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Note: Submissions are limited only when serving in the role of lead institution; note that Oregon State is not eligible to serve as lead institution on GEOPaths UP project types and may only submit proposals as the non-lead institution of a collaborative GEOPAths:UP proposal.  These projects need a clear rationale of how the collaboration fosters research capacity at non-R1s.

Research Office Notice of Intent Deadline:  01/28/2023
Guidance for the preparation of the notice of intent to the Research Office:

COVER SHEET (1 page) -please use an 11 point or higher font with one-inch margins.

  • Solicitation Name and Descriptive Title
  • Project Track
  • Project Summary:  3 or 4 sentences or bullet points that provide an overview of the objective of your proposed research, how you plan to do it, and the expected outcome.
  • Key PI/co-PIs:  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. 

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

  • PI Team and Expertise
  • Project Activities:  Describe the project activities and the basis for your approach including the geosciences literature and past programmatic experiences.
  • Institutional Commitment: How will institutional commitment be demonstrated?
  • Connection to Careers: How does the proposed program connect participants to viable workforce paths in the geosciences?
  • Plan for Safe and Inclusive Working Environments: Is there a safe and inclusive working environment plan? Does it adequately address the emphasis areas listed in the plan description?
  • Participant Engagement: What is the plan for recruiting, selecting, and mentoring participants?  How will you ensure an inclusive environment?
  • Evaluation: Describe the plan for evaluation.
  • Sustainability: What is the potential for sustaining project activities and/or institutional collaborations after funding ends?
Submit your Notice of Intent to the: 

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