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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 (ECR)
(NSF  13-555) Posted April 12, 2013

Search for Deputy Assistant Director - EHR
The Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) announces a search for the position of Deputy Assistant Director.  More information can be found here.
 
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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.

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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

Graduate Research Internship Program
(PD  14-084) Posted September 17, 2014

IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments
(NSF  14-602) Posted August 13, 2014

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
(NSF  14-600) Posted August 13, 2014

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
(NSF  14-599) Posted August 12, 2014

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Posted August 1, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates See All

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: September 22, 2014, Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks: Institutions of Higher Education (PLAN IHE)

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  13-594) Full Proposal: September 26, 2014, Planning Grant and Full Center Proposal

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: October 3, 2014, Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks: STEM Disciplines (PLAN D)

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
(NSF  12-564) Full Proposal: October 3, 2014, Bridge to the Doctorate

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
(NSF  14-567) Full Proposal: October 3, 2014, Nominations Due on Friday, October 3, 2014

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News See All
photo of wind turbines and solar panels NSF announces the Community College Innovation Challenge
Released September 16, 2014
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Community College Innovation Challenge Community College Innovation Challenge
Released September 15, 2014
Special Report
battery cycler Study sheds new light on why batteries go bad
Released September 14, 2014
News From the Field
an adult American peregrine falcon Volunteer 'eyes on the skies' track peregrine falcon recovery in California
Released September 11, 2014
News From the Field
large gaseous planets outside our solar system 'Hot Jupiters' provoke their own host suns to wobble
Released September 11, 2014
News From the Field
Discoveries See All
educators shooting video for virtual field trip to Grand Canyon Accomplished research scientists are also outstanding teachers of undergraduates
Of the 15 recently announced Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors--who will receive $1 million over five years to pursue innovative ideas in the undergraduate science classroom--13 have received support from the National Science Foundation
Released  September 18, 2014

Student in science class with balance. Unlocking the secrets of children's complex thinking: The studies
Researchers question how executive function influences the process of learning
Released  August 14, 2014

Children taking a test. Harvard University psychologists seek to unlock secrets of children's complex thinking
Study aims to uncover processes that help improve theoretical knowledge
Released  August 14, 2014

Julia PArrish Citizen scientists take on problem of Pacific plastics
Citizen science group COASST attacks massive problem of ocean garbage
Released  August 11, 2014

Events Calendar See All

September 22, 2014  - September 24, 2014
S-STEM Panel Meeting
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September 23, 2014  - September 24, 2014
Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education
Advisory Committee Meeting

September 23, 2014  - September 25, 2014
S-STEM Panel Meeting
Panel

September 23, 2014
Webinar on Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED)
Webcast

September 29, 2014  - October 1, 2014
S-STEM Panel Meeting
Panel

September 30, 2014  - October 2, 2014
S-STEM Panel Meeting
Panel

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