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Computing Education for the 21st Century

Grants to Promote Early Education
in Computers and Technology

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National Science Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/22/11 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging up to $10 million to engage more students, teachers and educators in computing education. The purpose of this program is to build a workforce that is computer savvy and working towards innovative advances in information technology, thereby placing the US in a leadership position in the global economy. The scope of this program targets middle and high school levels and early undergraduate education. (Early interventions in primary education are also within scope.)

Funding is provided for Planning proposals, Type I proposals, and Type II proposals:
1) Planning - supports the establishment of new partnerships and collaborations necessary to develop Type I or Type II proposals.
2) Type I - to contribute to research on effective learning and teaching of computing, draw on partnerships of informed and committed stakeholders, and create and study the effectiveness of new materials, interventions and strategies to develop K-14 teaching.
3) Type II - demonstrates implementations of interventions that have already been proven by smaller-scale efficacy studies.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 124465

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Estimated Size of Grant:

$200,000 - $10,000,000

Term of Contract:

Planning - up to 18 months; Type I - up to 3 years; Type II - up to 5 years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The lead organization for all Type II CE21 projects (only) must be an eligible institution of higher education, that is, auniversity or two- or four-year college (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S.

For Type I CE21 projects and Planning Projects, individuals and organizations in the following categories may submit proposals: Universities and Colleges; Non-profit, non-academic organizations; For-profit organizations; For-profit organizations; State and Local Governments; Unaffiliated Individuals; Foreign organizations; and Other Federal agencies.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for proposals vary by category.

Planning Grants - February 22, 2011
Type I & Type II - April 27, 2011

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Janice Cuny, Program Officer
CISE Directorate, 1175
telephone: (703) 292-8489

Joan Peckham, Program Officer
Office of Cyberinfrastructure, 1160
telephone: (703) 292-8970

Jim Hamos, Program Officer
EHR Directorate, 835N
telephone: (703)-292-4687

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47.070, 47.076, 47.080

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