It is essential that presentations, journal articles and any other products that emerge from Team-TERRA acknowledge NSF support and include an NSF disclaimer (see below). The NSF will not allow us to take credit for products that do not do these two things.
It may not always be clear whether you should acknowledge the NRT that supports Team-TERRA. When in doubt, consult the guidelines below. If these do not provide a clear answer for a specific case, reach out to Mark Urban.
GUIDELINES: WHEN IS WORK SUPPORTED BY Team-TERRA?
Support can be relatively direct or indirect. Either way, you should acknowledge the Team-TERRA NRT.
- Direct support
- Includes a trainee (fellow or associate) during the training year
- Was supported at least in part by innovation funds
- Relates to a collaboration fostered in any way by Team-TERRA
- Indirect support
- Involves Team-TERRA trainee(s) or faculty in any way, and relates to the risks to food, energy, water, or ecosystems from global changes
- Involves trainees after OR before their fellowship year and relates to the risks to food, energy, water, or ecosystems from global changes
- The work benefited from the community / context Team-TERRA provides (e.g., inspired or facilitated collaboration)
ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND DISCLAIMER FOR RESEARCH PRODUCTS
Posters, acknowledgement slides for talks, and most importantly, acknowledgement sections in papers should contain the (A) NSF acknowledgement and (B) NSF disclaimer below. Here are versions you could use. The minimalist should almost always suffice. Note that the disclaimer never needs to be modified; you should include it verbatim.
Acknowledgement: “This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant DGE-2022036.”
Disclaimer: “Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.”
Elaborated acknowledgement that promotes Team-TERRA
Acknowledgement: “This material is based upon work supported by the program Team-TERRA at the University of Connecticut, which is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant DGE-2022036.”
Partial support acknowledgement
The minimalist acknowledgment is appropriate for any degree of support. If you wish to be more precise, go ahead, e.g.: “This material is based upon work supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant DGE-2022036.”
Does a conference or publication require the PI to be specified?
Occasionally, guidelines for a conference or publication may specify that you list the PI. If so, just add “(M.Urban, PI)”.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT IN OTHER VENUES
If you are interviewed about work that relates to Team-TERRA, NSF requires that you mention that the program is supported by the NSF.