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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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Graduate Research Internship Program
(PD  16-7172) Posted November 16, 2015

Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering
(NSF  16-512) Posted November 9, 2015

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
(NSF  16-511) Posted November 5, 2015

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications
(NSF  16-510) Posted October 30, 2015

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems
(NSF  16-508) Posted October 20, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Graduate Research Internship Program
(PD  16-7172) Supplement: December 4, 2015

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
(NSF  14-526) Full Proposal: December 7, 2015, Capacity-Building Projects (CAPs)

Discovery Research PreK-12
(NSF  15-592) Full Proposal: December 7, 2015

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  16-503) Letter of Intent: December 9, 2015, Applies to both tracks

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
(NSF  14-572) Full Proposal: December 9, 2015, Small Grants for Research

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News See All
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Released November 19, 2015
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Released November 18, 2015
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Released November 17, 2015
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Released November 16, 2015
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Released November 16, 2015
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Discoveries See All
person with EEG cap looking at art At the intersection of neuroscience and art
Blending cognition and engineering to reveal the neural basis of creativity
Released  November 17, 2015

An infographic shows examples of how NSF-supported cybersecurity research protects people Infographic: How NSF-supported research keeps you safe online
NSF investments in interdisciplinary research helped develop many of the web's basic protections
Released  October 19, 2015

Josh Pauli working with a student in the lab. Creating a white hat nation
Josh Pauli, Director of the CyberCorps program at Dakota State University, explains what it takes to train an army of ethical cybersecurity experts
Released  October 9, 2015

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

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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

November 9, 2015  - December 9, 2016
2016 NRT Informational Webinars

December 2, 2015  - December 3, 2015
EHR Advisory Committee Fall 2015 Meeting
Advisory Committee Meeting

December 3, 2015  - December 4, 2015
Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program Panel

December 4, 2015
EHR Research on Early Childhood Education Open House

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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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