementation Projects are generally larger in scope or scale and draw on prior experience with the activities or the teams proposed.
  • Diffusion Projects are expected to inform and engage broad national and/or international audiences to build upon educational research and project outcomes to deploy promising educational strategies through cyberinfrastructure resources, models, and/or technologies.

Because MU is limited to two applications as the lead organization for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, ltdsub@missouri.edu, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, January 14, 2011. 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, 4) evaluation plans, and 5) the names of three MU personnel who could serve as internal reviewers for letters of intent under this program.

Amount:

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, January 14, 2011

External Proposal Deadline:

March 16, 2011

URL for more information

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12782
&org=NSF&sel_org=NSFW&from=fund

 

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at research.missouri.edu or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at http://research.missouri.edu/ogwp/lsa.htm.