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Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG)

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

National Science Foundation, Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management, Headquarters
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  • Original Grant - Jun 7, 2004
Applications Due:

Sep 14, 2004

total funding: $9,200,000
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: Yes
number of awards: 42
type of funding: Grant

The Directorate for Geosciences of the National Science Foundation supports research and education in the atmospheric, earth, and ocean sciences. The Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG) program is designed to address the fact that certain groups are underrepresented in the geosciences relative to the proportions of those groups in the general population. The primary goal of the OEDG program is to increase participation in the geosciences by African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (American Indians and Alaskan Natives), Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesians or Micronesians), and persons with disabilities. A secondary goal of the program is to increase the perceived relevance of the geosciences among broad and diverse segments of the population. The OEDG program supports activities that will increase the number of members of underrepresented groups that: Are involved in formal pre-college geoscience education
programs; Pursue bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees in the geosciences; Enter geoscience careers; and Participate in informal geoscience education programs. The OEDG program consists of two tracks, Track 1: Proof-of-Concept Projects, and Track 2: Full-Scale Projects. Track 1: Proof-of-Concept Projects - This track supports short-term activities. Track 1 projects include activities that will occur only one time, as well as those that are intended as the testing phase of an anticipated long-term Full-Scale Project. Track 2: Full-Scale Projects - This track supports longer-term activities that will identify and promote pathways to geoscience careers among members of underrepresented groups. Proposals to the OEDG competition are solicited every other year. The next competition will be held in FY 2006.

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NSF Publication 04-590

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