Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (NSF-IGERT) Program
Research Office Letter of Intent submission deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013
The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation - Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (NSF-IGERT) Program.
The program limits to one the number of proposals that can be submitted by Oregon State University. In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more proposals are submitted. The finalist will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposal to the NSF – IGERT program.
NOTE: It is now made explicit that at the time of award, PIs will be required to obtain IRB approval for this award. OSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) information may be accessed at: http://oregonstate.edu/research/irb/.
Even though the official NSF request for proposals has not been posted, the Research Office would like to get in front of this opportunity.
Letters of Intent will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Likelihood of success at NSF
- Alignment with OSU Research Agenda http://oregonstate.edu/research/research-agenda
Please include the following information in your letter of intent to the Research Office:
- Title of Project
- PI / Co-PIs, Departments, and Colleges
- Describe how your proposal would include the following features of IGERT
- A comprehensive interdisciplinary theme, appropriate for doctoral-level research, that serves as the foundation for traineeship activities and is based on transformative interdisciplinary research in science/technology/engineering/mathematical sciences;
- Integration of the interdisciplinary research with new models in graduate education in which students are engaged in an environment that supports innovation; learn through hands-on experience how their own research may contribute in new ways to benefit society; and to learn the processes for the successful implementation of such contributions.
- Program strategy and plan for recruitment, mentoring, retention, and graduation of U.S. Ph.D. students in NSF-support STEM fields, including efforts aimed at members of groups underrepresented in science and engineering;
- A plan to establish a supportive environment for innovation and for learning and practicing the steps involved in transforming research outcomes and ideas into successfully implemented solutions for societal needs and challenges through hands-on experience that is most appropriate for the particular theme; this plan should be integrated into the interdisciplinary research theme.
- Career development opportunities, provision for developing professional and personal skills, fostering an international perspective, instruction in ethics and the responsible conduct of research, and training in communication of the substance and importance of research to nonscientist audiences;
- Strategy and methodology for formative assessments of the project’s effectiveness and program improvements based on these assessments;
- Administrative plan and organizational structure that ensures effective management of the project resources and any international cooperative activities; and
- Institutional commitment to facilitating and furthering the plans and goals of the IGERT project.
- Brief outline of a data management plan.
- Be submitted according to the following format MS Word document, either Arial 11 point or Times New Roman 12 point font; 1” margins on all sides; single spaced
- Be six (6) pages total maximum
- Be submitted electronically as a MS Word document to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information: Debbie Delmore at email@example.com or (541)737-8390