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Apply for a NSF Grant Opportunity to Improve STEM

National Science Foundation logoIn a Dear Colleague Letter, Karen Marrongelle of the National Science Foundation (NSF) invites proposals to the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources Program from institutions of higher education that are new to the program. The letter specifically includes the opportunity in the Engaged Student Learning track of “… improving K-12 STEM education through undergraduate preservice STEM teacher preparation …”

Marrongelle heads the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources , which supports “the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of scientists, technicians, engineers, mathematicians, and educators and a well-informed citizenry that have access to the ideas and tools of science and engineering.”

The program solicitation, NSF 19-601, shares the relevant information for the grant and its focus. It is important to note that there are two deadlines for Level 1 submissions, February 4 and August 4, so there is still time to develop a proposal!

Applicants are encouraged to review NSF’s Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development (NSF 13-26), developed jointly with the U.S. Department of Education. Those submitting a proposal must follow the NSF Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide and the guidelines in the solicitation. 

If you have questions or wish to discuss ideas for your proposal, NSF staff contact information is available in the Dear Colleague letter.


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