Other Name
Sponsor Type
Federal/State
Country
United States
Grant Types
Fellowship/Scholarship/Dissertation Internship/Work-study Research Project Training/Course Collaboration/Cooperative Agreement Other
 Contact Info
Phone
(703) 292-8600
Fax
(703) 292-9179
Address
The National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230, USA
Last modified on 2017-03-24 03:42:33
Description
ABOUT The mission of EHR is to achieve excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels and in all settings (both formal and informal) in order to support the development of a diverse and well-prepared workforce of scientists, technicians, engineers, mathematicians and educators and a well-informed citizenry that have access to the ideas and tools of science and engineering. The purpose of these activities is to enhance the quality of life of all citizens and the health, prosperity, welfare and security of the nation. GOALS 1. Prepare the next generation of STEM professionals and attract and retain more Americans to STEM careers. 2. Develop a robust research community that can conduct rigorous research and evaluation that will support excellence in STEM education and that integrates research and education. 3. Increase the technological, scientific and quantitative literacy of all Americans so that they can exercise responsible citizenship and live productive lives in an increasingly technological society. 4. Broaden participation (individuals, geographic regions, types of institutions, STEM disciplines) and close achievement gaps in all STEM fields. Capacity-Building Strategies 1. Identify effective ways to prepare and support teachers and faculty who can inspire and challenge students in the STEM disciplines and to provide them with effective materials and strategies to promote and assess learning; 2. Invest in research on learning, facilitating the translation of research into practice, and create supportive learning environments and STEM pathways by developing models of reform/systemic change at both institutional and multi-institutional levels through networking, partnerships, alliances and collaborations. 3. Ensure that the STEM community is broadly representative of the nation’s individuals, geographic regions, types of institutions and STEM disciplines; and, 4. Identify effective ways (formal and informal) to address the STEM knowledge requirements of adults so that they can be productive members of the workforce and informed and active citizens.
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Most Recent Grants from This Sponsor
Funding Opportunity Number: PD 21-191 Racial Equity in STEM Education Program Description (EHR...
Added on 2021-04-12T00:07:24Z
Funding Opportunity Number: PD 21-7980 NSF's Education and Human Resources Directorate seeks to...
Added on 2021-03-09T09:01:06Z
Funding Opportunity Number: PD 21-7412 The National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Division of...
Added on 2020-11-12T02:07:15Z
An academic career often does not provide the uninterrupted stretches of time necessary for...
Added on 2020-10-22T21:28:16Z
Deadline Approaching Grants
Funding Opportunity Number: PD 21-191 Racial Equity in STEM Education Program Description (EHR...
Deadline on 2021-07-13T00:00:00Z