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December 2012 Grant Announcements:

 

Carnegie Institution of Washington (12/11/12)

  • Summer Intern Program in Geoscience
  • The program supports 10-week summer internships during which undergraduate students conduct individual research projects with guidance from a DTM or Geophysical Laboratory staff member. Eligible research areas are Experimental Petrology, Mineralogy, Seismology, Planetary Geology, Astronomy, Mineral Physics, Biogeochemistry, Geochemistry, and Cosmochemistry. Interns receive a $4,500 stipend.
  • Deadline: February 28, 2013
  • https://www.gl.ciw.edu/static/groups/summerscholars/about.html

 

National Science Foundation (12/11/12)

  • Research Initiation Grants in Engineering Education (RIGEE)
  • The (RIGEE) program enables engineering faculty who are renowned for teaching, mentoring, or leading educational reform efforts on their campus to initiate collaborations with colleagues in the learning and cognitive sciences to address difficult, boundary-spanning problems in how we educate engineers. The emphasis of RIGEE is on initiating research projects in engineering education rather than supporting research on any specific topic. Proposals are encouraged on any topic which explores engineering education from an inter-disciplinary perspective. RIGEE projects should combine engineering approaches with those from learning and cognitive sciences, engineering education, social sciences, and related fields in synergistic ways and enable engineering faculty to develop expertise in engineering education research.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due March 28, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503603

 

National Science Foundation (12/11/12)

  • Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21)
  • Supports efforts to design, develop, and study the effectiveness of new instructional materials and interventions; design, develop, and evaluate the impact of pre-service and in-service efforts and strategies that enhance K-14 teaching expertise in computing; and/or implement and test promising computing education interventions at scale, especially at secondary school and early undergraduate levels. The CE21 program supports the efforts in three tracks:
    • Computing Education Research: proposals will aim to develop a research base for computing education. Projects may conduct basic research on the teaching and learning of computational competencies in face-to-face or online settings; they may design, develop, test, validate, and refine materials, measurement tools, and methods for teaching in specific contexts; and/or they may implement promising small-scale interventions in order to study their efficacy with particular groups.
    • CS 10K: proposals will aim to develop the knowledge base and partnerships needed to catalyze the CS 10K Project. The CS 10K Project aims to have rigorous, academic curricula incorporated into computing courses in 10,000 high schools, taught by 10,000 well-trained teachers. CS 10K proposals can address a wide range of needed activities, including the development of course materials, pedagogy, and methods courses, as well as professional development and ongoing support for teachers, approaches to scaling, best practices for increasing the participation of students from underrepresented groups, and strategies for building K-12, university, and community partnerships.
    • Broadening Participation: proposals will aim to develop and assess novel interventions that contribute to our knowledge base on the effective teaching and learning of computing for students from the underrepresented groups: women, persons with disabilities, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and indigenous peoples. Proposed interventions should be designed to engage and retain students from these groups and, at the same time, to increase their knowledge of computational thinking concepts and skills.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due March 13, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503582

 

National Science Foundation (12/4)

  • Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS)
  • The CIS program supports research leading to the engineering of infrastructure systems for resilience and sustainability without excluding other key performance issues. Areas of interest include intra- and inter-physical, information and behavioral dependencies of infrastructure systems, infrastructure management, construction engineering, and transportation systems. Special emphasis is on the design, construction, operation, and improvement of infrastructure networks with a focus on systems engineering and design, performance management, risk analysis, life-cycle analysis, modeling and simulation, behavioral and social considerations not excluding other methodological areas or the integration of methods.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due February 15, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13352

 

National Science Foundation (12/4)

  • Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
  • The CMMI program supports cross-disciplinary research partnerships at the intersections of traditional disciplines to promote transformative advances in civil, mechanical and industrial systems and manufacturing technologies. Also encourages discovery enabled by the use of cross-cutting technologies such as adaptive systems, nanotechnology, and simulation. CMMI is organized into four clusters,: Advanced Manufacturing; Mechanics and Engineering Materials; Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures; and Systems.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due February 15, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=CMMI

 

National Science Foundation (12/4)

  • Hazard Mitigation and Structural Engineering (HMSE)
  • The HMSE program supports fundamental research on the design and performance of structural systems and on new technologies for improving the behavior, safety, and reliability of structural systems and their resistance to natural hazards such as earthquakes and technological hazards (such as bombs). Also supported by the program are innovations in analysis and model-based simulation of structural behavior and response, design concepts that improve structural performance, reliability, resilience and sustainability, structural health monitoring, and applications of new control techniques for structural systems.
  • Deadline: Full Proposal due February 13, 2013
  • http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13358

 

 

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