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for Undergraduate Students and Professionals in STEM Fields

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

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08/30/22 5:00 PM Submitter's Local Time


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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education to provide professional development for undergraduate students and professionals in STEM fields. The purpose of the program is to encourage the students and professionals to become K-12 teachers in high-need school districts. Submissions from and partnerships among four-year institutions, two-year institutions, and/or minority-serving institutions are encouraged.

The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (Noyce) invites innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting, preparing, and retaining highly effective elementary and secondary mathematics and science teachers and teacher leaders in high-need school districts. To achieve this goal, Noyce supports talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate majors and professionals to become effective K-12 STEM teachers. It also supports experienced, exemplary K-12 STEM teachers to become teacher leaders in high-need school districts. In addition, Noyce supports research on the effectiveness and retention of K-12 STEM teachers in high-need school districts.

By supporting the recruitment, preparation, and development of effective, diverse, and capable STEM teachers who will teach in high-need school districts serving diverse student populations, Noyce contributes to strategic objective SG3/SO3.1 in the NSF Strategic Plan for 2018-2022: "Attract, retain, and empower a diverse workforce." Through programmatic support, Noyce aims to create, enhance, and study teacher preparation learning environments and professional development experiences marked by diversity, equity, and inclusion. As efforts to diversify the K-12 STEM teaching profession, particularly in high-need schools and districts, continue to be a national priority, Noyce encourages the submission of proposals with a concentrated focus on the recruitment, preparation, and retention of STEM teachers from talent pools that have not yet been fully tapped, including Blacks and African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities. Noyce also supports the role of NSF as central to discovering, studying, and promoting pathways for STEM teacher education through research and development.

Noyce offers four program tracks:

  • Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends (S&S) Track,
  • Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships (TF) Track,
  • Track 3: The NSF Master Teaching Fellowships (MTF) Track, and
  • Track 4: The Noyce Research Track.
  • In addition, Capacity Building proposals are accepted from proposers intending to develop a proposal in any of the program's tracks.

Noyce funding may also be requested to support:

  • Projects providing STEM research experiences and opportunities for pre-Service and in-service STEM teachers, including STEM experiences at national laboratories and NASA centers and in STEM disciplines identified as critical needs for the Nation. Critical need disciplines include quantum computing and quantum science, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer science, data analytics, and possible other timely STEM areas in current need of domestic professionals.
  • Conferences consistent with the mission of the Noyce Program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174403

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Number of Grants:

Estimated Number of Awards: 55 to 70, including 25 - 30 Track 1: S&S awards; 3 - 5 Track 2: TF awards; 7 - 10 Track 3: MTF awards; 5 - 8 Track 4: Noyce Research awards; and 15 - 17 Capacity Building awards, subject to availability of funds.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Track 1: S & S - up to $1,200,000
- Track 2: TF and Track 3: MTF - up to $3,000,000
- Track 4: Noyce Research - up to $1,000,000
- Capacity Building - up to $75,000

Term of Contract:

- Track 1: Project duration of up to 5 years
- Track 2: Project duration of up to 6 years
- Track 3: Project duration of up to 6 years
- Track 4: Project duration of up to 5 years
- Capacity Building: Project duration of up to 1 year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
(For all submissions) One or more Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) (two- and four-year IHEs, including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S.; consortia of such institutions; or U.S. nonprofit organizations (e.g., nonprofit research institutions, research museums) offering a teacher education or residency program.

(In addition to the above, for Track 4: Noyce Research submissions only) Professional societies or similar organizations that are directly associated with educational or research activities.

Who May Serve as PI:
- For Track 1: S&S, Track 2: TF, and Track 3: MTF, the PI team must include at least one faculty member from a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics department and at least one education faculty member from an education department at a participating or partnering U.S. institution of higher education.
- For Track 4: Noyce Research, the PI team must include at least one individual with expertise and experience in STEM education research and at least one individual with an advanced degree in a STEM or STEM education discipline.
- For Capacity Building, there are no restrictions on who may serve on the PI team.

Pre-Application Information:

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):
- August 31, 2021
- August 30, 2022
- August 29, 2023
- Last Tuesday in August, Annually Thereafter

- Full Proposals submitted via FastLane: NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) guidelines apply. The complete text of the PAPPG is available electronically on the NSF website at:
- Full Proposals submitted via NSF Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via guidelines apply (Note: The NSF Application Guide is available on the website and on the NSF website at:

Program Solicitation:

Contact Information:

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

Cognizant Program Officer(s):
- Sandra Richardson, Program Lead, telephone: (703) 292-4657, email:
- Kathleen B. Bergin, Program Co-Lead, telephone: (703) 292-5171, email:
- Michelle M. Camacho-Walter, telephone: (703) 292-8718, email:
- Susan Carson, telephone: (703) 292-8094, email:
- Michael J. Ferrara, telephone: (703) 292-2635, email:
- Bonnie Green, telephone: (703) 292-4386, email:
- John R. Haddock, telephone: (703) 292-2671, email:
- Thomas D. Kim, telephone: (703) 292-4458, email:
- Jennifer Lewis, telephone: (703) 292-2938, email:
- Robert Mayes, telephone: (703) 292-7267, email:

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Specific questions related to this program solicitation should be referred to the NSF program staff contact(s) listed above.

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