OSP FYI# 11-054

National Science Foundation (NSF)/Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)/Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)/Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI)/Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)/Directorate for Engineering (ENG)/Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)/Office of Integrative Activities (OIA)/Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE)/Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)/Office of Polar Programs (OPP)/Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)

FYI: Addendum to Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program

To streamline the internal review for Principal Investigators (PIs) interested in submitting a proposal to NSF’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program, the VP Research has abridged the required proposal information necessary for internal review purposes.

Please forward only a project description that includes items a–f:

(a)  describe the vision, goals, and broader impacts of the proposed IGERT project;
(b)  provide a description of the major interdisciplinary research efforts and how these efforts form the thematic basis for the interdisciplinary project;
(c)  outline the graduate education and training mechanisms that are central to the project and how they are to be integrated with the research and across the disciplines;
(d)  describe plans for the organization and management of the IGERT project;
(e)  outline plans for recruitment, retention and mentoring of US graduate students;
(f)  address the intellectual merit and broader impacts of the proposed activity (the NSF Merit Review criteria).

PIs should provide this project description to their Associate Dean by Friday, April 8, 2011.

BU Internal Deadline: April 8, 2011
Letter of Intent Deadline (required): May 2, 2011
Full Proposal Deadline: July 01, 2011

REMARKS: Please see FO# 11-046 for the original summary of the IGERT program, as announced by Boston University’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Complete program guidelines and application material (NSF 11-533 and NSF GPG 11-1) may be obtained from NSF’s web site (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11533/nsf11533.htm) or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.