Research in the Formation of Engineers – $350,000 – accepted year-round

Research Associateship Programs NRC – $45,000 to $80,000 – Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, and Nov 1, annually
January 3, 2022
Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning – up to $850,000 – due Oct 17, 2022
January 3, 2022

Sponsored by National Science Foundation

Eligibility:            Public, Private, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)

Award(s):           Grants of $350,000 are awarded.

Deadline(s):       Applications are accepted year-round.

Focus:   Engineering, Professional Development, Scholarships/Fellowships, STEM/STEAM/STREAM

Grade Level(s):  9-12, Adult, Higher Ed, K-2, 3-5, 6-8

State(s):              National

Description:       The Research in the Formation of Engineers program supports study of the formal and informal educational processes influencing how students become engineers. Proposals are accepted for research projects or design and development projects advancing knowledge about engineering education at the elementary, secondary, postsecondary, graduate, and professional levels. Priority themes for research projects include the following:

• Engineering foundations in kindergarten through grade 12 educational settings.

• Engineering formation at the two-year college and graduate education levels.

• Impact of engineering education research.

• Lifelong learning by the engineering workforce.

• Relationship between engineering and the public.

• Transitions between all education levels to the workforce or professoriate.

• Undergraduate engineering education.

Design and development projects include the following:

• Kindergarten through grade 12 education, especially the development of engineering thinking and links between engineering, science, and mathematics.

• Graduate education.

• Transitions between all education levels to the workforce or professoriate.

Proposals are submitted on behalf of principal investigators and are accepted from US universities and colleges; government entities, such as state educational offices and local school districts; and nonprofit and nonacademic organizations. Applications must be submitted online.

Contact:              Edward J. Berger, Program Director

National Science Foundation

2415 Eisenhower Ave.

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703.292.7708