The program will support up to $650,000 for Strand 1 - Institutional Capacity Building projects; and up to $1.0 million for Strand 2 - Design and Development Type 1 Single Institution projects. Of the total amount requested, at least 60% of the funds must support scholarships to low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need. Funds must be requested for high quality extant curriculum development and professional and workforce development activities that include the implementation and investigation of project activities and conducting project evaluation.
The program also will support Strand 2 - Design and Development Type 2 Multi-institutional Collaborative efforts up to $5 million to fund scholarships and the implementation and testing of a common set of curricular and co-curricular activities across institutions. The level of funding requested must be based on the focus, scope, and size of the effort. For these types of projects, at least 60% of the funds must support scholarships.
The full solicitation can be viewed at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf15581.
For this competition, Purdue may submit one proposal (either as a single institution OR as a multi-institutional Design and Development consortium) from each college that awards degrees in biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, computer and information sciences, geosciences, engineering, and technology areas associated with the preceding fields. For Strand 1 and Strand 2-Type 1, the PI must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of these discipline. For Strand 2-Type 2 (multi-institute), the PI must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of the disciplines or an educational or social science researcher who can provide the leadership required to ensure the success of the project and will accept overall management responsibility for the consortium.
Internal deadlines are as follows:Monday, July 20: Preproposals due to the EVPRP (see attached template)
Agency deadline is September 22.
Please note: Preproposals to the EVPRP should be e-mailed to EVPRPlimited@purdue.edu. Purdue's limited submission policy and templates for preproposals may be found at http://www.purdue.edu/research/funding-and-grant-writing/limited-submissions.php. For any case in which the number of internal preproposals received is no more than the number of proposals allowed by the sponsor, the EVPRP will notify the PI that he/she can proceed with their submission to the sponsor.
Please let me know if you have questions about the limited submission process or this competition.
Assistant Director of Research Development Services
Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships
Hovde Hall, Room 321
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040