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New NSF STEM+C Program Description & Call for Proposals

A new Program Description (PD) for the STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C) program has been posted (18-005Y); see the announcement.

NSF is trying a new approach to requesting and handling proposals, and the STEM+C program is leading the effort. Here is some clarifying guidance on this new process:

  1. There is no solicitation. Proposals are to be structured and submitted according to NSF’s Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG).
  2. There are no set funding categories, strands, project durations, or funding limits. Follow the Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) guidelines for Full Proposals, Supplements to Awards, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs), and EAGERs. Set reasonable project goals, costs, and project duration for the nature and scope of the proposed project.
  3. There is no submission deadline. You may submit STEM+C proposals at any time for review. If you want to be considered for funding during the current fiscal year (FY18), you must submit a proposal by July 2, 2018.
  4. Guidance on intellectual direction: Please keep in mind the full intent of the posted STEM+C Program Description:
    The STEM+C Program focuses on research and development of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to the integration of computing within STEM teaching and learning for preK-12 students in both formal and informal settings. The STEM+C program supports research on how students learn to think computationally to solve interdisciplinary problems in science and mathematics.

Please refer to the STEM+C Program Description and FAQs that have been posted for guidance.

Funding for this program is currently available. Submit your proposal by July 2 if you wish to be considered for funding during the current fiscal year that ends in September.

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