Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science

see announcement at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16544/nsf16544.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science
(NSF INCLUDES)

Program Solicitation
NSF 16-544

National Science Foundation

Directorate for Biological Sciences

Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering

Directorate for Education & Human Resources
Division of Human Resource Development

Directorate for Engineering

Directorate for Geosciences

Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences

Office of Integrative Activities

Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):

April 15, 2016

Design and Development Launch Pilots

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):

June 24, 2016

Design and Development Launch Pilots

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND REVISION NOTES

Preliminary proposals and full proposals. Submission of a preliminary proposal is required for Design and Development Launch Pilots. Full Design and Development Launch Pilot proposals may be submitted by invitation only after the review of the preliminary proposal is completed.

Any proposal submitted in response to this solicitation should be submitted in accordance with the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), which is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016.

SUMMARY OF PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

General Information

Program Title:

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Synopsis of Program:

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to develop talent from all sectors of society to build the STEM workforce. The initiative aims to improve the preparation, increase the participation, and ensure the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise, including women, members of racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and persons with low socio-economic status. Significant advancement of these groups will result in a new generation of promising STEM talent and leadership to secure our nation’s future in science and technology.

The grand challenge of broadening participation in STEM is to transform the STEM enterprise at all levels in order to fully engage the nation’s talent for the ultimate improvement of the STEM enterprise. As a comprehensive national initiative, NSF INCLUDES aims to address the various complex equity and inclusion-related challenges and opportunities that characterize the nation’s cultural and linguistic diversity, with a specific emphasis on the aforementioned groups. The goal is to achieve national level impact and progress toward STEM inclusion. Viewing this challenge as a social innovation problem, NSF is particularly interested in using approaches to scaling and growth such as collective impact, networked communities and strategic partnerships. The objective is to develop networks that involve representative organizations and consortia from different sectors that are committed to a common agenda to solve a specific STEM inclusion problem at scale. The long-term goal of NSF INCLUDES is to support, over the next ten years, innovative models, networks, partnerships, and research that enable the U.S. science and engineering workforce to thrive by ensuring that women, blacks, Hispanics, and people with disabilities are represented in percentages comparable to their representation in the U.S. population.

In FY 2016, NSF seeks proposals for Design and Development Launch Pilots to catalyze the formation of NSF INCLUDES Alliances.

Cognizant Program Officer(s):

Please note that the following information is current at the time of publishing. See program website for any updates to the points of contact.

  • Bernice T. Anderson, telephone: (703) 292-5151, email: banderso
  • Janice Cuny, telephone: (703) 292-8900, email: jcuny
  • Tasha R. Inniss, telephone: (703) 292-4684, email: tinniss
  • Mark H. Leddy, telephone: (703) 292-4655, email: mleddy
  • Julio E. Lopez-Ferrao, telephone: (703) 292- 5183, email: jlopezfe
  • James L. Moore, telephone: (703) 292-7082, email: jamoore

Applicable Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s):

  • 47.041 — Engineering
  • 47.049 — Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 47.050 — Geosciences
  • 47.070 — Computer and Information Science and Engineering
  • 47.074 — Biological Sciences
  • 47.075 — Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences
  • 47.076 — Education and Human Resources
  • 47.083 — Office of Integrative Activities (OIA)

Award Information

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 30 to 40

In FY 2016, 30 – 40 NSF INCLUDES two-year Design and Development Launch Pilot Projects awards will be made.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $12,500,000

In FY 2016, approximately $12.5 million is available to fund 30 – 40 NSF INCLUDES two-year Design and Development Launch Pilot Projects at levels up to $300,000 each.

Eligibility Information

Who May Submit Proposals:

The categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the Grant Proposal Guide, Chapter I, Section E.

Who May Serve as PI:

The PI must hold a permanent position at the lead institution. The PI must have experience in leading distributed teams and organizations. Collaboration for impact in STEM relevant activities is desirable but not required.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

An organization may serve as the lead institution on only one Design and Development Launch Pilot proposal.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 1

An individual may serve as a PI on only one (1) Design and Development Launch Pilot proposal. An individual may serve as the Co-PI on up to three (3) Design and Development Launch Pilot proposals.

Proposal Preparation and Submission Instructions

A. Proposal Preparation Instructions

  • Letters of Intent: Not required
  • Preliminary Proposals: Submission of Preliminary Proposals is required. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.
  • Full Proposals:
    • Full Proposals submitted via FastLane: NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, Part I: Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) Guidelines apply. The complete text of the GPG is available electronically on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg.
    • Full Proposals submitted via Grants.gov: NSF Grants.gov Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines apply (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

B. Budgetary Information

  • Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.
  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  • Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

C. Due Dates

  • Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time): April 15, 2016

    Design and Development Launch Pilots

  • Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time): June 24, 2016

    Design and Development Launch Pilots

Proposal Review Information Criteria

Merit Review Criteria:

National Science Board approved criteria apply.

Award Administration Information

Award Conditions:

Standard NSF award conditions apply.

Reporting Requirements:

Standard NSF reporting requirements apply.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Summary of Program Requirements

  1. Introduction
  2. Program Description
  3. Award Information
  4. Eligibility Information
  5. Proposal Preparation and Submission Instructions
    1. Proposal Preparation Instructions
    2. Budgetary Information
    3. Due Dates
    4. FastLane/Grants.gov Requirements
  6. NSF Proposal Processing and Review Procedures
    1. Merit Review Principles and Criteria
    2. Review and Selection Process
  7. Award Administration Information
    1. Notification of the Award
    2. Award Conditions
    3. Reporting Requirements
  8. Agency Contacts
  9. Other Information

I. INTRODUCTION

Diversity – of thought, perspective, and experience – is essential for excellence in research and innovation in science and engineering.1 Full participation of all of America’s STEM talent is critical to the advancement of science and engineering for national security, health, and prosperity. America’s STEM talent pool has a competitive advantage when it is enriched by diversity of perspectives and approaches, which in turn enriches knowledge across STEM. African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, women, persons with disabilities, and persons with low socio-economic status are underrepresented in various fields of science and engineering across all levels – from K-12 to long-term workforce participation.2 Inclusion of talent from all these sectors of American society is necessary for the health and vitality of the science and engineering community and its societal relevance.

NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) is a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering discovery and innovation by proactively seeking and effectively developing STEM talent from all sectors and groups in our society.

The overarching goal of NSF INCLUDES is to create a sustainable collaborative process for the inclusion in STEM of women, members of racial and ethnic groups that have been underrepresented in STEM, persons with low socio-economic status and people with disabilities. NSF INCLUDES will improve the preparation, increase the participation, and ensure the contributions of individuals from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in the STEM enterprise.

NSF INCLUDES aims to mobilize communities concerned with STEM opportunities to bring renewed focus and effective collaboration to solving broadening participation challenges at scale. Collective commitment to specific objectives for inclusion is necessary for impact at scale in STEM. This initiative will leverage investments from NSF programs and projects focused on broadening participation, building on lessons learned, best practices, and proven mechanisms for achieving success.3 4

Collaborative alliances spanning both education levels and public and private sectors, and including new partners, will need to be developed, expanded, organized and built by leveraging state-of-the-art knowledge on scaling of social innovations. For example, the collective impact approaches that incorporate key success determinants of common agenda, shared measurements, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communications, and backbone support organizations have the potential to yield large-scale progress towards NSF INCLUDES’ goals. While the latest knowledge from the science of broadening participation provides a strong foundation, novel systems approaches and designs for achieving scale are critical for advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM.5 6 7

NSF INCLUDES will fund new research, models, networks, and partnerships that lead to measureable progress in diversity and inclusion in STEM, and have the ability to scale to the national level. The multi-year goals of NSF INCLUDES are to:

  1. Synthesize and build the research base for broadening participation and foster the spread and adaptation of proven effective practices.
  2. Support the identification, development and attainment of a set of shared goals and objectives developed by stakeholders, including those from specific STEM disciplines, which are essential for achieving inclusion in the nation’s scientific workforce and in high quality STEM learning opportunities.
  3. Support local/regional and discipline-specific or crosscutting multi-stakeholder partnerships and networks (NSF INCLUDES Alliances) and support an NSF INCLUDES National Network.
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Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science

 ********************************************************************************* Program Number: 45307 Title: Sponsor: Directorate for Engineering/NSF SYNOPSIS: The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), have joined to support the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program. This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college and university faculty and students to bring knowledge of engineering or computer and information science and engineering as well as technological innovation to pre-college/community college classrooms. The goal of these partnerships is to enable K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty to translate their research experiences and new knowledge gained in university settings into their classroom activities. The university team will include faculty, graduate and undergraduate students as well as industrial advisors. Involvement of graduate students in support of academic-year classroom activities is particularly encouraged. Partnerships with inner city, rural or other high needs schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. As part of the long-term partnership arrangements, university undergraduate/graduate students will partner with pre-college/community college faculty in their classrooms during the academic year to help teach engineering/computer science concepts. This announcement features two mechanisms for support of in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty: (1) RET supplements to ongoing ENG and CISE awards and (2) new RET Site awards. RET supplements may be included outside this solicitation in proposals for new or renewed NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) grants or as supplements to ongoing NSF ENG and CISE funded projects. RET in Engineering and Computer Science Sites, through this solicitation, are based on independent proposals from engineering or computer and/or information science departments, schools or colleges to initiate and conduct research participation projects for K-12 STEM teachers and/or community college faculty. <S2S> Deadline(s): 04/08/2015 11/02/2016 11/01/2017 Established Date: 01/12/2015 Follow-Up Date: 01/01/2016 Review Date: 01/12/2015 Contact: Mary F. Poats Address: Division of Engineering Education and Centers 4201 Wilson Boulevard Room 585N Arlington, VA 22230 U.S.A. E-mail: mpoats Web Site: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271268 Program URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15536/nsf15536.htm Tel: 703-292-5357 Fax: 703-292-9051 Deadline Ind: Receipt Deadline Open: No Award Type(s): Collaborative Project Research Grants/R & D Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution: Any/No Restrictions Locations Tenable: U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories) Appl Type(s): Colleges/Universities Target Group(s): NONE Funding Limit: $0 SEEBELOW Duration: 3 YEAR(s) Indirect Costs: Unspecified Cost Sharing: No Sponsor Type: NONE Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS CFDA#: 99.999 OBJECTIVES: RET in Engineering and Computer Science Supplement

I-Corps L – Stimulating Innovation in STEM Education

Dear Colleague Letter: I-Corps L – Stimulating Innovation in STEM Education

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Document Number: nsf15050

Know excellent teachers? Nominate for Presidential Teaching Award; Deadline April 1

Do you know a 7th-12th grade teacher who provides excellent mathematics or science instruction to his or her students? Then please consider nominating him or her for a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Anyone—researchers, parents, or members of the general public—may nominate a 7th-12th grade teacher by completing the nomination form available on the PAEMST website (www.paemst.org). To submit a nomination, you only need the teacher’s contact information.

PAEMST is the highest honor the United States government bestows for K-12 mathematics and science teaching. Since 1983, more than 4,300 teachers have been recognized for their contributions to mathematics and science education. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Up to 108 teachers may be recognized each year.

Presidential Awardees receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States; a trip for two to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events, professional development opportunities, and policy-maker meetings; and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

The Nomination Deadline is April 1, 2015. The Application Deadline is May 1, 2015 for teachers (Grades 7-12). Elementary school teachers (K – Grades 6) are eligible to apply in 2016. If you know more than one teacher deserving of this award, you may submit more than one nomination. Teachers may also initiate the application process themselves at www.paemst.org.

Please consider nominating outstanding mathematics or science (including computer science) teachers today!

Sincerely,

Nafeesa Owens, Ph.D.

Program Lead, PAEMST*

*The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation

********************************************************************************* Program Number: 45579
Title: Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation

Sponsor: Directorate for Education and Human Resources/NSF

SYNOPSIS: The Promoting Research and Innovation in
Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) program seeks to support research on evaluation with special emphasis on: exploring innovative approaches for determining the impacts and usefulness of STEM education projects and programs; building on and expanding the theoretical foundations for evaluating STEM education and workforce development initiatives, including translating and adapting approaches from other fields; and growing the capacity and infrastructure of the evaluation field. Three types of proposals will be supported by the program: Exploratory Projects that include proof-of-concept and feasibility studies; more extensive Full-Scale Projects; and conferences.

Deadline(s): 04/30/2015
Established Date: 02/02/2015
Follow-Up Date: 02/01/2016
Review Date: 02/03/2015

Contact:

Address: 4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
U.S.A.
E-mail: DRLPRIME@nsf.gov
Web Site: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272670 Program URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15540/nsf15540.htm Tel: 703-292-8650
Fax:
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: No
Award Type(s): Conference–Host/Conduct Research Grants/R & D

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable: U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s): Individual, Non-Specific
Colleges/Universities
For-Profit
Non-Profit

Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $0 SEEBELOW
Duration: 3 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs: Unspecified
Cost Sharing: No
Sponsor Type: NONE

Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS

CFDA#: 47.076

OBJECTIVES: The overarching goal of the PRIME program is to support the development, demonstration, and validation of innovative new methodologies and approaches in STEM evaluation. To address this goal, the program is interested in proposals that: explore innovative new approaches for determining the impact and usefulness of
evaluations of STEM education projects or programs, with appropriate rigor; expand the theoretical foundations for evaluating STEM education and human resource initiatives, including translating approaches from other fields; and increase the capacity of and infrastructure for researchers and evaluators by increasing the number of individuals who can produce conceptually sound and methodologically appropriate evaluations of STEM education and workforce projects, portfolios, and programs. Evaluation contexts, and thus
problems, addressed in response to this solicitation may vary from large-scale system change to individual experiences and impacts. They may focus on any level of education and on any combination of formal or informal settings. Proposed goals can be as broad as developing new evaluation research designs, or as focused as developing metrics to measure the impacts of new learning environments (e.g., massive open online courses [MOOCs] and badges) or changes in traditional classroom practices. Some initiatives may target specific fine-grained topics within a STEM subject area, while others may focus on STEM fields more broadly. They may be purely theoretical or have large empirical components. Finally, proposals may include a wide range of design features (e.g., partnerships) and goals (e.g., broadening
participation) that may exist within and across specific STEM education and workforce initiatives. These examples are presented to illustrate that the solicitation permits a broad range of entry points, issues, and settings. Eligible proposal types
include: Exploratory Projects –Exploratory projects are
small-scale explorations that include proof-of-concept and feasibility studies. Exploratory projects must describe relevant literature, evaluation research questions, data to be gathered and analytic approaches to be taken. Not all Exploratory projects will result in a subsequent, full-scale proposal. However, for those that do, the results and implications of the exploratory work must be explicitly described. Full-Scale Projects — Full-scale projects are larger in scope and may investigate pressing issues facing the field; develop innovative evaluation methodologies or approaches; or build capacity for rigorous, useful evaluations. Conferences — The PRIME
program may support a few well-focused conferences that have the potential to transform the field. Budgets are expected to be related to the duration of the event and the number of participants. Typical costs are around $100,000. Proposals should include a conceptual framework for the conference, a draft agenda, a possible participant list, and the likely outcomes or products that will result from the conference. Proposals may be submitted at any time, generally at least one year in advance of when the conference would be held.

ELIGIBILITY
Individuals and organizations in the following categories may submit proposals: Universities and Colleges; Non-profit, non-academic organizations; For-profit organizations; State and Local Governments; and Unaffiliated Individuals.

FUNDING
It is anticipated that between 13 and 18 projects will be awarded in FY 2015: approximately 7-10 full scale and approximately 6-8 exploratory projects will be selected for funding. The remainder of funds will be allocated to support conferences, RAPIDs and EAGERs. Exploratory projects cannot exceed $250,000 total and a duration of two years. Full-scale projects cannot exceed $800,000 total and a duration of three years. Typical conference costs are around $100,000. Source: Grants.gov (02/02/15). (cas)

KEYWORDS: EDUCATION
Mathematics Education
Science Education
Engineering Education
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY/MATHEMATICS/COMPUTER SCIENCE Technology
Grants.gov
Grants.gov/S2S

Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation

********************************************************************************* Program Number: 45579
Title:

Sponsor: Directorate for Education and Human Resources/NSF

SYNOPSIS: The Promoting Research and Innovation in
Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) program seeks to support research on evaluation with special emphasis on: exploring innovative approaches for determining the impacts and usefulness of STEM education projects and programs; building on and expanding the theoretical foundations for evaluating STEM education and workforce development initiatives, including translating and adapting approaches from other fields; and growing the capacity and infrastructure of the evaluation field. Three types of proposals will be supported by the program: Exploratory Projects that include proof-of-concept and feasibility studies; more extensive Full-Scale Projects; and conferences.

Deadline(s): 04/30/2015
Established Date: 02/02/2015
Follow-Up Date: 02/01/2016
Review Date: 02/02/2015

Contact:

Address: 4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
U.S.A.
E-mail: DRLPRIME@nsf.gov
Program URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15540/nsf15540.htm Tel: 703-292-8650
Fax:
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: No
Award Type(s): Conference–Host/Conduct Research Grants/R & D

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable: U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s): Individual, Non-Specific
Colleges/Universities
For-Profit
Non-Profit

Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $0 SEEBELOW
Duration: 3 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs: Unspecified
Cost Sharing: No
Sponsor Type: NONE

Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS

CFDA#: 47.076

OBJECTIVES: The overarching goal of the PRIME program is to support the development, demonstration, and validation of innovative new methodologies and approaches in STEM evaluation. To address this goal, the program is interested in proposals that: explore innovative new approaches for determining the impact and usefulness of
evaluations of STEM education projects or programs, with appropriate rigor; expand the theoretical foundations for evaluating STEM education and human resource initiatives, including translating approaches from other fields; and increase the capacity of and infrastructure for researchers and evaluators by increasing the number of individuals who can produce conceptually sound and methodologically appropriate evaluations of STEM education and workforce projects, portfolios, and programs. Evaluation contexts, and thus
problems, addressed in response to this solicitation may vary from large-scale system change to individual experiences and impacts. They may focus on any level of education and on any combination of formal or informal settings. Proposed goals can be as broad as developing new evaluation research designs, or as focused as developing metrics to measure the impacts of new learning environments (e.g., massive open online courses [MOOCs] and badges) or changes in traditional classroom practices. Some initiatives may target specific fine-grained topics within a STEM subject area, while others may focus on STEM fields more broadly. They may be purely theoretical or have large empirical components. Finally, proposals may include a wide range of design features (e.g., partnerships) and goals (e.g., broadening
participation) that may exist within and across specific STEM education and workforce initiatives. These examples are presented to illustrate that the solicitation permits a broad range of entry points, issues, and settings. Eligible proposal types
include: Exploratory Projects –Exploratory projects are
small-scale explorations that include proof-of-concept and feasibility studies. Exploratory projects must describe relevant literature, evaluation research questions, data to be gathered and analytic approaches to be taken. Not all Exploratory projects will result in a subsequent, full-scale proposal. However, for those that do, the results and implications of the exploratory work must be explicitly described. Full-Scale Projects — Full-scale projects are larger in scope and may investigate pressing issues facing the field; develop innovative evaluation methodologies or approaches; or build capacity for rigorous, useful evaluations. Conferences — The PRIME
program may support a few well-focused conferences that have the potential to transform the field. Budgets are expected to be related to the duration of the event and the number of participants. Typical costs are around $100,000. Proposals should include a conceptual framework for the conference, a draft agenda, a possible participant list, and the likely outcomes or products that will result from the conference. Proposals may be submitted at any time, generally at least one year in advance of when the conference would be held.

ELIGIBILITY
Individuals and organizations in the following categories may submit proposals: Universities and Colleges; Non-profit, non-academic organizations; For-profit organizations; State and Local Governments; and Unaffiliated Individuals.

FUNDING
It is anticipated that between 13 and 18 projects will be awarded in FY 2015: approximately 7-10 full scale and approximately 6-8 exploratory projects will be selected for funding. The remainder of funds will be allocated to support conferences, RAPIDs and EAGERs. Exploratory projects cannot exceed $250,000 total and a duration of two years. Full-scale projects cannot exceed $800,000 total and a duration of three years. Typical conference costs are around $100,000. (cas)

KEYWORDS: EDUCATION
Mathematics Education
Science Education
Engineering Education
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY/MATHEMATICS/COMPUTER SCIENCE Technology

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

********************************************************************************* Program Number: 45021
Title: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Directorate for Education and Human Resources/NSF

SYNOPSIS: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers. Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends Track provides funds to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for
undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate STEM professionals to become highly effective STEM teachers; these individuals commit to teaching for 2 years in high-need local educational agencies for every year of scholarship/stipend support. Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships Track provides funds to support fellowships, academic programs, professional development, and salary supplements for STEM professionals, including retirees from STEM professions, who enroll in a master’s degree program leading to teacher certification or licensing; these individuals, referred to as NSF Teaching Fellows, commit to teaching for four years in high-need local educational agencies. Track 3: The NSF Master Teaching Fellowships Track provides funds to support professional development and salary supplements for K-12 STEM teachers, who are experienced and exemplary and who already have a master’s degree in their field, to become NSF Master Teaching Fellows; these individuals commit to teaching for five years in high-need local educational agencies. Tracks 1, 2, and 3 welcome Phase 1, Phase 2, and Capacity Building proposals. Track 4: Research on the Preparation, Recruitment, and Retention of K-12 STEM Teachers provides funds to support planning, exploratory research, and full scale research proposals that address (1) a set of research priorities identified by and stated in the 2010 National Research Council’s report, Preparing Teachers: Building Evidence for Sound Policy and (2) issues identified in the literature on effective teachers and the retention of effective STEM teachers and teacher leaders. This track provides funding for two categories of proposals: Research Type A Noyce Partnerships for Research on STEM Teacher Preparation and Research Type B Research on Preparing STEM Teachers for the
Future.

Deadline(s): 03/17/2015
08/04/2015
Established Date: 12/18/2014
Follow-Up Date: 12/01/2015
Review Date: 12/18/2014

Contact: Teri J. Murphy

Address: 4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
U.S.A.
E-mail: tmurphy@nsf.gov
Web Site: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270571 Program URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15530/nsf15530.htm Tel: 703-292-2109
Fax:
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: No
Award Type(s): Fellowship
Planning Grants
Research Grants/R & D
Student Scholarship
Training/Professional Development

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable: U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s): Colleges/Universities
Non-Profit
Precollegiate Educator/Personnel

Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $0 SEEBELOW
Duration: 5 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs: Unspecified
Cost Sharing: Yes
Sponsor Type: NONE

Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS

CFDA#: 47.076

OBJECTIVES: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
consists of four tracks of projects, including phases within the tracks: Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and
Stipends Track (S&S) offers awards to institutions to recruit and prepare K-12 STEM teachers and to provide scholarships to
undergraduate STEM majors and stipends to STEM professionals to that end. This track provides funding for three categories of proposals: Phase 1, Phase 2, and Capacity Building. Track 2: The NSF
Teaching Fellowships Track (TF) offers awards to institutions to administer fellowships and programmatic support to STEM professionals, including recent STEM graduates and retirees from STEM professions. These individuals, referred to as NSF Teaching Fellows, enroll in a master’s degree program leading to teacher certification or licensing to teach a STEM discipline in an elementary or secondary school. This track provides funding for three categories of proposals: Phase 1, Phase 2, and Capacity Building. Track 3: The NSF Master Teaching Fellowships Track (MTF) offers awards to institutions to administer fellowships and programmatic support to experienced and exemplary K-12 STEM teachers who possess a masters degree in their field and who participate in a program for developing master teachers and teacher leaders. These selected individuals are referred to as NSF Master Teaching Fellows. This track provides funding for three categories of proposals: Phase 1, Phase 2, and Capacity Building. Track 4: Research on the Preparation, Recruitment, and Retention of K-12 STEM Teachers (the Noyce Research Track) calls for research proposals that address a set of research priorities identified by and stated in the 2010 National Research Council’s report, Preparing Teachers: Building Evidence for Sound Policy. This track provides funding for two categories of proposals: Research Type A: Noyce Partnerships for Research on STEM Teacher Preparation and Research Type B Research on Preparing STEM Teachers for the Future.

ELIGIBILITY
Proposals may only be submitted by universities and two- or four-year colleges (including community colleges, tribal colleges, and minority-serving institutions) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the United States, or consortia of such institutions, or U.S. nonprofit entities that have established consortia among such institutions of higher education. In addition, for Track 4: Research on the Preparation, Recruitment, and Retention of K-12 STEM Teachers, professional societies and similar organizations that are directly associated with educational or research activities are eligible. The PI/Co-PI team must include at least one faculty member from a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics department and at least one education faculty member.

FUNDING
Pending availability of funding, the anticipated funding amount is approximately $52,800,000 for new Noyce awards in FY 2015. Depending on the quality of submissions, NSF expects to make an estimated 50-60 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships Program awards under this
solicitation, including 33-37 in Track 1 S&S (Phase 1, Phase 2, and Capacity Building), 7-9 in Track 2 TF (Phase 1, Phase 2, and Capacity Building), 7-9 in Track 3 MTF (Phase 1, Phase 2, and Capacity Building), and 3-5 in Track 4 Noyce Research. In Track 1 S&S: Phase 1 proposals may request up to $1,200,000 with a project duration of up to 5 years; Phase 2 proposals may request up to $800,000 with a project duration of up to 5 years; and Capacity Building proposals may request up to $75,000 with a project duration of up to 1
year. In Track 2 TF and Track 3 MTF: Phase 1 proposals may
request up to $3,000,000 with a project duration of up to 5 years (for proposals supporting one cohort of NSF Teaching Fellows or NSF Master Teaching Fellows) or 6 years (for proposals supporting two cohorts of NSF Teaching Fellows or NSF Master Teaching Fellows); Phase 2 proposals may request up to $1,800,000 with a project duration of up to 5 years; and Capacity Building proposals may request up to $75,000 with a project duration of up to 1 year. In Tracks 1, 2, and 3, Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects that involve a collaboration between two-year institutions and four-year institutions (including doctorate, masters, and baccalaureate granting), may request up to an additional $250,000 over 5 years (or 6, as appropriate). Capacity Building projects in these tracks may request up to an additional $50,000 over 1 year.

Cost sharing is required for and only for TF Phase 1, TF Phase 2, MTF Phase 1, and MTF Phase 2. For Track 2 NSF TF and Track 3 NSF MTF proposals requesting less than $1.5 million, cost sharing of at least 30% of the amount of the grant request is required, at least half of which must be in cash. Proposals requesting $1.5 million or more must provide matching funds of at least 50% of the amount of the request, at least half of which must be cash. For Track 2 TF and Track 3 MTF proposals, the Director waived the cost sharing
requirement for the additional $250,000 funds associated with partnerships between two-year institutions and four-year institutions (including doctorate, masters, and baccalaureate granting). For S&S Phase 1, S&S Phase 2, TF Phase 1, TF Phase 2, MTF Phase 1 and MTF Phase 2 proposals, at least 60% of the total proposed total Direct Costs must be allocated for support directly received by the participants in the form of scholarship, stipends, or salary supplements as reported on budget line F.1. STIPENDS in FastLane (or Section E.2. on the Grants.gov R&R Budget Form). Funds requested specifically for other types of scholarship/stipend/fellowship recipient support, such as travel, should be entered in section F. Participant Support Costs, on lines 2., 3., or 4., in FastLane (or Section E.3., 4., or 5. on the Grants.gov R&R Budget Form) as appropriate, but are not included in the 60%. The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program expects to award up to $5,000,000 total across 3-5 projects in Track 4: Research on the Preparation, Recruitment, and Retention of K-12 STEM Teachers. In Noyce
Research Type A, Noyce Partnerships for Research on STEM Teacher Preparation, projects are expected to be led by a single eligible entity that administers subawards to support the partnering Noyce projects. A Noyce Research Type A project may have a duration of up to 3 years. The research project may request (up to) $450,000, plus an additional (up to) $50,000 for each participating Noyce project. For example, a project involving a lead institution and 5 Noyce projects may request a total of $700,000 ($450,000+5x$50,000). The subaward allocation to Noyce projects is intended to support their (1) leadership roles and responsibilities in the conceptualization, active participation, and review of the research and (2) research site management, including the logistics involved in executing the research (e.g., data collection, administrative support, travel, materials, and electronic devices dedicated to data collection). In Noyce
Research Type B, Research on Preparing STEM Teachers for the Future, proposals may request up to $800,000 total for a project duration of up to 3 years.

An institution submitting a Phase 1 or Phase 2 proposal under the NSF TF Track must provide matching funds (cost sharing), from non-Federal sources, to support the activities of the project. Source: Grants.gov (03/17/14). (cas)

KEYWORDS: EDUCATION
Teacher Education
Engineering Education
Precollegiate Education–Science/Mathematics Higher Education
ENGINEERING
Mathematics
Science, General/Other
Technology
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