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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.
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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

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
(NSF  14-588) Posted July 22, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
(NSF  14-572) Full Proposal: September 2, 2014, Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions

Innovation Corps Teams Program
(NSF  12-602) Full Proposal: September 15, 2014

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
(NSF  14-572) Full Proposal: September 16, 2014, Targeted STEM Infusion Projects

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

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News See All
I-Corps logo and image of a scientist woman looking at a plant NSF expands the National Innovation Network with two new I-Corps nodes
Released August 26, 2014
Press Release
a person reading off a smartphone Smartphone beats paper for some with dyslexia
Released August 25, 2014
Science Nation
pressure retarded osmosis MIT study investigates power generation from the meeting of river water and seawater
Released August 20, 2014
News From the Field
a moth biobot Research paves way for development of cyborg moth 'biobots'
Released August 20, 2014
News From the Field
sea lion New research shows seals and sea lions likely spread tuberculosis to humans
Released August 20, 2014
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Discoveries See All
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

girl taking a photo of a plant with a smart phone With 'Plum Landing,' PBS uses apps to get kids outside
Kids following the example of an animated purple alien named Plum have uploaded more than 70,000 photos and drawings of nature, says PBS
Released  August 4, 2014

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September 23, 2014  - September 25, 2014
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September 29, 2014  - October 1, 2014
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September 30, 2014  - October 2, 2014
S-STEM Panel Meeting
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October 6, 2014  - October 7, 2014
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA
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