Funding Opportunities - University of Vermont

Funding Opportunities - University of Vermont

Overview Division of Graduate Education (DGE) Carol Van Hartesveldt, Ph.D, Program Director, IGERT Division of Graduate Education National Science Foundation University of Vermont June 6-7, 2008 Presentation Outline Education and Human Resources Directorate Division of Graduate Education (DGE) DGE Programs

2 National Science Foundation National Science Board Director Deputy Director Inspector General Biological Sciences Staff Offices

Computer & Information Science & Engineering Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences Engineering Education & Human Resources

Geosciences Budget, Finance & Award Management Mathematica l & Physical Sciences Information Resource Managemen 3

t Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR) Mission: To enable excellence in U.S. STEM education at all levels and in all settings in order to support the development of a diverse and wellprepared workforce of scientists, technicians, engineers, mathematicians and educators. Transforming Education Promoting Excellence 4 EHR Divisions Division of Undergraduate Education

(DUE) Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD) Division of Graduate Education (DGE) 5 Division of Graduate Education (DGE) Todays graduate students are the scientists of the future who will keep America competitive. DGE programs strongly support graduate students as they engage in cutting-edge, stateof-the-art research in science and engineering. DGE programs act as catalysts to promote graduate education based on new science,

emerging technologies, and the changing array of future career opportunities. 6 DGE Programs Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Research on Graduate Education DCL 7 GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (GRF) PROGRAM

Purpose: To ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees, including women in engineering and computer and information science. Features Portable (U.S. or foreign institution) Flexible tenure options 8 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Award Information

$30,000 stipend per year for three 12-month tenure periods over five years $10,500 cost-of-education allowance per tenure year payable to the affiliated institution $1,000 one-time international research travel allowance Honorable Mention for meritorious applicants Facilitation Awards for Scientists and Engineers with Disabilities Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science Awards Value Added Supercomputer usage Prestige 9 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Program Eligibility Requirements U.S. citizen or permanent residents Baccalaureate degree prior to Fall Completion of fewer than twelve months of fulltime graduate study Graduate study in STEM disciplines supported by NSF Fellowship Applications Personal profile Personal essay Previous research experience Proposed research plan Reference letters 10 Graduate Teaching Fellowships in K-12 Education (GK-12)

Program is in its 9th year Provides $30,000 stipend and $10,500 COE Current number of projects: 146 Number of awards/year: 21-30 Projects in 47 states and Puerto Rico Largest percentage of projects in urban setting schools Each year between 800-900 Fellows supported. Average 10 Fellows/site 11

GK-12 GK-12 Fellows spend 15 hours a week working with K-12 teachers and students GK-12 Fellows learn to communicate science to broad audiences: career preparation Bring leading-edge research practices and authentic science into K-12 classrooms Create excitement for science careers among K-12 students Raise awareness of connections between science and daily life for K-12 students and show how science is done, how discoveries happen, and what scientists 12

do. Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT) Goal: To provide training opportunities for U.S. Ph.D. students that feature Interdisciplinary cutting-edge research Innovative educational programs Inclusiveness Global awareness 13 Unique IGERT Features Preparation for interdisciplinary

research Learning teamwork, crossing disciplines Preparation for a variety of careers Academia, Industry, Entrepreneurship Preparation for a global future International collaborative research and education 14 IGERT FACT SHEET Program is in its 10th year Provides $30,000 stipend and $10,500 COE

Total projects awarded: 195 Number of awards/year: ~20 Projects in 40 states and District of Columbia Each year ~1500 trainees supported, average 10-12 trainees/site 2-stage competition, >400 preliminary and ~100 invited full proposals/year 15 Research on Graduate

Education Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) and DGE partnership to support research on Graduate Education Deadlines and general criteria same as REESE Dear Colleague letter found on NSF DGE web page 16 Questions on Programs? Graduate Research Fellowship program: Dr. William J. Hahn

GK-12: Dr. Sonia Ortega IGERT: Dr. Carol Van Hartesveldt REESE: Dr. Carol Stoel 17 Innovation Through Institutional Integration Increase synergy & collaboration among NSF/HER-funded projects within/between institutions Enhance sustainability Promote integration of STEM research and education Broaden participation, attend to critical educational junctures, and/or provide for more globally engaged workforce Encourage research on intra- or interinstitutional integration and broader impacts


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