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Murdock Partners in Science

Providing secondary science teachers with opportunities to work on innovative science, and thus to revitalize their teaching and help them to appreciate the use of inquiry-based methods in the teaching of science, is a primary goal of the Partners in Science awards.

Research Office Notice of Intent Deadline: September 29, 2023

Proposal Deadline:  December 1, 2023

Guidance for the preparation of Notice of intent to the Research Office:

INFOREADY FORM: Prepare the following information to enter in this InfoReady form:

  • PI name, title, and contact information
  • Descriptive Proposal Title
  • Project Summary: 3 or 4 sentences or bullet points that provide an overview of the objective(s) of your proposed project, how you plan to do it, and the expected outcome.
  • Team: 5 or 6 sentences or bullet points that highlight team expertise as it relates to the project.
  • Budget: Example: The total cost of the project is anticipated to be $ X, with $ Y being requested from the Agency. Agency funds will be used for: $ A for personnel; $ B for operations, and $ C for broader impacts/subcontracts etc.
  • Submission history, prior contact, and funding history with the foundation

PROJECT DESCRIPTION (1 page pdf to upload) - please use an 11 point or higher font with one-inch margins.

Please provide a clear and concise statement free of technical jargon, including:

  • Statement of need. Explain what issue you are addressing, why you have chosen to respond the way you have, and why the project matters in the area you are working.
  • Proposed activities. Describe the activities to be undertaken, timelines, and the role of project team members and partners. Highlight why your approach is novel and deserving of the special attention funding connotes.
  • Outcomes. Describe the outcome you anticipate from the project and any plans for evaluating those outcomes. How do these outcomes align with the sponsor mission?
  • Abbreviated CV or biographical sketch of the principal investigator – separate page
  • Optional - Suggest one or two names to serve on the internal review committee.

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