Upcoming Funding Deadlines
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
Partnerships in Geoscience Education: 4/14/17
Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions: 9/02/17
Targeted STEM Infusion Projects: 9/16/17
SEA-PHAGES in TCUs: 10/03/17
Small Grants for Research: 12/04/17
Project Description: A new funding track, Partnerships for Documentary Linguistics Education (PADLE), is offered collaboratively by this program and the Documenting Endangered Languages program (DEL) in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). The strand provides support for collaborations that will improve TCUP institutions' instructional capacity in documentary linguistics (descriptive linguistics, computational methodology, archiving and preservation); attract, retain and support TCUP students in internships and research endeavors deemed to be necessary for a complete curriculum offering; and engage partner universities to provide an academic grounding and a successful transition for students who wish to study or attain degrees in documentary linguistics.
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
Full Proposal: 12/04/17
Project Description: The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by PreK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches. Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Projects should result in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills.
Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
Full Proposal: 12/08/17
Project Description: The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program seeks to advance knowledge about models to improve pathways to the professoriate and success for historically underrepresented minority doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty, particularly African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders, in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields. New and innovative models are encouraged, as are models that reproduce and/or replicate existing evidence-based alliances in significantly different disciplines, institutions, and participant cohorts.
Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML)
Full Proposal: 12/08/17
Project Description: Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSMLs) are off-campus facilities for research and education conducted in the natural habitats of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. FSMLs support environmental and basic biological research and education by preserving access to study areas and organisms, by providing facilities and equipment in close proximity to those study areas, and by fostering an atmosphere of mutual scientific interest and collaboration in research and education. To fulfill these roles, FSMLs must offer modern research and educational facilities, equipment, communications and data management for a broad array of users. In recognition of the importance of FSMLs in modern biology, NSF invites proposals that address these general goals of FSML improvement.
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
Full Proposal Window MEDIUM Projects:10/12/17-10/19/17
Full Propsal Window LARGE Projects: 10/12/17-10/19/17
Full Proposal Window SMALL Projects: 11/2/17-11/16/17
Full Propsal Window CYBERSECURITY Education Projects: 12/1/17-12/15/17
Project Description: Cyberspace has transformed the daily lives of people for the better. The rush to adopt cyberspace, however, has exposed its fragility and vulnerabilities: corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have been victims of cyber-attacks. In December 2011, the National Science and Technology Council with the cooperation of NSF has advanced a broad, coordinated federal strategic plan for cybersecurity research and development to "change the game," check the misuses of cyber technology, bolster education and training in cybersecurity, establish a science of cybersecurity, and transition promising cybersecurity research into practice. This challenge requires a dedicated approach to research, development, and education that leverages the disciplines of mathematics and statistics, the social sciences, and engineering with the computational and information sciences.
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
Partnerships LOI: 12/12/18
Partnerships Full Proposal: 1/11/17
ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network Full Proposal: 3/15/17
Institutional Transformation Preliminary Proposal: 4/12/17
Adaptation Letter of Intent: 8/9/17
Adaptation full proposal: 9/13/17
Institutional Transformation Full Proposal: 1/17/18
Project Description: The goals of the ADVANCE program are
- to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers;
- to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity in the STEM academic workforce; and
- to contribute to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE also has as its goal to contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines.
Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
Sponsor pre-proposal deadline: 2/14/17
Sponsor full proposal deadline: 5/16/17
Project Description: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to create networked relationships among organizations whose goals include developing talent from all sectors of society to build the STEM workforce. This initiative seeks to improve collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing the preparation, increasing the participation, and ensuring the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise: women, persons with disabilities, African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, and persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Significant advancement in the inclusion of these groups will result in a new generation of STEM talent and leadership to secure our nation’s future and long-term economic competitiveness.