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NASA Global Climate Change Education

  1. 1. Global Climate Change Education (GCCE): Research Experiences, Modeling & Data National Aeronautics and Space Administration Dr. Lin H. Chambers, GCCE Project Scientist NASA Langley Research Center Interagency Webex, March 15, 2010
  2. 2. Further Information <ul><li>Written questions can be submitted to </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing stated today should be construed as a revision to the Cooperative Agreement Notice unless a formal revision is made later. </li></ul>
  3. 3. GCCE Project Goals <ul><ul><li>Goal 1: improve the teaching and learning about global climate change in elementary and secondary schools, on college campuses, and through lifelong learning; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>GCCE CAN Section 1.1
  4. 4. Funding Categories <ul><li>D/M (Data/Models): Using NASA Earth system data, interactive models and simulations to strengthen teaching and learning about Global Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals may address one or both categories. </li></ul>GCCE CAN Section 1.3
  5. 5. NASA Education Outcomes - I <ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Objective 1.4 Higher Education: Course Development —Develop NASA-related post-secondary course resources for integration into STEM disciplines. </li></ul>GCCE CAN Appendix A
  6. 6. NASA Education Outcomes - II <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>GCCE CAN Appendix A
  7. 7. Special Reporting Requirements <ul><li>Within one month after award: </li></ul><ul><li>Submit a descriptive project abstract for the GCCE website. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit a management/evaluation plan with associated timeline and milestones. </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly reports: </li></ul><ul><li>Brief bulleted list of progress and accomplishments/milestones. </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule status, including status of major tasks and a revised timeline if needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Metrics : </li></ul><ul><li>NASA Education metrics (OEPM). These will be finalized at the time of award. </li></ul><ul><li>Impact metrics (as appropriate). These will be defined in collaboration with the GCCE awardees. </li></ul>GCCE CAN Sec. 6.3
  8. 8. Eligible Organizations <ul><li>The following U.S. organizations are eligible to propose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher educational institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State agencies, local agencies, or federally-recognized tribal government agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public school districts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonprofit organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) </li></ul></ul>GCCE CAN Sec. 3.1
  9. 9. Eligible Partner Organizations <ul><li>In addition, the following may propose through partnership with a lead organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NASA Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federally Funded Research and Development Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For-profit companies (no profit allowed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-U.S. organizations and other institutions (no exchange of funds) </li></ul></ul>GCCE CAN Sec. 3.1
  10. 10. GCCE CAN Schedule <ul><li>CAN release Feb. 16, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-proposal telecon March 2, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>This Webinar Mar. 15, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>NOI due March 18, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals due Apr. 28, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal review May-July 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Selections made August 2010 * </li></ul><ul><li>Awards made Late Sept/early Oct 2010* </li></ul>*Goal
  11. 11. CAN Key Information <ul><li>Expected budget for new awards - approximately $8M </li></ul><ul><li>Number of new awards pending adequate proposals – approximately 20-25 </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum duration of awards – 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Awards may vary in size </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting Official – Richard Antcliff, Director of the Strategic Relationships Office at NASA LaRC </li></ul>GCCE CAN Sec. 2.1, 2.2
  12. 12. CAN Key Information - II <ul><li>Award type: Cooperative Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal guidelines: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CAN ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FAQ ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook ( </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NASA Guidebook for Proposers ( </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Registration Requirements <ul><li>In order to submit a proposal, all team members and their organizations must first be registered in the NSPIRES ( system. </li></ul><ul><li>Proposers submitting through must also register on </li></ul><ul><li>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 . </li></ul>GCCE CAN Sec. 4.1.2
  14. 14. Notice of Intent – due March 18 <ul><li>NOI’s are strongly encouraged by due date </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Separate NOI should be submitted for each intended proposal </li></ul><ul><li>May be submitted directly by the PI once the PI is registered in NSPIRES </li></ul><ul><li>Submit via NSPIRES ( does not support NOI submission) </li></ul><ul><li>Late NOI’S are still of value to NASA </li></ul>GCCE CAN Sec. 3.4
  15. 15. Proposal Submission Requirements <ul><li>Proposal must comply with all format requirements identified in the CAN & in the Guidebook for Proposers </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend that proposers assemble their proposal into a single, unlocked, searchable PDF document prior to upload of proposal (NSPIRES only) </li></ul><ul><li>Budget: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed budgets & justifications are required for all subawards, regardless of dollar amount </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dollar amounts with no explanation may reduce proposal acceptability or cause delays in funding should the proposal be selected </li></ul></ul>GCCE CAN Sec. 4
  16. 16. Submission Requirements <ul><li>All proposals must be submitted electronically via NSPIRES or ( ) by the authorized organization representative (AOR) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard copy proposal will not be accepted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Every institution/organization that intends to submit a proposal must be registered in NSPIRES </li></ul><ul><li>Every individual named on the proposal’s electronic Proposal Cover Page form, including Co-Investigators and collaborators, must be registered in NSPIRES </li></ul><ul><li>NSPIRES helpdesk: [email_address] </li></ul>GCCE CAN Sec. 4
  17. 17. Evaluation Criteria <ul><li>(1) Intrinsic Merit (40%) </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Relevance to NASA (30%) </li></ul><ul><li>(3) Evaluation Plan (15%) </li></ul><ul><li>(4) Budget (15%) </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed criteria in CAN </li></ul>GCCE CAN Sec. 5.1
  18. 18. Review and Selection Process <ul><li>NASA reserves the right to make judgments during the final selection based on programmatic factors, including overall balance of viable proposal </li></ul>GCCE CAN Sec. 5.2