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I-Corps For Learning (I-Corps L)

A frustration common to both educators and policymakers surrounds the difficulty of getting effective, evidence-based approaches into widespread use in classrooms and other learning environments.  [More]

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.
 
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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

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems
(NSF  14-611) Posted September 26, 2014

Graduate Research Internship Program
(PD  14-084) Posted September 17, 2014

IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments
(NSF  14-602) Posted August 13, 2014

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
(NSF  14-600) Posted August 13, 2014

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
(NSF  14-599) Posted August 12, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates See All

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: October 3, 2014, Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks: STEM Disciplines (PLAN D)

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
(NSF  12-564) Full Proposal: October 3, 2014, Bridge to the Doctorate

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
(NSF  14-567) Full Proposal: October 3, 2014, Nominations Due on Friday, October 3, 2014

Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)
(NSF  14-565) Letter of Intent: October 6, 2014, Letters of Intent are due for CREST Center proposals.

Advanced Technological Education
(NSF  14-577) Full Proposal: October 9, 2014

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Released September 30, 2014
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Released September 29, 2014
News From the Field
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Released September 22, 2014
News From the Field
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Released September 16, 2014
Press Release
Community College Innovation Challenge Community College Innovation Challenge
Released September 15, 2014
Special Report
Discoveries See All
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Undergraduates get involved in research activities as part of teaching mission
Released  September 24, 2014

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Inspiring scientists and citizens to help conserve Puerto Rico
Released  September 19, 2014

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Of the 15 recently announced Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors--who will receive $1 million over five years to pursue innovative ideas in the undergraduate science classroom--13 have received support from the National Science Foundation
Released  September 18, 2014

Student in science class with balance. Unlocking the secrets of children's complex thinking: The studies
Researchers question how executive function influences the process of learning
Released  August 14, 2014

Events Calendar See All

September 29, 2014  - October 1, 2014
S-STEM Panel Meeting
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September 30, 2014  - October 2, 2014
S-STEM Panel Meeting
Panel

October 6, 2014  - October 7, 2014
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA
Outreach

October 6, 2014  - October 8, 2014
S-STEM Panel Meeting
Panel

November 5, 2014  - November 6, 2014
Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources
Advisory Committee Meeting

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I-Corps L: Dear Colleague Letter - Stimulating Innovation in STEM Education
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Dear Colleague Letter - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program - Invitation for Reviewers
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