What You Need to Know Archive

NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in STEM by seeking talent from all sectors and groups in our society to build on and scale up what works in broadening participation programs to reach underserved populations. Preliminary proposals are due February 14.

The 2017 STEM FOR ALL Video Showcase will be held May 15th - 22nd. More than 150 projects will present three-minute videos of their innovative work broadening participation and access to STEM. This year's theme is Research & Design for Impact.  

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. Deadline is September 14, 2017.

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 5, 2016.

The live event took place May 11-15. You can still view and read the discussions about the 112 videos that showcase cutting-edge NSF-funded work to improve teaching and learning in STEM.

The ADVANCE program (1) develops systemic approaches to increase the representation of women in STEM careers and (2) contributes to the general knowledge base on gender equity in STEM disciplines. Required letters of intent are due Oct 5 and Nov 5.

The crosscutting Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program integrates opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance 3 interconnected thrusts and 3 research categories, with deadlines starting July 13 and 31.

The SciTS 2015 Conference will be held June 2-5 at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD. SciTS is a rapidly growing cross-disciplinary field of study that aims to maximize the effectiveness of team-based research. 

The Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) solicitation has been revised, with a April 30, 2015 deadline for submitting full proposals.

The IUSE program address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate STEM education, as well as those that anticipate new structures and new functions of the undergraduate learning and teaching enterprise. Full proposals for both program tracks are due January 13.   

The STEM+C program seeks to integrate computing into other STEM disciplines, integrate STEM content into the teaching/learning of computing, or build capacity in K-12 computing education with foundational research and focused teacher preparation. Proposals are due March 28, 2016.

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.

REAL Program Officers will be offering a series of webinars introducing REAL, discussing the elements of REAL proposals, and answering commonly asked questions. Webinars will be held November 22, November 25, and December 5.

The Research on Education and Learning (REAL) program represents the substantive foci of three previous EHR programs (REESE, GSE, and RDE). Optional letters of intent are due October 25 with full proposals due January 10.

The goal of this activity is to foster novel, transformative, multidisciplinary approaches that use large data sets to create actionable knowledge. Ideas Lab participation is not required to submit a full proposal.

Cyberlearning: Transforming Education proposals are due July 15 for Integration and Deployment (INDP) projects, which integrate or extend the use of technologically-sophisticated efforts that have already shown promise.

The Widening Implementation & Demonstration of Evidence Based Reforms (WIDER) program seeks to increase the use of highly effective methods of STEM teaching and learning in higher education.

If you responded to the REESE program solicitation (NSF 12-552) back in July, you should receive an update on the status of your proposal from NSF by mid June. We will update this posting as more information becomes available.

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning program (formerly ISE) invests in research and development of innovative and field-advancing out-of-school STEM learning and emerging STEM learning environments.

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) funds implementation and research projects that seek "to increase the number of students receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within STEM."

NSF's Division of Research on Learning in Formal & Informal Settings (DRL) is seeking candidates for permanent Program Director(s) in mathematics, mathematics education or related field.

The 2012 REESE solicitation has been released! REESE now includes FIRE and a new Broadening Participation Research (BPR) strand. The deadline for proprosals is July 17.

Program staff for Research in Disabilities Education (RDE) will conduct Webinars on April 11 and April 25 regarding the next competition. Please email JT Clark (jtclark@nsf.gov) to register.

The Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) program “supports efforts to create, adapt, and disseminate new learning materials and teaching strategies to reflect advances both in STEM disciplines and in what is known about teaching and learning.”

The Research in Disabilities Education (RDE) program continues to advance the goal of broadening the participation of postsecondary students with disabilities in STEM.

With funding from NSF, the AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy and the AERA Faculty Institute for Teaching Statistics both build capacity to use large-scale federal data sets. Deadlines for application are January 10 and January 17 respectively.

NSF expects to release a new solicition for the REESE program in early December, with a proposal deadline sometime in the new year. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

The Cyberlearning Research Summit will be a high-profile gathering on January 18, 2012 in Washington DC. The Summit is seeking participants and nominations for speakers, who will share research-based visions for the future of learning with emerging technologies.

The National Science Foundation has both permanent and temporary program officer positions available, with applications for permanent positions due September 2.

The SREE Spring 2012 call for papers is online and the abstract submission site now open, with an October 1 deadline for submissions. 

The deadline for submitting proposals for AERA 2012 is July 22. The Call for Submissions contains important information about this year’s Annual Meeting theme and submission requirements.

The fall SREE meeting addresses issues of particular interest to the REESE community and includes a variety of workshops and short courses.

TSL combines interests and resources of DRL programs to explore the opportunities and challenges implied by innovative visions of the future for STEM learning

NSF is accepting nominations and applications for the PAEMST program in recognition of excellence of math and science teaching

ARC has compiled a list of REESE presentations at the upcoming annual meeting of AERA in New Orleans, Louisiana

The deadline for full proposals to NSF's Fostering Interdisciplinary Research on Education (FIRE) program is April 29, 2011

ICPSR recently hosted a webinar "Guidance on Preparing a Data Management Plan," which is now archived online.

View archives of two webcasts hosted by REESE Program Officers in September 2010

TSL combines interests and resources of separate programs in DRL to explore innovative visions of the future for STEM learning.

REESE PI Bianca Bernstein launched a new online resource at NSF on November 4. NSF also issued a media advisory for the event

View an archived informational webcast hosted by Program Officers for NSF’s new PRIME program. Proposals are due January 5, 2011

Join REESE PI Jeanne Century for a series of on-line forums on fidelity of implementation with a particular focus on STEM education programs

A prototype of a new portal for sharing information on NSF-funded educational resources and findings is now available online

A special event at NSF offered the latest from educational researchers on STEM learning and the best approaches for teaching STEM subjects.