National Science Foundation
To produce research findings that build knowledge about approaches, models, and interventions with K-12-aged children and teachers that are most likely to increase the nation\\'s capacity and innovation in the STEM workforce of the future. To develop, implement, study and evaluate strategies that encourage K-12 students to develop interest in and to be prepared for careers in the STEM workforce of the future. To equip teachers with the resources to ensure that their students consider choosing and are prepared to enter the STEM workforce of the future.
The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers ITEST) program enhances participation in the U.S. STEM workforce (The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) through the design, implementation, scale-up and testing of strategies for students and/or teachers, and through research studies about issues related to STEM workforce participation.
The ITEST program complements the goals of the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. While the ATE program focuses primarily on technician education at the community college level, ITEST projects focus on students at the K-12 level in an effort to ensure that they possess the motivation and capacity to enter educational and training programs that lead to STEM careers.
GrantWatch ID#: 123583
$300,000 to $5,000,000
Only U.S. organizations located in the U.S. with an educational mission are eligible to apply; see the NSF Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) for further information. Eligibility for Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) is limited to institutions of higher education (including two- and four-year colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US. If the proposal is exclusively for I3 STEM educational or related research, then all categories of proposers identified in the NSF Grant Proposal Guide are eligible to submit. An institution may not receive more than one I3 award.
The Principal Investigator for an Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) proposal must be the university provost or equivalent chief academic officer, unless the proposal is exclusively for I3 STEM educational or related research.
Each proposal that requests funding to support postdoctoral researchers must include a description of the mentoring activities that will be provided for such individuals. Proposals that do not comply with this requirement will be returned without review
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