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Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development

A publication titled Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development has just been released by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. It provides a framework for producing and sharing knowledge and evidence resources, so that innovations that work can be more quickly and widely used in classrooms around the country.

Here is a set of Frequently Asked Questions about the Guidelines.


Look here for STEM Education Resources 


Innovation Through Institutional Integration (I-3)


I-Corps For Learning (I-Corps L)

A frustration common to both educators and policymakers surrounds the difficulty of getting effective, evidence-based approaches into widespread use in classrooms and other learning environments.  [More]

EHR Core Research

EHR has established a new cross-directorate Core Research Program.  Proposals are encouraged that help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in four core areas.  See the announcement at:

 EHR Core Research
(NSF  15-509) Posted October 23, 2014

Successful K-12 STEM Education Activities
alt "Successful K-12 STEM Education," a report produced by the National Research Council, and funded by NSF, is a response to a request from a member of Congress, Rep. Frank Wolf, to identify the characteristics of highly successful K-12 schools and programs in STEM. Information about activities associated with the report are available from Successful STEM Education.org.
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IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments
(NSF  15-607) Posted September 14, 2015

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers
(NSF  15-599) Posted August 5, 2015

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Posted August 3, 2015

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
(NSF  15-594) Posted July 29, 2015

Advancing Informal STEM Learning
(NSF  15-593) Posted July 28, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program
(NSF  15-552) Full Proposal: October 7, 2015, Research Initiation Awards

Advanced Technological Education
(NSF  14-577) Full Proposal: October 8, 2015

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program
(NSF  15-552) Letter of Intent: October 14, 2015, Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 26, 2015, Geosciences; Life Sciences

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 27, 2015, Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Engineering; Materials Research

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Visualization of the routing paths of the Internet NSF awards $74.5 million to support interdisciplinary cybersecurity research
Released October 7, 2015
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Released October 5, 2015
Science Nation
new magma combines with older magma Simulating path of 'magma mush' inside an active volcano
Released October 1, 2015
News From the Field
a girl working a math problem on a board Math and me: Children who identify with math get higher scores
Released September 30, 2015
News From the Field
water on Mars Mineralogical evidence confirms liquid water on Mars
Released September 28, 2015
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Discoveries See All
man and child look at a rain gauge in a driveway Be a (citizen) scientist!
A celebration of open science and innovation
Released  September 30, 2015

students at computers Summer camps seed student interest in cybersecurity
Program reaches 1,400 middle- and high-school students across the nation
Released  September 9, 2015

Robin Dodsworth and people at a market As a Southern community changes, an accent fades
Southern accents are declining in North Carolina. What does that tell us about social dynamics?
Released  July 27, 2015

Sarah Ovink Research aimed at improving the college experience for diverse students
Multi-year project seeks to uncover obstacles to success in the college environment
Released  July 20, 2015

Events Calendar See All

July 8, 2015  - October 1, 2016
S-STEM 2015 "Flipped" Webinars

September 10, 2015  - January 21, 2016
ADVANCE IT and IT-Catalyst pre-proposal Technical Assistance Webinars

September 17, 2015  - November 2, 2015
AISL Solicitation Overview

October 5, 2015  - October 16, 2015
Robert Noyce Scholarship Program Panel Meeting

October 15, 2015
Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE)
Advisory Committee Meeting

October 21, 2015  - October 22, 2015
Advisory Committee for Geosciences
Advisory Committee Meeting

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Dear Colleague Letter: Indicators for Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education
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