NSF – International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

Date Due: 08/15/17, third Tuesday in August thereafter

Amount: $250,000 for up to 3 years

Summary: The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. IRES projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the IRES program.

Keywords: education, research, students

Limitations: One per year per PI or co-PI including international REU submissions

Solicitation number: 12-551

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12551/nsf12551.htm

NSF — Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)

Date Due: 11/14/17, 11/14/18, 2nd Wednesday in November annually thereafter

Amount: Level 1: $450,000 for up to 3 years, Level 2: $3,000,000 for up to 4 years; Level 3: $5,000,000 up to 5 years

Summary: DRK-12 invites proposals that address immediate challenges that are facing preK-12 STEM education as well as those that anticipate radically different structures and functions of preK 12 teaching and learning.

The DRK-12 program has three major research and development strands: (1) Assessment; (2) Learning; and (3) Teaching.  The program recognizes the synergy among the three strands and that there is some overlap among them. However, PIs should identify a clear focus of the proposed research efforts (i.e., assessment, learning, or teaching) consistent with the proposal’s main objectives and research questions.

The program supports five types of projects: (1) Exploratory, (2) Design and Development, (3) Impact, (4) Implementation and Improvement, and (5) Conferences and Syntheses.  All five types of projects apply to each of the three DRK-12 strands.

Keywords: STEM, education, students, innovation

Solicitation number: 17-584

~Amount is Level 1: $450,000 for up to 3 years, Level 2: $3,000,000 for up to 4 years; Level 3: $5,000,000 up to 5 years

~Due date is 12/05/17, first Monday in December annually thereafter

URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17584/nsf17584.htm