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Math and Science Partnership

Grants to Improve Math and Science Education for
Children and Youth Throughout the United States

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National Science Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/05/12 5:00 PM


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Large grants to improve math and science education for children and youth throughout the United States. The purpose of this funding is to address key issues pertaining to student achievement in mathematics and science. Projects are expected to raise the achievement levels of all students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in the performance of diverse student populations. All science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields may be involved in this work, with special encouragement to areas that are gaining increased traction at the K-12 level, such as computer science and engineering, in addition to mathematics and science.

Through this solicitation, NSF seeks to support two levels of Targeted Partnership awards, Implementation and Prototype. Implementation awards are intended to develop and put into practice innovative approaches and strategies in education. Prototype awards explore potentially innovative approaches and strategies in education.

This program seeks to improve K-12 student achievement through a sharp focus on three inter-related issues:
Ensuring that all students have access to, are prepared for, and are encouraged to participate and succeed in challenging and advanced STEM courses;
Enhancing the quality, quantity and diversity of the K-12 STEM teacher workforce; and
Developing evidence-based outcomes that contribute to our understanding of how students effectively learn the knowledge, skills and ways of thinking inherent in mathematics, computer science, engineering, and/or the natural sciences.

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GrantWatch ID#: 126872

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Estimated Size of Grant:

up to $8,000,000

Term of Contract:

up to 5 years


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Core Partner organizations in each Partnership must include at least one institution of higher education (including 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities) and at least one K-12 local school district.

Among the team of the Principal Investigator and co-Principal Investigators for such a Partnership, there must be:
at least one mathematician, engineer, or scientist who is a college/university faculty member with a regular appointment in a disciplinary unit of a Core Partner institution of higher education and with a history of publishing in the discipline (not only education of the discipline), and at least one person who is a representative from a Core Partner K-12 organization.

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

Kathleen B. Bergin
(703) 292-5171

Maura Borrego
(703) 292-7855

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming