NASA Global Climate Change EducationPresentation Transcript
Global Climate Change Education (GCCE): Research Experiences, Modeling & Data National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Dr. Lin H. Chambers, GCCE Project Scientist NASA Langley Research Center Interagency Webex, March 15, 2010
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Nothing stated today should be construed as a revision to the Cooperative Agreement Notice unless a formal revision is made later.
GCCE Project Goals
Goal 1: improve the teaching and learning about global climate change in elementary and secondary schools, on college campuses, and through lifelong learning;
Goal 2: increase the number of people, particularly high school and undergraduate students, using NASA Earth observation data, Earth system models, and/or simulations to investigate and analyze global climate change issues;
Goal 3: increase the number of undergraduate students prepared for employment and/or to enter graduate school in technical fields relevant to global climate change.
GCCE CAN Section 1.1
D/M (Data/Models): Using NASA Earth system data, interactive models and simulations to strengthen teaching and learning about Global Climate Change
R (Research): Global climate change science research experiences for undergraduate or community college students and pre- or in-service teachers including those in nontraditional teacher licensure programs.
Proposals may address one or both categories.
GCCE CAN Section 1.3
NASA Education Outcomes - I
The GCCE project directly supports Outcomes 1 and 2 of the NASA Education portfolio by contributing to the accomplishment of the following specific associated objectives:
Objective 1.2 Higher Education: Student Support —Provide NASA competency-building education and research opportunities to individuals to develop qualified undergraduate students who are prepared for employment in STEM disciplines at NASA, industry and higher education.
Objective 1.3 Higher Education: Student Involvement Higher Education —Provide opportunities for groups of post-secondary students to engage in authentic NASA-related, mission based research and development activities.
Objective 1.4 Higher Education: Course Development —Develop NASA-related post-secondary course resources for integration into STEM disciplines.
GCCE CAN Appendix A
NASA Education Outcomes - II
Objective 2.1 Elementary and Secondary Education: Educator Professional Development – Short Duration —Provide short duration professional development and training opportunities to educators, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to attract and retain students in STEM disciplines.
Objective 2.2 Elementary and Secondary Education: Educator Professional Development Long Duration —Provide long duration and/or sustained professional development training opportunities to educators that result in deeper content understanding and/or confidence in teaching STEM disciplines.
Objective 2.3 Elementary and Secondary Education: Curricular Support Resources —Provide curricular support resources that use NASA themes and content to a) enhance student skills and proficiency in STEM disciplines; b) inform students about STEM career opportunities; and c) communicate information about NASA’s mission activities.
Objective 2.4 Elementary and Secondary Education: Student Involvement K-12 —Provide K-12 students with authentic first-hand opportunities to participate in NASA mission activities, thus inspiring interest in STEM disciplines and careers.
GCCE CAN Appendix A
Special Reporting Requirements
Within one month after award:
Submit a descriptive project abstract for the GCCE website.
Submit a management/evaluation plan with associated timeline and milestones.
Brief bulleted list of progress and accomplishments/milestones.
Schedule status, including status of major tasks and a revised timeline if needed.
NASA Education metrics (OEPM). These will be finalized at the time of award.
Impact metrics (as appropriate). These will be defined in collaboration with the GCCE awardees.
GCCE CAN Sec. 6.3
The following U.S. organizations are eligible to propose:
Higher educational institutions
State agencies, local agencies, or federally-recognized tribal government agencies
Public school districts
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI)
Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU)
GCCE CAN Sec. 3.1
Eligible Partner Organizations
In addition, the following may propose through partnership with a lead organization
Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
For-profit companies (no profit allowed)
Non-U.S. organizations and other institutions (no exchange of funds)
GCCE CAN Sec. 3.1
GCCE CAN Schedule
CAN release Feb. 16, 2010
Pre-proposal telecon March 2, 2010
This Webinar Mar. 15, 2010
NOI due March 18, 2010
Proposals due Apr. 28, 2010
Proposal review May-July 2010
Selections made August 2010 *
Awards made Late Sept/early Oct 2010*
CAN Key Information
Expected budget for new awards - approximately $8M
Number of new awards pending adequate proposals – approximately 20-25
Maximum duration of awards – 3 years
Awards may vary in size
Selecting Official – Richard Antcliff, Director of the Strategic Relationships Office at NASA LaRC
GCCE CAN Sec. 2.1, 2.2
CAN Key Information - II
Award type: Cooperative Agreements
CAN ( http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ )
FAQ ( http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ )
NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook (http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/pub_library/grcover.htm)
NASA Guidebook for Proposers (http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/nraguidebook)
In order to submit a proposal, all team members and their organizations must first be registered in the NSPIRES (http://nspires.nasaprs.com) system.
Proposers submitting through grants.gov must also register on http://grants.gov.
Details of the multi-step registration process, which takes 3 business days (or up to four weeks if all steps are not completed in a timely manner) to register a new organization, are described in http://www.grants.gov/assets/ApplicantUserGuide.pdf .
GCCE CAN Sec. 4.1.2
Notice of Intent – due March 18
NOI’s are strongly encouraged by due date
Information provided in NOI’s is of considerable value to both the proposer & NASA as it is used to help expedite the proposal-review activities
Separate NOI should be submitted for each intended proposal
May be submitted directly by the PI once the PI is registered in NSPIRES
Submit via NSPIRES (grants.gov does not support NOI submission)
Late NOI’S are still of value to NASA
GCCE CAN Sec. 3.4
Proposal Submission Requirements
Proposal must comply with all format requirements identified in the CAN & in the Guidebook for Proposers
Recommend that proposers assemble their proposal into a single, unlocked, searchable PDF document prior to upload of proposal (NSPIRES only)
Detailed budgets & justifications are required for all subawards, regardless of dollar amount
Dollar amounts with no explanation may reduce proposal acceptability or cause delays in funding should the proposal be selected
GCCE CAN Sec. 4
All proposals must be submitted electronically via NSPIRES or grants.gov ( http://grants.gov ) by the authorized organization representative (AOR)
When an individual acts as both the PI & AOR, the individual must take separate action for both roles to ensure that proposals are properly submitted
Hard copy proposal will not be accepted
Every institution/organization that intends to submit a proposal must be registered in NSPIRES
Every individual named on the proposal’s electronic Proposal Cover Page form, including Co-Investigators and collaborators, must be registered in NSPIRES
NSPIRES helpdesk: [email_address]
GCCE CAN Sec. 4
(1) Intrinsic Merit (40%)
(2) Relevance to NASA (30%)
(3) Evaluation Plan (15%)
(4) Budget (15%)
Detailed criteria in CAN
GCCE CAN Sec. 5.1
Review and Selection Process
NASA reserves the right to make judgments during the final selection based on programmatic factors, including overall balance of viable proposal