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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

Advancing Informal STEM Learning
(NSF  14-555) Posted April 9, 2014

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  14-548) Posted March 27, 2014

Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  14-547) Posted March 24, 2014

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM
(NSF  14-546) Posted March 19, 2014

Critical Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering
(NSF  14-543) Posted March 12, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program
(NSF  12-586) Full Proposal: April 18, 2014

Catalyzing New International Collaborations
(NSF  13-605) Full Proposal: April 22, 2014

Sustainability Research Networks Competition
(NSF  14-534) Full Proposal: April 29, 2014

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
(NSF  14-526) Letter of Intent: May 12, 2014, Letter of Intent: Integration (INT) Projects only

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  14-548) Letter of Intent: May 20, 2014, NRT Letter of Intent

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President Obama talks with PECASE recipients at the White House. Early Career Scientists and Engineers receive highest honor from the White House
Released April 16, 2014
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Hands holding a peice of technology. Innovation Corps leaders converge to discuss how to build on program's success
Released April 8, 2014
Media Advisory
New Understanding the Brain website features funding opportunities, research areas
Released April 2, 2014
Press Release
3-D view of stained hippocampus Understanding the Brain
Released April 2, 2014
Special Report
Adam Booth is shown doing research in Norway. Investing in the future through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Released April 1, 2014
Press Release
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researcher in a lab testing a mattress for chemicals Crib mattress dangers
NSF-funded researchers discover harmful chemicals in crib mattresses
Released  April 9, 2014

students at computers using Social Explorer Mapping tool used by Census Bureau has roots in NSF-funded project
Census Explorer, a new online tool that displays demographic information on maps of states, counties, and neighborhoods, is powered by Social Explorer, a data visualization tool developed by NSF-funded sociologist Andrew Beveridge
Released  March 27, 2014

Children at a table in school examine seeds Hooked on STEMGenetics
Genetics curriculum blends teacher-led discussion, online learning and hands-on activities
Released  March 19, 2014

a green glowing fish Fish aglow: Hidden colors in the sea
"There's a whole light show going on down there, and people never see it."
Released  January 9, 2014

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July 24, 2013  - July 24, 2014
July 23rd ECR Reviewer Webinar
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January 23, 2014  - January 24, 2015
DRK-12 Reviewer Webinar 2014
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April 22, 2014  - April 23, 2014
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Panel Meeting
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May 12, 2014  - May 13, 2014
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Panel Meeting
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June 23, 2014  - June 24, 2014
NSF Grants Conference - Denver, CO
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Investing in Science, Engineering, and Education for the Nation's Future - National Science Foundation Strategic Plan for 2014-2018
Inspiring STEM Learning: Education & Human Resources
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