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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