National Science Foundation (NSF)
10/06/21 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. Projects should build on 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: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20572/nsf20572.pdf#page=4
Further information on the Project Types: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20572/nsf20572.pdf#page=6
GrantWatch ID#: 177489
50 to 60 - It is anticipated that about 12-15 Level I awards, 30-35 Level II awards, 5-7 Level III awards, and 3 Conference/Synthesis awards will be made in FY 2021, pending availability of funds.
Award Ceiling: $5,000,000
Award Floor: $450,000
Normal limits for funding requests of DRK -12 proposals are as follows:
(1) Level I projects up to $450,000
(2) Level II projects up to $3,000,000
(3) Level III projects up to $5,000,000
Synthesis proposals are up to $600,000.
Conference proposals are up to $100,000.
The level of funding requested should align with the maturity of the proposed work, the size and scope of the empirical effort, and the capacity of the interdisciplinary team to conduct the proposed research.
A Resource Center with a budget of up to $3,500,000 will also be supported.
- Level I projects have a duration of up to three years.
- Level II projects have a duration of up to four years.
- Level III projects have a duration of up to five years.
- Synthesis proposals are three years duration.
- Conference proposals are one year duration.
- A Resource Center will also be supported for a duration of 3 years in the 2021 fiscal year.
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