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Discovery Research PreK-12  (DRK-12)

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Inquiries can  be made to DRLDRK12@nsf.gov (703)292-8620   
David  Campbell dcampbel@nsf.gov (703) 292-5093   
Julia  Clark jclark@nsf.gov (703) 292-5119   
Michael  Ford miford@nsf.gov (703) 292-5153   
David  L. Haury dhaury@nsf.gov (703) 292-5102   
Margret  Hjalmarson mhjalmar@nsf.gov (703) 292-4313   
Karen  King kking@nsf.gov (703) 292-5124   
Rebecca  Kruse rkruse@nsf.gov (703) 292-4211   
Julio  Lopez-Ferrao jlopezfe@nsf.gov (703) 292-5183   
H.  T. Martin htmartin@nsf.gov (703) 292-7016   
Joseph  Reed jreed@nsf.gov (703) 292-5187   
Ferdinand  Rivera frivera@nsf.gov (703) 292-4960   
Robert  Russell rlrussel@nsf.gov (703) 292-2995   

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  15-592

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR 200). Please be advised that the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  December 7, 2015

SYNOPSIS

The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by PreK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches. Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Projects should result in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills.

DRK-12 invites proposals that address immediate challenges that are facing preK-12 STEM education as well as those that anticipate radically different structures and functions of preK 12 teaching and learning. The DRK-12 program has three major research and development strands: (1) Assessment; (2) Learning; and (3) Teaching.  The program recognizes the synergy among the three strands and that there is some overlap among them. However, PIs should identify a clear focus of the proposed research efforts (i.e., assessment, learning, or teaching) consistent with the proposal’s main objectives and research questions. The program supports five types of projects: (1) Exploratory, (2) Design and Development, (3) Impact, (4) Implementation and Improvement, and (5) Conferences and Syntheses.  All five types of projects apply to each of the three DRK-12 strands.

RELATED URLS

A searchable database of the DR K-12 portfolio is available at www.cadrek12.org.

REVISIONS AND UPDATES

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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