Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources – Awards vary – due Jan 19, 2022 and the third Wed in Jan and Jul, thereafter

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions – Awards vary – due last Wed in Aug, annually
December 29, 2021
Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science – $2,000,000 – due Jan 25, 2022
December 30, 2021

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

State(s):               National

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

Phone: 703.292.5104


Sue Carson, Biological Sciences

Phone: 703.292.8094