Sponsored by National Science Foundation
Eligibility: Public, Private, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s): Small projects new to the ATE program have a maximum budget of $350,000 over three years. ATE projects have a maximum budget of $650,000 over three years.
Deadline(s): Applications are due October 14, 2021; October 6, 2022; and October 5, 2023.
Focus: Engineering, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Equipment/Devices
Grade Level(s): Higher Ed
Description: With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive the nation’s economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels.
The ATE program supports curriculum development, professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers, career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions, and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for kindergarten through grade 12 prospective science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers that focus on technological education. The program also invites proposals focusing on research to advance the knowledge base related to technician education.
The ATE program encourages proposals from minority serving institutions and other institutions that support the recruitment, retention, and completion of students underrepresented in STEM in technician education programs that awards associate degrees. NSF is particularly interested in proposals from all minority serving institutions including Hispanic serving institutions, historically black colleges and universities, tribal colleges and universities, and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian serving institutions, where the proportion of underrepresented students interested in advanced technology careers is growing. Applications must be submitted online through Research.gov or Grants.gov.
Contact: V. Celeste Carter, Biotechnology/Biology/Chemistry
National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education
2415 Eisenhower Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22314
John Jackman, Engineering
Connie Della-Piana, Evaluation/Research
Keith Sverdrup, Geographic Information Systems/Geosciences
Paul Tymann, Information Technology/Computer Science
Corby Hovis, Information Technology/Cybersecurity