Environmental Literacy Grants for the Use of Technology in Informal/Nonformal Science Education

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

This funding opportunity emphasizes the use of emerging and advanced technologies in the area of informal/nonformal science education. Applicants are encouraged to make use of Web 2.0 technology: web applications which enable interactivity, information sharing and collaboration. Examples include web-based communities, social-networking sites, and blogs.

Also, of interest are projects that employ innovative use of hand-held devices for educational purposes, such as GPS or custom applications for mobile devices, as well as projects incorporating live video and data feeds using telepresence technology. The use of cutting-edge technology for data visualization, such as advanced/high performance computing, GIS, and advanced and/or innovative display systems, such as spherical display systems**, is also encouraged. Projects involving cyberlearning – teaching and learning interactions conducted through the use of these and other technologies – are appropriate for this announcement.

Funding No. CDFA: 11.008

Expected Number of Awards: 10
Estimated Total Program Funding: $7,500,000
Award Ceiling: $1,250,000
Award Floor: $500,000
Issue Date: Jan 26, 2010
Closing Date: Feb 16, 2010

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