DIRECTORATE FOR COMPUTER AND INFORMATION
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
DIVISION OF EXPERIMENTAL AND INTEGRATIVE ACTIVITIES
DEADLINE DATE: April 25, 2000 AND THE SECOND TUESDAY IN MARCH OF EACH FOLLOWING YEAR
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Short Description/Synopsis of Program:
The objective of this program is to stimulate innovative educational activities at the undergraduate level in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) disciplines by encouraging the transfer of research results into the undergraduate curriculum. The program supports the design, development, testing and dissemination of innovative approaches for increasing the effectiveness of the undergraduate learning experience by integrating research results into undergraduate courses and curricula. The research may be ongoing or completed and may be drawn from any research project in the computer and information sciences and engineering fields.
Cognizant Program Officer(s):
Dr. Anthony Maddox, Program Director, Room 1160, Division of Experimental and Integrative Activities, telephone 703. 306.1980, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicable Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) No.:
47.070 Computer and Information Science and Engineering
ELIGIBILITY Limitation on the categories of organizations that are eligible to submit proposals:
PI eligibility limitations: None
Limitation on the number of proposals that may be submitted by an organization: Only one proposal per institution will be accepted in any one year.
AWARD INFORMATIONType of award anticipated: Standard Grant
Number of awards anticipated in FY 00: 4 to 6 awards expected
Amount of funds available: Approximately $1.5 million will be available for this program in FY 2000, and subject to the availability of funds approximately the same amount of funding will be available in the following outyears.
Anticipated date of award: August of each year
PROPOSAL PREPARATION & SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONSProposal Preparation Instructions
Letter of Intent requirements: None
Preproposal requirements: None
Proposal preparation instructions: Standard NSF Grant Proposal Guide instructions
Supplemental proposal preparation instructions: See Proposal Preparation Instructions in this document.
Deviations from standard (GPG) proposal preparation instructions: None
Cost sharing/matching requirements: Cost sharing at a level of 50% of the requested total amount of NSF funds is required for all proposals submitted in response to this announcement. The cost sharing may be from any private or non-Federal source and may be cash, or any eligible budget item. The proposed cost sharing must be shown on line M on the proposal budget (NSF Form 1030). Indirect cost (F&A) limitations: None
Other budgetary limitations: None
FastLane proposal preparation requirements: FastLane use required.
FastLane point of contact: Helen Walston, Sr. Program Assistant, telephone:703.306.1981
Full Proposal Deadline 5:00 PM local time, April 25, 2000 and the second Tuesday in March of each following year (FastLane)
PROPOSAL REVIEW INFORMATIONMerit Review Criteria: Standard National Science Board approved criteria, with additional criteria specific to the program.
AWARD ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION Grant Award Conditions: GC-1 or FDP III
Special grant conditions anticipated: None anticipated
Special reporting requirements anticipated: None
The objective of the CISE Educational Innovation (EI) program is to stimulate innovative educational activities at
the undergraduate level in CISE disciplines by encouraging the transfer of
research results into the undergraduate curriculum.
The EI program will support the
design, development, testing and dissemination of innovative approaches for
increasing the effectiveness of the undergraduate learning experience in CISE
disciplines (see NSF Guide to Programs, NSF 99-4) by integrating research
results into undergraduate courses and curricula. The research, whether
on-going or completed, may be drawn from any research project in the computer
and information sciences and engineering fields.
As a minimum, the set of individuals involved in a project should be chosen
to ensure an appropriate level of expertise in teaching, curriculum
development, and in the relevant research areas. Addition of individuals with
expertise in learning sciences, education, information technologies,
cognitive sciences and/or related areas, if appropriate to the project, is
encouraged. It is not required that the principal investigator or other
active participants in the project be the originators of the research
results, which are to be transferred to the undergraduate curriculum.
However, the proposal should describe the group's expertise in the research
Projects supported by the EI program are expected to act as a national model
of excellence by being a prototype of educational experiences for use by a
broader segment of the scientific and engineering community. Consequently,
successful dissemination of the project results is essential. The proposal
should contain a detailed set of activities for communicating the results of
the project to the CISE community. Collaboration with other institutions,
particularly as part of the dissemination activities, is highly encouraged.
The formality, level, and nature of this collaboration will be the decision
of the institutions concerned; however the effectiveness of the dissemination
activities will be part of the evaluation criteria. An institution
submitting a proposal should also include a budget amount for at least one
trip by the principal investigator to a major educational conference for
presentation of results of the project.
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IV. AWARD INFORMATION
V. PROPOSAL PREPARATION & SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
B. Budgetary InformationCost Sharing Requirements Cost sharing at a level of 50% of the requested total amount of NSF funds is required for all proposals submitted in response to this announcement. The cost sharing may be from any private or non-Federal source and may be cash, or any eligible budget item. The proposed cost sharing must be shown on line M on the proposal budget (NSF Form 1030).
The amount of cost sharing must be shown in the proposal in enough detail to allow NSF to determine its impact on the proposed project. Documentation of availability of cost sharing must be included in the proposal.Only items, which would be allowable under the applicable cost principles, if charged to the project, may be included as the grantee’s contribution to cost sharing. Contributions may be made from any non-Federal source, including non-Federal grants or contracts, and may be cash or in-kind (see OMB Circular A-110, Section 23). It should be noted that contributions counted as cost sharing toward projects of another Federal agency may not be counted towards meeting the specific cost-sharing requirements of the NSF grant. All cost-sharing amounts are subject to audit. Failure to provide the level of cost sharing reflected in the approved grant budget may result in termination of the NSF grant, disallowance of grant costs and/or refund of grant funds to NSF. Eligible Project Costs The EI program provides support for a variety of educational activities including but not limited to the development of courses, instructional technologies, software, and other educational materials. The budget request may include a modest amount of equipment/instrumentation for faculty, staff, or students to work on the experimentation, design or development of project materials. However, the program will not directly supply funds for the purchase of equipment/instrumentation to equip laboratories intended for general student use. C. Proposal Due Dates. The proposal MUST be submitted via FastLane by 5:00 PM, local time, April 25, 2000 and the second Tuesday in March of each following year. A proposal may not be processed until the complete proposal (including the signed Cover Sheet) has been received by NSF. A proposal is considered complete when the proposal, including the Project Description, has been submitted to NSF. The receipt date will be the date the sponsored projects office transmits the proposal to NSF. Submission of Signed Cover Sheets. The signed copy of the proposal Cover Sheet (NSF Form 1207) must be postmarked (or contain a legible proof of mailing date assigned by the carrier) within five working days following proposal submission and be forwarded to the following address: NSF 00-33
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PRIVACY ACT AND PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENTSThe information requested on proposal forms and project reports is solicited under the authority of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended. The information on proposal forms will be used in connection with the selection of qualified proposals; project reports submitted by awardees will be used for program evaluation and reporting within the Executive Branch and to Congress. The information requested may be disclosed to qualified reviewers and staff assistants as part of the review process; to applicant institutions/grantees to provide or obtain data regarding the proposal review process, award decisions, or the administration of awards; to government contractors, experts, volunteers and researchers and educators as necessary to complete assigned work; to other government agencies needing information as part of the review process or in order to coordinate programs; and to another Federal agency, court or party in a court or Federal administrative proceeding if the government is a party. Information about Principal Investigators may be added to the Reviewer file and used to select potential candidates to serve as peer reviewers or advisory committee members. See Systems of Records, NSF-50, "Principal Investigator/Proposal File and Associated Records," 63 Federal Register 267 (January 5, 1998), and NSF-51, "Reviewer/Proposal File and Associated Records," 63 Federal Register 268 (January 5, 1998). Submission of the information is voluntary. Failure to provide full and complete information, however, may reduce the possibility of receiving an award. Pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.5(b), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to an information collection unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The OMB control number for this collection is 3145-0058. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 120 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions. Send comments regarding this burden estimate and any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, Information Dissemination Branch, Division of Administrative Services, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA 22230, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation (3145-0058), 725 – 17th Street, N.W. Room 10235, Washington, D.C. 20503. Programs described in this publication are Category 47.070 (Computer and Information Science and Engineering) in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.
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