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Directorate for Education & Human Resources

EHR Core Research (ECR)

ECR Reviewers Needed

If you are interested in reviewing ECR proposals please fill out and submit the ECR reviewer survey.

ECR FY14 Webinar Series

Four webinars on the EHR Core Research (ECR) program were held during December.

Slides used during the webinars are available at the ECR FY 14 Webinar Series event page at: http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=129720&org=EHR.

EHR Core Research Frequenty Asked Questions

EHR Core Research (ECR) program has issued Frequently Asked Questions associated with Program Announcement NSF 13-555.  This document is available at:  ECR FAQs


Name Email Phone Room
Address questions to  the program ECR@nsf.gov (703) 292-2333   
Earnestine  Easter epsalmon@nsf.gov (703) 292-8630   
Dawn  Rickey drickey@nsf.gov (703) 292-4674   
Mark  Leddy mleddy@nsf.gov (703) 292-4655   
Karen  . King kking@nsf.gov (703) 292-5124   
Jolene  K. Jesse jjesse@nsf.gov (703) 292-7303   
Barry  Sloane fsloane@nsf.gov (703) 292-8465   


Announcement  13-555

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). NSF anticipates release of the PAPPG in the Fall of 2014. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Target Date:  February 3, 2015

First Tuesday in February, Annually Thereafter


The EHR Core Research (ECR) program establishes a mechanism in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources to provide funding in foundational research areas that are broad, essential and enduring. EHR seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following core areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM. We invite researchers to identify and conduct research on questions or issues in order to advance the improvement of STEM learning in general, or to address specific challenges of great importance. Two types of proposals are invited: Core Research Proposals (maximum 5 years, $1.5 million) that propose to study a foundational research question/issue designed to inform the transformation of STEM learning and education and Capacity Building Proposals (maximum 3 years, $300,000) intended to support groundwork necessary for advancing research within the four core areas.

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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