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1 National Science Foundation Innovation Through Institutional Integration (I 3 ) Kathleen Bergin Program Director Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) National Science Foundation

2 Innovation through Institutional Integration Challenges faculty, administrators, and others in institutions of higher education to think strategically about the creative integration of NSF-funded awards towards a whole that exceeds the sum of its parts.

3 National Science Foundation BROADENING PARTICIPATION GLOBALLY ENGAGED WORKFORCE CRITICAL EDUCATIONAL JUNCTURES RESEARCH & EVALUATION INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH & EDUCATION Innovation Through Institutional Integration

4 National Science Foundation Goals of I 3 Increase synergy & collaboration among NSF/EHR-funded projects and within/ between institutions Enhance sustainability Broaden participation, attend to critical educational junctures, and/or provide for more globally engaged workforce Promote innovative programming, policies, and practices to encourage integration of STEM research and education Encourage research on intra- or inter- institutional integration & broader impacts

5 National Science Foundation Incorporate a depth and quality of creative, coherent, and strategic actions that extend beyond commonplace approaches to normal institutional operations Innovation through Institutional Integration

6 National Science Foundation Innovation through Institutional Integration In FY 2009, continuing grants of up to $250 K per year for up to five years, with funding for Years 4 and 5 dependent on project progress and availability of funds.

7 National Science Foundation I 3 Proposals Proposed projects can have a focus that is: Proposed projects can have a focus that is: Intra-institutional Inter-institutional Proposed projects may be: Proposed projects may be: Implementation only Research only A blend of the two

8 National Science Foundation Cross-Divisional Effort In EHR For 2009, proposals are being solicited in nine programs: Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) Alliances for Broadening Participation in STEM: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (NOYCE) Research in Disabilities Education (RDE) Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)

9 National Science Foundation Eligibility and Limit on Number of Proposals I 3 is limited to institutions of higher education (including two- and four-year colleges) accredited in, or having a campus located in the US, unless the proposal is exclusively for I 3 STEM educational or related research. If the proposal is exclusively for research, then all categories of proposers identified in the NSF Grant Proposal Guide are eligible. Principal Investigator must be the University Provost or equivalent chief academic officer, unless the proposal is exclusively for I 3 STEM educational or related research.

10 National Science Foundation Eligibility and Limit on Number of Proposals Only one proposal from an institution may be submitted for each deadline. All proposals, without regard to which program submitted, will be reviewed in competition with one another. No more than one award will be made to an institution.

11 National Science Foundation Special Review Criteria Extent to which project addresses goals for institutional integration Extent to which there is a demonstrated track record of success for existing NSF awards on which proposed institutional integration is based Degree of innovation, as evidenced by a depth and quality of creative, coherent, and strategic actions that extend beyond commonplace approached to normal institutional operations Extent to which project addresses programming, policies, and practices that sustain institutional changes needed for ongoing synergy

12 National Science Foundation Cohort I, 2008 I 3 Awards Louisiana State University U. Colorado at Boulder Georgia Institute of Technology U. of Florida U. of Washington U. Hawaii, Kapiolani Community College

13 National Science Foundation I 3 proposals submitted to any of the participating EHR programs have common due date and will be reviewed in competition with one another. Proposals Due: February 24, 2009 & August 25, 2009

14 National Science Foundation FAQs Available At EHR Website: Click on Program Area – Education Special Announcement


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