Calling all of our STEM graduate students!! YOU have ideas … we’ve heard many of them. You’ve shared them with us in meetings, at conferences like the PROMISE SSI, on the walkways of our campuses, and in our offices. Now it’s time to get those ideas out to a national audience, and receive money if your submission is chosen! You have to be in it to win it!
Deadline Apr. 15, 2013
The following message comes from Dr. Jessie DeAro, national Program Director at the National Science Foundation for all of the AGEPs in the US. (PROMISE is Maryland’s AGEP, one of more than 20 AGEPs nation-wide.)
Calling Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Graduate Students:
Have you ever thought of ways to improve STEM graduate education? Do you have a creative idea regarding graduate training? If so, NSF wants to hear from you!
The National Science Foundation Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge is calling for entries from currently enrolled STEM graduate students and teams. They are invited to submit innovative ideas to prepare today’s graduate students for tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges. Entries are solicited for ideas with the potential to improve graduate education and professional development. Ideas can be directed toward students, faculty, departments, institutions, professional societies, and/or federal agencies. Winning ideas will be shared widely and winners will receive prizes between $1000 and $3000.
FROM THE WEBSITE:
Be sure to include the following elements in your submission:
- The title of your submission (150 characters or less)
- The issue in graduate education you wish to address
- Your solution or idea
- How your idea will change graduate education
- Who: Currently enrolled STEM graduate students (see additional eligibility criteria) [PROMISE note: YES, Social Sciences and STEM Education research areas are eligible. Students must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. See pages 6-11 in the guide for eligible disciplines.]
- What: A 1000 to 1500 word submission responding to this challenge
- Where: Submission made to https://production.skild.com/skild2/NSF-EdChallenge/loginPage.action
- When: Entries must be submitted by 11:59PM Pacific Time on April 15, 2013