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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.
 
Special Announcements

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

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

Partnerships for International Research and Education
(NSF  14-587) Posted July 21, 2014

CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service
(NSF  14-586) Posted July 21, 2014

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:
(NSF  14-579) Posted July 1, 2014

Advanced Technological Education
(NSF  14-577) Posted June 17, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
(NSF  14-532) Full Proposal: July 22, 2014, ENG

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
(NSF  14-532) Full Proposal: July 23, 2014, GEO, MPS, SBE

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
(NSF  14-526) Full Proposal: July 25, 2014, Capacity-Building Projects (CAPs)

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  14-558) Full Proposal: August 5, 2014

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)
(NSF  14-565) Supplement: August 7, 2014, Proposals are due for CREST Partnership Supplements.

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News See All
education graphic AAU launches STEM education initiative website, announces STEM network conference
Released July 8, 2014
News From the Field
O. Colin Stine Scientists identify new pathogenic and protective microbes associated with severe diarrhea
Released June 27, 2014
News From the Field
Donhee Ham and Hosang Yoon in the laboratory Measuring the mass of 'massless' electrons
Released June 23, 2014
News From the Field
Michael Yassa UCI study finds that learning by repetition impairs recall of details
Released June 23, 2014
News From the Field
two visitors working at the Tinkering Social club National Science Foundation celebrates do-it-yourself engineers, tinkerers and inventors everywhere
Released June 18, 2014
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Discoveries See All
physics professor with undergraduates (Really) learning physics
Sustained investment in 'peer instruction' leads to wide-scale use of innovative teaching practice in undergraduate physics education and a Minerva Prize for NSF-funded physicist Eric Mazur
Released  July 16, 2014

Young museum visitors use a paint set of acids and bases to learn about pH. Learning through making
Active tinkering can engage people of all ages in learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
Released  June 17, 2014

Children in a Sea Perch team with a remotely operated vehicle. Competitions inspire STEM learning through innovative project
Engineering challenges engage middle-school students in designing, testing and building and it happens after school and on Saturdays
Released  June 3, 2014

Hippocampus cells Artificial brains learn to adapt
Neural networks imitate intelligence of biological brains
Released  May 15, 2014

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