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NSF Solicitation: Discovery Research PreK-12 (DR K-12) 15-592

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Full Solicitation: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15592/nsf15592.htm

More Information:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=500047

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
December 07, 2015
December 05, 2016
First Monday in December, Annually Thereafter

Program Title: Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)

Synopsis of Program:

he Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by PreK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches. Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Projects should result in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills.



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 proposals 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.

Address questions to the program, telephone: (703)292-8620, email: DRLDRK12@nsf.gov

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