February 28, 2006
Tectonics Program - Emerging Fields, Interdisciplinary, International Collaboration
Tectonics Program, Division of Earth Sciences, NSF
The Tectonics Program is part of the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR). EAR provides funding for the conduct of research in most areas of the solid-earth and surface-terrestrial sciences. The Tectonics Program supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed at understanding the evolution and deformation of continental lithosphere through time. Proposals to elucidate the processes that act on the lithosphere at various time-scales and length-scales, either at depth or the surface, are encouraged. Because understanding such large-scale phenomena commonly requires a variety of expertise and methods, the program supports integrated research involving the disciplines of structural geology, petrology, geochronology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, rock mechanics, paleomagnetics, geodesy, and other geophysical techniques. The Tectonics Program is committed to supporting the most meritorious research in any relevant area, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, as well as research involving international collaboration. The Program is especially interested in proposals in emerging fields. Where appropriate, proposals may be considered for joint support with other programs in EAR or with other Divisions at NSF. In some cases, proposals may be transferred to other programs within EAR or to other Divisions within the National Science Foundation when it is deemed appropriate by Program Officers from the respective programs or divisions. Principal Investigators are encouraged to contact the cognizant program officers regarding proposals that may cross-disciplinary boundaries before submission.
SUPPORT PROVIDED: Anticipated funding is $9.2 million, annually. The estimated number of awards is 40 to 50 standard or continuing grants per year. Awards are generally made within 6 to 7 months of the proposal submission date for successful proposals. Cost sharing is not required by NSF in proposals submitted under this program solicitation.
Posted by sharum at 10:57 AM
February 16, 2006
Nanotechnology for Undergraduate Education - international collaboration encouraged
International, collaborative, and interdisciplinary
ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED: Teaching or Curric/Prog Development
LAST REVIEWED: 02/15/2006
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND REQUIRED: Doctorate/Equiv Professional
CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED: U.S. Citizens
Permanent U.S. Residents
AGENCY TYPE: U.S. Federal Government
DEADLINES ANNOUNCED: 05/16/2006
The Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate education. The focus is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the social, economic, and ethical issues that surround nanotechnology. NUE projects are intended to enable individuals, departments, programs, or campuses to integrate nanoscale science and engineering into their curricula. Integration could take the form of a new course or courses, or modification of existing courses so that a substantial portion of the course content is based on nanoscale science and engineering. Integration could include a module or modules in courses that focus on issues of environmental or social change and new developments in nanoscale science and engineering, or a new course or series of courses that include those focuses. Proposals involving any part of the undergraduate curriculum are eligible. International collaborations that advance the underlying NUE goals and strengthen U.S. activities are encouraged. NUE emphasizes new approaches to undergraduate education through interdisciplinary collaborations.
SUPPORT PROVIDED: It is estimated that about 8-10 standard grants with a total of $2 million will be awarded pending the availability of funds. Each award will be a maximum amount of $200,000 for two years.
Posted by sharum at 11:58 AM