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Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL)

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

Programs and Funding Opportunities

Key: Crosscutting Crosscutting | NSF Wide Flag NSF-wide

Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Cooperative Activity with Department of Energy Programs for Education and Human Resource Development (Request for Supplement) Crosscutting
Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12)
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME)
STEM-C Partnerships: MSP (STEM-CP: MSP)

Featured NSF-wide Programs

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Major Research Instrumentation Program:
(NSF  15-504) Posted October 15, 2014

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

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Posted August 1, 2014

Partnerships for International Research and Education
(NSF  14-587) Posted July 21, 2014

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:
(NSF  14-579) Posted July 1, 2014


Upcoming Due Dates See All

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Full Proposal: October 29, 2014, Engineering; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Full Proposal: October 30, 2014, Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Full Proposal: November 3, 2014, Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and Learning

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Full Proposal: November 4, 2014, Life Sciences; Geosciences

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers
(NSF  14-512) Full Proposal: November 6, 2014


News See All

two girls observing a butterfly New research yields insights into science offered in California’s after-school programs
Released September 29, 2014
News From the Field
image of a map From spreadsheets to solutions: New platform enables next generation of open-city data
Released September 22, 2014
News From the Field
image of a panda and a tiger Tigers, pandas and people: A recipe for conservation insight
Released September 15, 2014
News From the Field
a child uses an inhaler Long-term effects of childhood asthma influenced by socioeconomic status
Released September 15, 2014
News From the Field
young kids learn literacy skills with ScratchJr ScratchJr: Coding for kindergarten
Released July 30, 2014
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

scientist holding a bat Science by, of and for the people
Inspiring scientists and citizens to help conserve Puerto Rico
Released  September 19, 2014

educators shooting video for virtual field trip to Grand Canyon Accomplished research scientists are also outstanding teachers of undergraduates
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

Children taking a test. Harvard University psychologists seek to unlock secrets of children's complex thinking
Study aims to uncover processes that help improve theoretical knowledge
Released  August 14, 2014

Julia PArrish Citizen scientists take on problem of Pacific plastics
Citizen science group COASST attacks massive problem of ocean garbage
Released  August 11, 2014


Events Calendar See All

November 6, 2014
Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering
Advisory Committee Meeting




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