Sponsored by National Science Foundation, in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, United States
Eligibility: Public, Private, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations), Charter
Award(s): Grants or cooperative agreements range from $250,000 to $1.5 million.
Deadline(s): Applications are accepted February 8 through February 22, 2022; and February 8 through February 22, annually thereafter.
Focus: Academic/Early Career Research, Assessment, Engineering, Museums, Professional Development, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Education/Computer Science, Technology Equipment/Devices, Underserved Populations/At Risk
Grade Level(s): Higher Ed, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Content Area(s): Mathematics, Science
Themes and Skills: Critical Thinking, Innovation, Problem Solving
Description: The National Robotics Initiative 3.0 builds upon preceding programs to support fundamental and cross-disciplinary research projects focused on the innovative integration of robotics systems and technologies in the United States. Proposals are accepted in a variety of content areas relevant to the sponsoring agencies as listed in the program solicitation.
Within kindergarten through grade 16 education, there is interest in proposals to develop and test innovative strategies to engage students or teachers in the study of robotics in the context of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) education; or to design, develop, optimize, or use robotics to enhance teaching and learning in formal or informal STEM education settings. Eligible projects include the development, testing, and evaluation of teacher professional growth opportunities that support teaching, learning, and integration of robotics in school or college settings. There is a focus on broadening participation of students from groups underrepresented in education pathways to careers in robotics.
Eligible applicants are US accredited two- and four-year institutions of higher education, including community colleges; and US nonprofit, nonacademic organizations including independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies, and similar organizations associated with educational or research activities. Additional eligibility criteria specific to each sponsoring agency are outlined in the program solicitation. Proposals may be submitted individually or as a consortium. Collaboration is encouraged with US academic, industry, nonprofit, and related organizations. International collaborations may be considered. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the cognizant program officer prior to proposal submission. Cost sharing or matching funds are not required. Applications must be submitted online.
Contact: David Kuehn, Program Contact
US Dept. of Transportation
Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: 202.493.3414; See program solicitation for additional program officer contact information. Email: David.firstname.lastname@example.org