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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

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

National Robotics Initiative
(NSF  15-505) Posted October 16, 2014

Major Research Instrumentation Program:
(NSF  15-504) Posted October 15, 2014

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems
(NSF  14-611) Posted September 26, 2014

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

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program
(NSF  14-513) Full Proposal: October 27, 2014, Proposals are due for Research Initiation Awards

IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments
(NSF  14-602) Letter of Intent: October 28, 2014

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Full Proposal: October 29, 2014, Engineering; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Full Proposal: October 30, 2014, Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Full Proposal: November 3, 2014, Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and Learning

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News See All
a square-centimeter chip Superconducting circuits, simplified
Released October 17, 2014
News From the Field
A researcher in protective gear works in a lab. NSF invites proposals for Ebola-related fundamental research
Released October 16, 2014
Press Release
ultrathin copper sensor and a battery separator Stanford scientists create a 'smart' lithium-ion battery that warns of fire hazard
Released October 13, 2014
News From the Field
mutants of the superoxide dismutase protein Scientists link ALS progression to increased protein instability
Released October 13, 2014
News From the Field
photo of the national medal of science President Obama honors nation's top scientists and innovators
Released October 3, 2014
Press Release
Discoveries See All
James Hewlett holds a black bear cub Community college project gets students on the STEM path
Undergraduates get involved in research activities as part of teaching mission
Released  September 24, 2014

scientist holding a bat Science by, of and for the people
Inspiring scientists and citizens to help conserve Puerto Rico
Released  September 19, 2014

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

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November 5, 2014  - November 6, 2014
Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources
Advisory Committee Meeting

November 6, 2014
Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering
Advisory Committee Meeting

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