Federal agencies announce STEM education grants

June 24, 2010

By hammersmith

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Defense


National Science Foundation

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Federal Funding for Education Technology
Sponsor: United States Department of Education
Deadline: 9/16/2010
Amount: varies
Type: Education, Science & Technology

Description: Through its Education Technology research grants program, the institute intends to support research on education technology tools that are designed to provide or support instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, or science (including pre-reading, pre-writing, early mathematics, and early science) or to provide professional development for teachers related to instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, or science.

The institute will also accept proposals for education technology for teacher professional development for teachers or other instructional personnel to teach basic reading, mathematics, writing, and study skills classes to adults through college developmental (remedial or bridge) programs, vocational education, and adult education. Professional development refers to in-service training for current personnel. Under Goal Three and Goal Four, applicants proposing teacher professional development interventions must include measures of student academic outco! mes.

Applicants that have the ability and capacity to conduct scientifically valid research are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and public and private agencies and institutions, such as colleges and universities.  Link to RFP



NCRR Science Education Partnership Award
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline: 7/28/2010
Amount: Varies
Type: Science & Technology, Health, Education

Description: NCRR encourages applications to its Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program for the development and evaluation of innovative research education programs to improve PreK-12 research career opportunities and the community’s understanding of the health science advances supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical and basic research. SEPA encourages dynamic partnerships between biomedical and clinical researchers and PreK-12 teachers and schools and other interested organizations. Particular importance will be given to applications that target PreK-12 and/or ISE/media topics that may not be addressed by existing curriculum, community-based or ISE/media activities. Link to RFP



William T. Grant Foundation Invites Applications for 2010-11 Scholars Program in Youth Settings Research
Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation
Deadline: 7/7/2010
Amount: $350,000
Type: Education, Science & Technology, Social & Economic

Description: An initiative of the William T. Grant Foundation, the William T. Grant Scholars Program is accepting applications from promising early-career researchers who want to tackle questions important to theory and either policy or practice for improving youth settings.

The program is designed to support promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise. The foundation is interested in applicants trained across a range of social, behavioral, and health sciences. Applicants must submit a project that is consistent with the foundation’s current research interests: addressing issues that have compelling relevance for theory and policies or practices affecting the settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States or a vulnerable sub-population of those youth.

Four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected annually and each receives $350,000 distributed over a five-year period. Candidates are nominated by their supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be employed at a nonprofit institution, either in the United States or abroad, and have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. The award may not be used as a postdoctoral fellowship. Visit the Grant Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines.  Link to RFP



Innovative Neuroscience K-12 Education (SBIR [R43/R44]) (PAR-10-154) Grant:
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; National Center for Research Resources
National Institute on Aging; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; National Institute of Mental Health; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; National Institute of Nursing Research; Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research.  Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): April 4, 2011, April 4, 2012