Educational Pilot Call

‎2nd Call for NFDI4Earth Educational Pilots

The NFDI4Earth Educational Pilots support the development of Open Educational Resources (OERs) relevant to the Earth System Sciences (ESS) community. The OERs should be interdisciplinary and refer to sub-fields of Earth System‎ Data Science or Earth System Data Management;They should appeal to a broad range of users from the NFDI4Earth community and address subject areas that are not well covered with existing OERs yet. Materials on generic research data management are out of scope for this call.

As a rule of thumb, the EduPilots should target Master’s students or early Ph.D. students as learners. The materials can be either for self-learning or for re-use by other instructors. NFDI4Earth provides a total of 25.000€ for this call, to be split among the successful proposals.

Example outputs include, but are not limited to:

The funding of the pilots will be according to the DFG personnel rate and can be used, e.g., for professional media production or research assistants. The materials do not have to be developed from scratch, i.e., it is possible to build upon existing course materials and use the funding to improve them and prepare them for publication as OERs. The educational materials and a short report (max. four pages) documenting the developed materials should be submitted by the end of the year 2023.

Application and evaluation process:

a. Relevance to NFDI4Earth
b. State-of-the-art content
c. Novelty (addressing the gaps in existing OERs in ESS)
d. Use of active teaching methods
e. Potential for integration into NFDI4Earth curricula

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).

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