A program to support those who would like to promote gateways for research and education

Read about the latest Science Ambassadors and their experiences

Calling all researchers and educators! Are you interested in...

  • Sharing with others how the use of a gateway has changed your work?
  • Learning how to use your gateway of choice more effectively?
  • Training others on the use of your gateway of choice?
  • Presenting your experience of using a gateway for education?
  • Changing how gateway development is approached at a high level?

SGCI is piloting a Science Ambassadors program that provides travel support for those interested in promoting the use of gateways in research or education or interested in training others in the use of a gateway. Funding is available to scientists who have an appointment or affiliation with a US university. US scientists studying or working abroad are also eligible for funding.** Funding can be used to attend conferences in the US or abroad, but preference will be given to attending US events. Five ambassadors per year will receive $1200 each in travel support to either:

  • Attend a domain conference where they promote the use of gateways for research by presenting results achieved through the use of a gateway.
  • Attend a gateway training event to learn how to use a gateway more effectively or learn how to teach others to use a gateway.
  • Promote the use of a gateway in education.

SGCI can also help gateway creators with the organization and promotion of online training sessions for gateways.

The application process includes a form that is posted in November, with a deadline in January. A shortlist of applicants will be asked to give short, virtual presentations (10 minutes) to explain their science and how it benefits from gateway technologies.

All ambassadors are expected to contribute a blog post (1000-1500 words) to SGCI’s website about their experience. This one-year term (from February 1, 2019, to January 31, 2020) will include two virtual meetings during which ambassadors advise SGCI leadership on higher-level gateway needs from a researcher’s or educator’s perspective.

The application for the 2019 program has closed. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on upcoming opportunities. 

** Employees of the Federal government (other than NSF) may be utilized as lecturers or staff members on a project and may receive compensation and/or expenses if they obtain prior approval from their agencies to participate, and if services to the project are performed outside their regular working hours or while they are on leave status from official duties. Under no circumstances may NSF employees receive compensation from an NSF-supported project.