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Information about PAEMST

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching. Up to 108 awards are bestowed each year.

Nominations and Applications are Open!  To nominate a teacher or to begin the application process, visit: www.paemst.org

Nomination Deadline (for 7-12th grade teachers): April 1, 2016

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2016.

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
(NSF  15-509) Posted October 23, 2014

Programs and Funding Opportunities

Key: Crosscutting Crosscutting | NSF Wide Flag NSF-wide

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers NSF Wide Flag
Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) (CREST)
Cooperative Activity with Department of Energy Programs for Education and Human Resource Development (Request for Supplement) Crosscutting
Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS)
IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (RED)
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) (PAESMEM)
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)

Featured NSF-wide Programs

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments
(NSF  15-607) Posted September 14, 2015

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Posted August 3, 2015

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
(NSF  15-594) Posted July 29, 2015

Documenting Endangered Languages
(NSF  15-567) Posted May 5, 2015

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  15-566) Posted May 5, 2015

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program
(NSF  15-552) Full Proposal: October 7, 2015, Research Initiation Awards

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program
(NSF  15-552) Letter of Intent: October 14, 2015, Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Implementation Projects, ACE Implementation Projects

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 26, 2015, Geosciences; Life Sciences

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 27, 2015, Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Engineering; Materials Research

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 29, 2015, Psychology; Social Sciences; STEM Education and Learning

News See All

group of people Investing in diversity
Released September 3, 2015
Press Release
PAEMST awardees at NSF President Obama honors top math and science teachers
Released August 7, 2015
Press Release
A neuron is turned on by light Capitol Hill briefing on mysteries of the brain: Frontiers in neuroscience
Released July 6, 2015
Media Advisory
White House President Obama honors outstanding mathematics and science teachers
Released July 2, 2015
Press Release
the White House Science, math, and engineering mentors to receive Presidential awards
Released June 15, 2015
Media Advisory

Discoveries See All

Sarah Ovink Research aimed at improving the college experience for diverse students
Multi-year project seeks to uncover obstacles to success in the college environment
Released  July 20, 2015

Anna Balazs After the Lecture: Anna Balazs
Materials scientist Anna Balazs on her journey from Hungary, inspiration from her parents and the future of biosensing
Released  July 2, 2015

illustration showing a robotic hand at computer Balancing life, health and research
Graduate student perseveres to increase access for persons with severe disabilities
Released  June 2, 2015

A University Success student working with seals on St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea. Increasing opportunities for Alaska Natives in science and engineering
An evolving pipeline model promotes STEM careers while changing attitudes
Released  April 30, 2015

Students during graduation ceremony at Navajo Technical University NSF named a "Top 50 STEM Workplace" for Native Americans by AISES
American Indian Science and Engineering Society recognizes NSF's support of tribal colleges and universities
Released  April 3, 2015

Events Calendar See All

September 10, 2015  - January 21, 2016
ADVANCE IT and IT-Catalyst pre-proposal Technical Assistance Webinars

October 15, 2015
Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE)
Advisory Committee Meeting

October 21, 2015  - October 22, 2015
Advisory Committee for Geosciences
Advisory Committee Meeting

November 2, 2015  - November 3, 2015
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA

November 4, 2015
NSF Day at Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia

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