Date Open: 
07/01/2021
Sponsor: 
National Science Foundation
ORD Notice of Intent Deadline: 
07/19/2021
Agency Deadline: 
10/29/2021
Limit per Institution: 
1
Source: 
external
Title: GERMINATION: Germination of Research Questions for Addressing Critical Societal Challenges

NSF 21-594

Brief Summary:  The GERMINATION program invites proposals to design, test, evaluate and implement pedagogical frameworks, platforms and/or environments that enable participants to formulate research questions and ideas that have the potential to address critical societal challenges

LIMITATIONS ON SUBMISSIONS:  
  • Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or co-PI: 1

  • Individuals may participate as either PI or co-PI in only one proposal submitted to this solicitation. If an individual is listed as PI or co-PI on more than one proposal to this solicitation, all proposals in excess of the limit for any person will be returned without review in the reverse order received.
Two Tracks:
  •  GERMINATION Innovation awards will fund projects to design, test and evaluate previously unexplored pedagogical frameworks, platforms and/or environments that have the explicit goal of enabling the participants to formulate research questions with potentially transformative outcomes. Projects submitted to the Innovation track must use the EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposal type (see PAPPG Chapter II).  Required Two-page research concept outline by Email to cognizant Program Officer by August 27, 2021. 
  • GERMINATION Expansion awards will fund projects that focus on development, implementation and scaling of evidence-based strategies for achieving GERMINATION goals. Projects supported under the Expansion track should focus on scaling previously piloted approaches with demonstrated efficacy to a regional or national sphere of activity, and will likely involve development of new collaborative relationships to establish networks capable of implementation beyond the pilot institution. - Required two page Letter of Intent due August 27, 2021 through Fastlane.
 
Research Office Notice of Intent Deadline: 
  • Monday, July 19, 2021
Agency Deadlines:

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):  August 27, 2021

  • For proposals that will be submitted to the GERMINATION Expansion track, LOI submission through FastLane is required. For proposals that will be submitted to the GERMINATION Innovation track, a research concept outline must be submitted by Email.

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): October 29, 2021

The general guidance for the preparation of 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 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.

Problem statement: Clear and concise statement of

  • Research question(s) and how the project will address the research question(s);
  • Proposed activities: Describe the project to be undertaken and provide the technical specifications of the research activities and timelines that will be undertaken.
  • How the proposed research can lead to the advancement of research/knowledge in this area.
  • Expected results: Describe the outcome you anticipate from the research.
  • Abbreviated CV or biographical sketch of the principal investigator – separate page
  • Optional - Suggest one or two names to serve on the internal review committee.
Submit your Notice of Intent to the: 

 

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