National Science Foundation (NSF)
11/18/19 5:00 PM Submitter's Local Time
Grants to USA nonprofits, for-profits, IHEs, government agencies, and individuals for research to enhance the quality of PreK-12 STEM education (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science). Projects should build upon fundamental research in STEM education and existing research and development. All research proposals must have a theoretical and empirical justification.
Projects should result in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills.
The DRK-12 program has three major research and development strands: (1) Assessment; (2) Learning; and (3) Teaching. The program recognizes the synergy among the three strands and that there is some overlap and interdependence among them. However, proposals should identify a clear focus of the proposed research efforts (i.e., assessment, learning, or teaching) consistent with the proposal’s main objectives and research questions.
The program supports six types of projects: (1) Exploratory, (2) Design and Development, (3) Impact, (4) Implementation and Improvement, (5) Syntheses, and (6) Conferences. All six types of projects apply to each of the three DRK-12 program strands.
Further information on the Program Strands:
Further information on the Project Types:
GrantWatch ID#: 177489
20 to 31 ( 8-13 Level I awards, 5-8 Level II awards, 1-4 Level III awards, and 5 Conference/Synthesis awards)
- Level I Projects: Up to $450,000
- Level II Projects: Up to $3,000,000
- Level III: Up to $5,000,000
- Synthesis proposals: Up to $300,000
- Conference proposals: Up to $100,000
- Level I projects have a duration of up to 3 years.
- Level II projects have a duration of up to 4 years.
- Level III projects have a duration of up to 5 years.
- Synthesis proposals are two years duration.
- Conference proposals are one year duration.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
General inquiries regarding this program should be made to:
National Science Foundation
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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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