NSF Funding programme on 'Improving Undergraduate STEM Education'


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Hi All

Members of the GOSH community in the US who are involved with undergraduate teaching might be interested in this funding scheme if you plan to integrate open science hardware into your teaching practice!

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505082

SYNOPSIS

The fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) hold much promise as sectors of the economy where we can expect to see continuous vigorous growth in the coming decades. STEM job creation is expected to outpace non-STEM job creation significantly, according to the Commerce Department, reflecting the importance of STEM knowledge to the US economy.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) plays a leadership role in development and implementation of efforts to enhance and improve STEM education in the United States. Through the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) initiative, the agency continues to make a substantial commitment to the highest caliber undergraduate STEM education through a Foundation-wide framework of investments. The IUSE: EHR program is a core NSF undergraduate STEM education program that seeks to improve the effectiveness of undergraduate STEM education for both majors and non-majors. The program is open to application from all institutions of higher education and associated organizations. NSF places high value on educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate populace. In pursuit of this goal, IUSE: EHR supports projects that have the potential to improve student learning in STEM through development of new curricular materials and methods of instruction, and development of new assessment tools to measure student learning. In addition to innovative work at the frontier of STEM education, this program also encourages replications of research studies at different types of institutions and with different student bodies to produce deeper knowledge about the effectiveness and transferability of findings.

Application Window

Beginning in FY 2018, there will be no single date deadlines for Exploration and Design proposals, which may be submitted at any time from October 1, 2017 onward. Please note however that proposals received after May 1 will be held over to the subsequent financial year for possible award (for example awards will be made in FY 19 for proposals received after May 1, 2018)

October 1, 2017 - October 1, 2018
Exploration and Design Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation

October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019
Exploration and Design Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation

December 11, 2018
Development and Implementation Tier for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation