The REESE Program


Established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2006, the Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) program advances research at the frontiers of STEM education and evaluation, and provides the foundational knowledge necessary to improve STEM teaching and learning at all educational levels and in all settings. The Center for Advancing Research and Communication (ARC) maintains this website to provide information about and build community among the over 300 projects across the U.S. funded under the REESE program. Learn more


What You Need to Know

The ECR program provides funding in foundational research areas that are broad, essential and enduring. EHR seeks proposals in the following core areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM. 

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 pre-K 12 teaching and learning. Full proposals are due December 9.

The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program supports the development of innovative models for engaging K-12 students in authentic experiences that build their capacity to participate in the STEM and ICT workforce of the future. 

The AISL program invites proposals that address immediate challenges and opportunities in informal STEM education and envision the future needs of diverse learners, educators, and STEM professionals in this nation.