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Advancing Innovation and Impact in Undergrad STEM Education at Two-Year IHEs

 
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    CFDA#

    47.076
     

    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    National Science Foundation (NSF)

    Summary

    NSF's Education and Human Resources Directorate seeks to significantly enhance its support for research, development, implementation, and assessment to improve STEM education at the Nation's two-year colleges. NSF encourages bold, potentially transformative projects that address immediate challenges facing STEM education at two-year colleges and/or anticipate new structures and functions of the STEM learning and teaching enterprise. This program description is a targeted approach for advancing innovative and evidence-based practices in undergraduate STEM education at two-year colleges. It also seeks to support systemic approaches to advance inclusive and equitable STEM education practices.


    Projects will be expected to build on prior fundamental and/or applied research in STEM education and provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects as needed. Projects will also be expected to be research-informed and to result in field-tested outcomes and products that enhance STEM teaching and learning at two-year colleges.


    Potential Outcomes of Interest: NSF is interested in projects with potential outcomes that include, but are not limited to

    • making systemic improvements in STEM education
    • promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • mitigating the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on two-year colleges

    ?Projects may focus on different time scales, from near-, to long-term challenges and opportunities, and can range from small, exploratory investigations to large, comprehensive projects.

     

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Potential Approaches of Interest: Of particular interest are projects that aim to advance undergraduate STEM education by: improving student outcomes in foundational STEM courses; broadening and/or creating new STEM curricula; providing STEM students with authentic research experiences, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities; increasing access to high quality STEM education through new technologies; re- or up-skilling incumbent workers for new STEM jobs; building STEM career and seamless transfer pathways; developing novel mechanisms to identify talent and recruit into STEM programs. In all cases, NSF is interested in projects that include substantive public and private partnerships that contribute towards advancing STEM education.


    STEM Disciplines: In addition to proposals in traditional STEM fields at two-year colleges, NSF particularly encourages submissions to the disciplines of national priority such as quantum information science, artificial intelligence, robotics, process engineering, and cybersecurity.

    Contacts

    Pushpa Ramakrishna

    Pushpa Ramakrishna
    Division of Undergraduate Education
    4201 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA 22230
    (703) 292-2943

    Ellen Carpenter

    Ellen Carpenter
    4201 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA 22230
    (703) 292-5104

    Michael Davis

    Michael Davis
    Division of Undergraduate Education
    4201 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA 22230
    (703) 292-7166

    Virginia Celeste Carter

    Virginia Celeste Carter
    Division of Undergraduate Education
    4201 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA 22230
    (703) 292-4651
     

  • Eligibility Details

    All capable entities are eligible to apply.

    Deadline Details

    Applications may be submitted at any time.

    Award Details

    Proposal budgets and timelines should be commensurate with the scope and scale of the proposed work and level of effort.

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