The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the availability of over $61 million for fundamental research in STEM education and research. Known as the ECR program, the grant will fund fundamental research on human learning in STEM; learning in STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and research on broadening participation in STEM.
All entities are eligible to apply. NSF anticipates making approximately 64 awards – including 14 Level I studies, 24 Level II studies, 6 Level III studies, 10 Synthesis, and 10 Conference and Workshop awards. The maximum award amount Level I research proposals is $500,000, with duration of up to three years. The maximum award amount for Level II research proposals is $1,500,000, with duration of up to three years. The maximum award amount for Level III research proposals is $2,500,000, with duration of up to five years. The maximum award amount for Synthesis projects is $300,000, with duration of up to two years. The typical award amount for Conferences and Workshops is $25,000 to $100,000.
Applications are due February 3, 2015.