Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS)
The Research Office, Incentive Program is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation – Faculty Development in Space Sciences (FDSS) 2014 program.
Research Office Letter of Intent submission deadline: Monday, December 2, 2013
Synopsis of Program:
The Geospace Section of the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, to ensure the health and vitality of solar and space sciences on university teaching faculties, is pleased to offer awards for the creation of new tenure-track faculty positions within the intellectual disciplines which comprise the space sciences. The aim of these awards is to integrate research topics in solar and space physics into basic physics, astronomy, electrical engineering, geoscience, meteorology, computer science, and applied mathematics programs, and to develop space physics graduate programs capable of training the next generation of leaders in this field. Space Science is interdisciplinary in nature and the Faculty Development in the Space Sciences awardees will be expected to establish partnerships within the university community.
Limit Summary: Institutions may submit only one proposal.
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than one proposal is submitted. The finalist will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposal to the NSF-FDSS program by the NSF deadline of January 27, 2014.
Information: Debbie Delmore at email@example.com or 541-737-8390
Guidance for preparation of Letter of Intent to the Research Office:
- Program Title
- Title of Project
- Project Description; include the proposed creation and support of a single tenure-track faculty position and how the faculty position will be integrated into the university program of education, outreach and research.
- Brief statement of how the position will be integrated into the institution’s overall strategic plan.
- Brief description of the plan for developing partnerships both within the university and the space sciences community.
- Brief statement on the Broader Impacts of the potential to benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes.
- Detailed Budget being requested from NSF (limit one page)
- Standard NSF style biosketch for PI (limit two pages, single-spaced, 12 pt. font)
- Letters of intent are limited to seven pages (including budget and biosketch, single-spaced, 12 pt. font)
- Submit electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to: firstname.lastname@example.org