Educational Pilot Call
The EduTrain team is thrilled to announce its third call for Educational Pilots, providing funding for the creation of Open Educational Resources (OERs) that are specifically tailored for the Earth System Sciences (ESS) community.
We have a strong interest in pushing the boundaries of Earth system science content, particularly in areas that employ advanced analytical techniques such as time series analysis and innovative deep learning methodologies. Furthermore, we warmly welcome and encourage applicants to propose their own unique topics within Earth System Data Science or Earth System Data Management that may be currently overlooked in existing OERs (D1.3.1). Please note that this call excludes generic research data management and open science topics as well as teaching guidelines.
Creating Open Educational Resources (OERs) that meet the needs of our core users is of great importance. Our main users are Master's students, early to senior scientists, and professors in the field. As such, the OERs should be suitable for self-learning and reuse by other educators. There's no requirement to develop material from scratch, leveraging and enhancing existing course materials to align them with OER standards is encouraged.
NFDI4Earth provides a total of 25.000€ for this call, to be split among the successful proposals. The funding will be according to the DFG personnel rate.
Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, ensuring that potential contributors have ample opportunity to submit their innovative ideas at any time. The educational materials and a concise report (not exceeding four pages) detailing the developed materials should be submitted by the end of the year 2024.
Application and evaluation process:
We will send you an acknowledgment within the day to confirm your proposal was received, and we will direct it to the reviewers. If the submitted pilot proposal is selected for funding, the applicant agrees that the produced materials will be made available as Open Educational Resources under a permissive license (Creative Commons or similar).
Support and Consultation:
If you have any questions, need clarity, or would like some guidance about the call or your proposal, please don't hesitate to contact Farzaneh Sadeghi. We're here to assist and ensure that your submission aligns perfectly with our objectives.