QEM Proposal Development Workshop for the NSF’s Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) programs
and other research-focused programs

(DR- K12, AISL, ITEST, STEM+C, CSforAll, CAREER, ECR) 

Workshop Eligibility Requirements

Discovery Research PreK-12 (DR- K12): 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.  (View DR-K12 Solicitation). 

 Team Registrationmust be a two-member institutional team that includes: (1) a STEM faculty member; and (2) an education faculty/ researcher or social/ behavioral scientist 

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL): supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta- Analyses, and (6) Conferences. (View AISL Solicitation). 

 Team Registrationmust be a two-member institutional team that includes: (1) a STEM faculty member; and (2) an education faculty/ researcher or social/ behavioral scientist 

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST): seeks proposals that pursue innovative instructional approaches and practices in formal and informal learning environments, in close collaboration with strategic partnerships.  (View ITEST Solicitation). 

Team Registrationmust be a two-member institutional team that includes: (1) a STEM faculty member; and (2) an education faculty/ researcher or social/ behavioral scientist 

STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C): focuses on research and development of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to the integration of computing within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning for preK-12 students in both formal and informal settings.  (View STEM+C Program Description). 

Team Registrationmust be a two-member institutional team that includes: (1) a STEM faculty member; and (2) an education faculty 

Computer Science for All (CSforAll): focuses on researcher-practitioner partnerships (RPPs) that foster the research and development needed to bring CS and CT to all schools.  (View CSforAll Solicitation). 

Team Registrationmust be a two-member institutional team that includes: (1) a STEM faculty member; and (2) an education faculty 

EHR Core Research (ECR): provides funding in critical research areas that are essential, broad and enduring. EHR seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following focal areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM. (View ECR Solicitation). 

 Team Registrationmust be a two-member institutional team that includes: (1) a STEM faculty member; and (2) an education faculty/ researcher or social/ behavioral scientist knowledgeable of various research frameworks and methods of analysis.  

CAREER: a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.  (View CAREER Solicitation). 

 Individual Registration: must hold a doctoral degree and be engaged in research, both in a field supported by NSF; be employed at HBCU in a tenure-track (or equivalent) position as an assistant professor (or equivalent title); and be untenured as of October 1 following proposal submission.