Presentation on theme: "An Excellent Proposal is a Good Idea, Well Expressed, With A Clear Indication of Methods for Pursuing the Idea, Evaluating the Findings, and Making Them."— Presentation transcript:
An Excellent Proposal is a Good Idea, Well Expressed, With A Clear Indication of Methods for Pursuing the Idea, Evaluating the Findings, and Making Them Known to All Who Need to Know.
BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT EMPHASIZE PREVIOUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS. PROVIDE INFORMATION ON CURRENT STEM PROGRAMS. PROVIDE DATA ON CURRENT STEM ENROLLMENT. PROVIDE INFORMATION ON PARTNERS. INSTITUTION SUPPORT FOR PRESENT PROGRAMS.
BASELINE DATA BASE LINE DATA # CURRENT STATE OF STEM PROGRAMS. # PROVIDE ACCURATE INFORMATION ON PRESENT STEM PROGRAMS IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF FACULTY AND STUDENTS INVOLVED IN EACH ACTIVITY. # PROVIDE A CLEAR STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE FOR EACH PROGRAM
Criterion 1: What is the intellectual merit of the activity? Potential Considerations: How important is the proposed activity to advancing knowledge and understanding within the field? How well qualified are the team members to conduct the project? Is it well organized? To what extent does the proposed activity suggest and explore creative and original concepts? Is there sufficient access to resources?
Criterion 2: What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity? Potential Considerations: How well does the activity advance discovery and understanding while promoting teaching, training, and learning? How does the activity include participation of underrepresented minority groups? To what extent will it enhance the infrastructure? Will the results be disseminated broadly? What may be the benefits of the activity to society?
PROPOSAL REVIEW Principal investigators should address the following elements in their proposal. Integration of Research and Education One of the principal strategies in support of NSF goals is to foster integration of research and education in funded projects through the programs, projects, and activities at academic and research institutions. Integrating Diversity into NSF Projects Broadening opportunities and enabling the participation of all citizens is essential to the health and vitality of science and engineering.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES DESCRIBE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SOLICITATION AND THE INSTITUTIONS LONG TERM GOALS AND MISSION. PROVIDE EVIDENCE ON THE COMMITMENT OF THE INSTITUTION AND ITS PARTNERS TO IMPROVE THIS AREA. (Longitudinal Databases) MAKE CERTAIN THE BUDGET FITS THE SUMMARY PAGE GOALS / OBJECTIVES. WHEN IN DOUBT LEAVE IT OUT, BUT DO MENTION OTHER FUNDED PROJECTS.
Budgetary Guidelines Amounts Reasonable for work---Realistic Well justified---Need established In line with program requests Eligible Costs Personnel Equipment Travel Other direct costs---Sub-awards Indirect Costs
PROPOSAL PREPARATION PROJECT SUMMARY This project is designed to assist the professional development of high school teachers. Most of our teachers are not certified to teach algebra or calculus. Also, State Government has passed a Standards Based Curriculum that teachers are not ready to implement. This will benefit our minority students and teachers. The intellectual merit of the project is that it will build on the Standards activity and will have more students taking calculus. The broader impact will be that teachers will share more information through teachers meetings and students will take more mathematics and become scientists in the work force. BUDGET Personnel (Five Senior and one Clerical)$136,555 Equipment (new computer)$ 45,000 Travel $ 5,000 Participant Support (8 Teachers)$ 10,000 Other (Supplies $1000; Consultants $20,000)$ 21,000 Indirect CostWaived
PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROVIDE A MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE PROJECT THAT WILL INSURE THE ACTIVITIES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET. INCLUDE AN ORGANIZATION CHART AND A TIME TABLE FOR OBJECTIVES. DISCUSS INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COMMITTEES. ( COMMITTEES KEEP MINUTES.)
EVALUATION MUST CONFORM TO THE GPRA RULES: INPUT-OUTPUT-OUTCOMES. DESCRIBE THE FORMATIVE PROJECT EVALUATION METHODS TO BE USED. DESCRIBE THE SUMMATIVE EVALUATION OF THE PROJECT WITH MEASURABLE OUTCOMES THAT WILL TELL WHETHER THE PROJECT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES HAVE BEEN MET.
DISSEMINATION DESCRIBE HOW THE DISSEMINATION PLAN WILL SPREAD THE INFORMATION ON RESULTS, PROVIDE FOR AN EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION, AND IMPLEMENT NEW INITIATIVES. DESCRIBE HOW THE EVALUATION DATA WILL BE COLLECTED AND SUBMITTED FOR USE IN THE DISSEMINATION PROCESS. UTILIZE PARTNERSHIPS FOR EFFECTIVE DISSEMINATION.
Undergraduate Enrollment TOTAL 16,114,000 MINORITY 2,900,000 Four-Year Enrollment TOTAL 10,169,000 Two-Year Enrollment TOTAL 6,300,000 Assoc. Deg. 620,000 Bachelor’s Degrees TOTAL 1,253,121 (12% of all four-year students) MINORITY 209,967 NS&E BS Degrees 210,434 (17% of all bachelor degrees) MINORITY 28,000 NS&E Graduate Enrollment TOTAL 403,855 MINORITY 43,289 FOREIGN 123,112 NS&E PhD Degrees TOTAL 17,844 MINORITY 2,857 FOREIGN 7,723 Transition to the Ph.D. 2001-2004 High School Graduation 3,116,000