Division of Undergraduate Education
NSF Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars (DTS)
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to promote improvement in the education of those who study science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The NSF Director’s Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars (DTS) recognizes and rewards individuals who have contributed significantly to the scholarship of their discipline and to the education of students in STEM, and exemplify the ability to integrate their research and educational activities. DTS is part of NSF’s efforts to foster an academic culture that values a scholarly approach to both research and education. The Director’s Award is the highest honor bestowed by the NSF for excellence in both teaching and research in STEM fields, or in educational research related to these disciplines. The awards will be conferred at a special ceremony recognizing the awardees.