Directorate for Education & Human Resources
EHR Core Research (ECR)
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
Recorded Webinar on Preparing ECR Proposals
NSF staff provided an overview of the ECR program opportunity and answered questions May 13th and May 14th. You can view the recorded webinar from May 14th or download the transcript which includes both the May 13th and May 14th questions and answer portions of the webinars.
Full Proposal Target Date: February 4, 2014
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