Sponsored by National Science Foundation
Eligibility: Public, Private, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations), Charter
Award(s): Awards vary.
Deadline(s): Proposals for engaged student learning and institution and community transformation are due January 19, 2022 and the third Wednesday in January and July, thereafter.
Focus: Engineering, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Education/Computer Science
Grade Level(s): Higher Ed
Content Area(s): Mathematics, Science
Themes and Skills: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Innovation, Problem Solving
Description: The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) program invites proposals that address immediate challenges and opportunities that are facing undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; as well as those that promote new approaches to using research on STEM learning and education.
The program features two tracks: (1) engaged student learning, and (2) institutional and community transformation. Two tiers of projects exist within each track: (1) exploration and design, and (2) development and implementation.
Proposals should demonstrate the following items:
• Use and build evidence about improved STEM instructional practices.
• Design and study innovative learning opportunities, including cyberlearning.
• Create, implement, and test program, curricular, course, and technology-driven models.
• Develop, implement, and test creative approaches for adoption of education research into disciplinary teachings.
• Develop and validate assessments/metrics for undergraduate STEM learning and instructional practice.
• Conduct fundamental research on issues of undergraduate STEM teaching and learning.
Contact: Ellen Carpenter, Biological Sciences
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sue Carson, Biological Sciences