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Discovery Research PreK-12  (DRK-12)


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Inquiries can be  made to DRLDRK12@nsf.gov (703) 292-8620   
David  B. Campbell dcampbel@nsf.gov (703) 292-5093   
Julia  V. Clark jclark@nsf.gov (703) 292-5119   
Arlene  de Strulle adestrul@nsf.gov (703) 292-5117  STEM+C  
Catherine  . Eberbach ceberbac@nsf.gov (703) 292-4960   
Michael  Ford miford@nsf.gov (703) 292-5153   
David  L. Haury dhaury@nsf.gov (703) 292-8614   
Margret  . Hjalmarson mhjalmar@nsf.gov (703) 292-4313   
Karen  . King kking@nsf.gov (703) 292-5124   
Julio  E. Lopez-Ferrao jlopezfe@nsf.gov (703) 292-5183   
Robert  Ochsendorf rochsend@nsf.gov (703) 292-2760   
Joseph  Reed jreed@nsf.gov (703) 292-5187   
Ferdinand  D. Rivera frivera@nsf.gov (703) 292-8620   
Robert  Ronau rronau@nsf.gov (703) 292-5089   
Monya  A. Ruffin mruffin@nsf.gov (703) 292-4635   
Robert  Russell rlrussel@nsf.gov (703) 292-2995   
Joan  M. Walker jowalker@nsf.gov (703) 292-7016   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  17-584

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    November 14, 2018

    Second Wednesday in November, Annually Thereafter


SYNOPSIS

The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science (STEM) by preK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches. Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Projects should result in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills.

The DRK-12 program invites proposals that address immediate challenges that are facing preK-12 STEM education as well as those that anticipate radically different structures and functions of preK-12 teaching and learning. The DRK-12 program has three major research and development strands: (1) Assessment; (2) Learning; and (3) Teaching. The program recognizes the synergy among the three strands and that there is some overlap and interdependence among them. However, proposals should identify a clear focus of the proposed research efforts (i.e., assessment, learning, or teaching) consistent with the proposal’s main objectives and research questions. The program supports six types of projects: (1) Exploratory, (2) Design and Development, (3) Impact, (4) Implementation and Improvement, (5) Syntheses, and (6) Conferences. All six types of projects apply to each of the three DRK-12 program strands.

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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