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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

Special Announcements

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.

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Look here for STEM Education Resources 

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Innovation Through Institutional Integration (I-3)

 

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.
Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Documenting Endangered Languages
(NSF  15-567) Posted May 5, 2015

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  15-566) Posted May 5, 2015

Building Community and Capacity in Data Intensive Research in Education
(NSF  15-563) Posted April 8, 2015

Faculty Early Career Development Program
(NSF  15-555) Posted March 10, 2015

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2
(NSF  15-553) Posted March 6, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2
(NSF  15-553) Full Proposal: June 3, 2015, Implementation Proposals

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)
(NSF  14-565) Full Proposal: June 5, 2015, Full proposals are due for CREST Centers, HBCU-RISE and Broadening Participation Research projects.

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)
(NSF  14-565) Supplement: June 5, 2015, Proposals are due for CREST Partnership Supplements.

Graduate Research Internship Program
(PD  14-084) Supplement: June 5, 2015, GRIP Application Target Date

Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  14-547) Full Proposal: June 9, 2015

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News See All
Anne Bronikowski Researchers discover surprisingly wide variation across species in genetic systems that influence aging
Released May 27, 2015
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Released May 25, 2015
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Released May 19, 2015
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Released May 18, 2015
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Released May 15, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-Madison lab creates, studies cyberlearning tools
Released  May 15, 2015

Instructor working with a student at a technology center Who will do the technical jobs needed to fuel a commercial spacecraft industry?
With NSF funding, SpaceTEC is preparing the next generation of spacecraft technicians
Released  May 13, 2015

A University Success student working with seals on St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea. Increasing opportunities for Alaska Natives in science and engineering
An evolving pipeline model promotes STEM careers while changing attitudes
Released  April 30, 2015

kids looking at a device Increasing ecological understanding with virtual worlds and augmented reality
Harvard researchers develop cyberlearning technologies for environmental education
Released  April 24, 2015

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June 17, 2015
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June 23, 2015
ADVANCE IT and IT-Catalyst pre-proposal Technical Assistance Webinars
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June 29, 2015
Improving and Rewarding Openness and Reproducibility
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Dear Colleague Letter: Stimulating Research on Effective Strategies in Undergraduate STEM Education at Two-Year Hispanic Serving Institutions
Dear Colleague Letter: Stimulating Research Related to the Science of Broadening Participation
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Dear Colleague Letter: Indicators for Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education
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Dear Colleague Letter: I-Corps L - Stimulating Innovation in STEM Education
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