Application Details & Deadlines
The deadline for faculty to submit a research proposal for TRPP 2021 is Friday, Febuary 26th, 2021. UNO faculty interested in applying to be a TRPP mentor should complete the submission form and upload their proposal using the online submission form.
Investigators: Proposals will be accepted from single investigators and collaborative groups. Projects with multiple co-PIs must be willing to accept at least as many teachers as there are co-PIs.
Formatting: Times New Roman, 11-point font, and saved as “LastName_Department_TRPP2021”. For collaborative proposals with multiple investigators, use the lead PI’s last name followed by “-etal” in the file name.
Title Page and Statement of Interest (≤1 pg; Major components include the following: i.) Title of project, ii.) PI(s) – designate lead PI and co-PI(s), iii.) Statement of commitment to the TRPP if selected, including willingness & ability to:
Project Abstract - Provide a summary (<500 words) of proposed research. Include in bold your Research Area – e.g. Science Education/DBER, Molecular Sciences, Organismal Sciences, Engineering, Space Science, Geography/Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Sustainability/Community Impact STEM, other (specify)
|C.||Project Description* (≤2 pgs)|
Project Timeline - Summary of weekly goals over 4-6 wks & approx. 80 hrs (Orientation week 1, Posters due week 6). Include in your timeline weekly journal club meetings on Wednesdays from 1-2 PM throughout the research period.
Estimated Budget - (include a detailed budget justification for each line item, no indirects are allowed), estimated budget should not exceed $3,000 per co-PI. Additional supply budgets will be considered if the project supports multiple teacher partners per PI or co-PI. Justification should indicate how the respective supplies are relevant to the research and/or how such items will be used by the partnering teacher(s).
|F.||How your work will translate into the K-12 environment (≤1 pg) - Describe how your work will translate into the K-12 environment (≤1 pg) - Provide a detailed plan for engaging with your teacher partner(s) in the K-12 environment post-project. Each PI or co-PI must agree to a minimum of two engagement activities in Fall 2021.|
|*Proposals should describe activities assuming in-person interactions will be permitted during summer 2021.|
2021 Deadline: 26 February
Eligibility: In-service science instructors/coaches for Omaha Public Schools who will be returning to OPS for the subsequent school year are eligible to apply. Past participants are welcome to apply for subsequent opportunities.
Application Instructions: Individuals interested in applying for translational summer research experience with the TRPP should review the TRPP Commitments and Benefits, then complete and submit the online teacher application form during the spring application period. The application includes a questionnaire regarding teaching and research background, a statement of interest in research, and a statement of expected classroom impacts (i.e. translation to the K-12 environment). The selection committee will make acceptance decisions based on well described, thoughtful, and compelling applications, and will select candidates that fit within the scope of the TRPP and can be matched with a relevant project/mentor.
Keep in mind that the goal of the TRPP is to improve science literacy by providing authentic research experiences to K-12 teachers and students.
Please direct any questions to Heather Leas (firstname.lastname@example.org).