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Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP-Transformation) NSF 12-554

Description
AGEP is committed to the national goal of increasing the numbers of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (URMs), including URMs with disabilities entering and completing graduate education and postdoctoral training to levels representative of the available pool of URMs. Increased URM participation in advanced STEM education and training is critical for supporting the development of a diverse professional STEM workforce especially a diverse STEM faculty who serve as the intellectual, professional, personal, and organizational role models that shape the expectations of future scientists and engineers. To achieve this long term commitment, the AGEP program will support the development, implementation, study, and dissemination of innovative models and standards of graduate education and postdoctoral training that are designed to improve URM participation, preparation, and success.
AGEP projects must focus on URM U.S. citizens in STEM graduate education, and/or postdoctoral training, and their preparation for academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education. STEM professional development more broadly may be included in projects with a strong and compelling argument. AGEP is interested in proposals that include any or all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields supported by NSF including the social, behavioral and economic sciences, and multi-, cross-, or inter-disciplinary STEM fields.
AGEP encourages community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, minority-serving institutions (Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities), women's colleges, and institutions primarily serving persons with disabilities to participate as lead institutions and as alliance partners in all three types of AGEP projects.
AGEP intends to support the following types of projects:

--AGEP-Transformation - Strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study innovative evidence-based models and standards for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation that eliminate or mitigate negative factors and promote positive practices for URMs.
-- AGEP-Knowledge Adoption and Translation (AGEP-KAT) - Projects to expand the adoption (or adaptation) of research findings and evidence-based strategies and practices related to the participation and success of URMs in STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education.
--AGEP-Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education (AGEP-BPR) - Investigator initiated empirical research projects that seek to create and study new theory-driven models and innovations related to the participation and success of URMs in STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education.

THIS CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENT PERTAINS ONLY TO AGEP-TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS.
Please see the full text of this solicitation for additional information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12554/nsf12554.htm
Award Amount
up to $1.75M for 42 months
Duration of Award
3.5 years
Eligibility/Requirements
AGEP-Transformation - An institution or organization may serve as the lead on one AGEP-Transformation collaborative proposal. An institution or organization may be a partner in multiple AGEP-Transformation projects. Each AGEP-Transformation alliance partner must simultaneously submit proposals as part of one collaborative proposal. Institutions and organizations involved in AGEP-Transformation projects may also participate in AGEP-KAT and AGEP-BPR projects.
AGEP-KAT and AGEP-BPR - There are no limits on the number of proposals that can be submitted.
Please see the full text of this solicitation for additional information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12554/nsf12554.htm
Campus Deadline
Friday, July 6, 2012 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Sponsor Deadline
09/28/2012
Application Procedure
PIs with appointments in General Campus or Health Sciences departments who wish to submit an AGEP-Transformation proposal should send the following as a single 6-page pdf, 12-pt Times font, 1-inch margins all around to limitedsub@ucsd.edu by 5:00 pm on the campus deadline, July 6. 2012:

1) Summary of proposed goals, objectives, activities and social science or education research (3 pages maximum)
2) List of partners in the proposed alliance and brief description of roles (1 page maximum)
3) CV for the lead PI (2 pages maximum)
Should more than one application be received by the campus deadline, an independent faculty review committee will review all applications and recommend to the Vice Chancellor for Research the most competitive application to represent UC San Diego, using the criteria in the NSF solicitation. More information about the limited submission review process is available at: http://limitedsubmission.ucsd.edu/current-opportunities ***SIO PIs interested in submitting an AGEP-Transformation proposal should contact Jeff Gee, jsgee@ucsd.edu.***
Sponsor Contact Information
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, VA 22230
United States of America
(703) 292-5111
info@nsf.gov
UCSD Contact:
Sharon Franks / sfranks@ucsd.edu / (858) 822-3452
For more information about limited submission funding opportunities, please visit http://limitedsubmission.ucsd.edu