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Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings
Research on Education and Learning (REAL)
In November and December 2013, NSF staff held webinars designed to provide an overview of the REAL solicitation (13-604).
Slides from the Webinar are available here.
In November and December 2013, RDE and GSE program officers held webinars designed to provide an overview of the REAL solicitation (13-604) and the opportunities for disability and gender-related research offered through REAL.
Slides from the RDE and GSE Webinar are available here.
|Address questions to REAL program officers||DRLREAL@nsf.gov||(703)292-8650|
Contact cognizant Program Officers at DRLREESE@nsf.gov.
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
The Research on Education and Learning (REAL) program represents the substantive foci of three previous EHR programs: Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE), Research in Disabilities Education (RDE), and Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE). What is distinctive about the new REAL program is the emphasis placed on the accumulation of robust evidence to inform efforts to (a) understand, (b) build theory to explain, and (c) suggest interventions (and innovations) to address persistent challenges in STEM interest, education, learning, and participation. The program supports advances in research on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning and education by fostering efforts to explore all aspects of education research from foundational knowledge to improvements in STEM learning and learning contexts, both formal and informal, from childhood through adulthood, for all groups, and from the earliest developmental stages of life through participation in the workforce, resulting in increased public understanding of science and engineering. The REAL program will fund research on, human learning in STEM; learning in STEM learning environments, and broadening participation research.