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Call for Proposals in New Investigators, Higher Education and K-12 categories
Awards: $10,000K Research and $15,000 K-12 and Higher Ed.

The Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) is announcing a call for proposals in the Higher Education, K-12 and New Investigator categories for 2010. Please note the amounts differ from last year, as we are basing this funding on a lower budget amount. If our NASA budget is finalized in the spring and is higher than the current call, we may be able to adjust the amounts slightly or award more proposals.

The deadline for a Notice of Intent is February 12, 2010. Please send Notices of Intent to proposals@tsgc.utexas.edu. Proposal Due dates are March 10, 2010.


K-12 EDUCATION PROGRAM - http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/epo/

PURPOSE
The main objective of Texas Space Grant Consortium K-12 Education Programs is to enhance understanding and appreciation of the benefits of space exploration and space based research. TSGC's K-12 Education Programs goals are:

  1. Assist K-12 teachers in exciting their students to learn math and science though space based activities.
  2. Increase K-12 educator knowledge in space related fields.
  3. Increase K-12 students knowledge in math and science through space related activities.
  4. Increase the public’s appreciation for the direct and indirect benefits of NASA sponsored research.
  5. Direct programs to areas of the state that have the few space related resources.

TSGC has traditionally focused its K-12 Education Programs efforts upon the professional development of K-12 educators. This focus allows TSGC to highly leverage its programs to impact a large number of people. Competition is open to individuals qualified to serve as principal investigators at TSGC members in good standing. Principal investigators must be US citizens. Proposal submission is limited to one per investigator per year.

TSGC encourages the participation of PI's who are women, under-represented minorities, or persons with disabilities.


HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAM - http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/hep/

The main objective of Texas Space Grant Consortium Higher Education Programs is to enhance understanding and appreciation of the benefits of space exploration and space based research. TSGC’s Higher Education Program goals are:

  1. Provide opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in space based research and exploration.
  2. Support NASA related research activities though student projects
  3. Facilitate mentor relationships between students and faculty and the NASA community.
  4. Development of interdisciplinary courses and curriculum.
  5. Development of introductory courses for undergraduate students not majoring in scientific or technological disciplines.

In 2010 TSGC will focus the awarded granted under this program on goals 4 and 5. TSGC has traditionally focused on highly leveraged Higher Education Programs. This focus allows TSGC to highly leverage its programs to impact a large number of people.

TSGC encourages the participation of PI's who are women, under-represented minorities, or persons with disabilities.


NEW INVESTIGATOR PROGRAM - http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/nip/

The New Investigations Program (TSGC NIP), established in 2003, is designed to assist in professional development of faculty members or researchers who strive to begin a career in research. TSGC will accept proposals from individuals who are either currently conducting or strive to conduct research aligned with NASA’s strategic plan and research requirements and do not have an established research career.

Texas Space Grant Consortium anticipates making 4 to 7 new awards per year. The maximum individual award will be $10,000 with a period of performance up to 24 months. Awards are discretionary funds and are overhead free.

TSGC encourages the participation of PI's who are women, under-represented minorities, or persons with disabilities.


PLEASE NOTE: All proposals will be submitted electronically - online at:
https://secure.spacegrant.org/proposals/submit/?sponsor_id=2

Websites for more information:

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Talia at jurgens@tsgc.utexas.edu