Information about small and large grant proposal opportunities can be found on the Spencer Foundation's research page.
- Next Deadline for Small Grant Proposals: June 2, 2015 and August 20, 2015
- Next Deadline for Midcareer Grant Proposals: Fall 2015
National Science Foundation
Up-to-date information about NSF funding opportunities in education can be found on the NSF Website. Upcoming opportunities potentially of particular interest to AMTE members include:
Research on the Preparation, Recruitment, and Retention of K-12 STEM Teachers (new Noyce Track of funding)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 4, 2015
Research can focus on existing Noyce programs or not.
From the Program’s Website:
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships Program seeks research proposals that investigate:
- features that make programs and/or pathways effective and attractive to academically accomplished teacher candidates in STEM fields;
- characteristics of clinical experiences that affect STEM outcomes (1) for teacher candidates and (2) for the students of those candidates;
- aspects/characteristics/components of induction programs that make them attractive and effective in retaining academically accomplished STEM teachers in high-need educational settings; and/or
- ways that teachers’ knowledge (e.g., STEM content knowledge, STEM pedagogical competence, effectiveness of teacher candidates) and non-cognitive factors (e.g., commitment to teaching in high-need schools) affect outcomes for those preparing to be teachers and students who are taught by these new teachers.
The proposed research should be developed with the intent to "build a body of evidence, that is developed from multiple perspectives and using an array of research designs that may include studies ranging from research syntheses to experimental designs, to establish links between teacher preparation and learning – both teachers’ learning and K-12 students’ learning" (NRC, 2010, p. 6).
Letter of Intent Deadline Date for Integration (INT) Projects only: May 11, 2015
From the Program's Website:
The purpose of the Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts:
- Innovation: inventing and improving next-generation genres (types) of learning technologies, identifying new means of using technology for fostering and assessing learning, and proposing new ways of integrating learning technologies with each other and into learning environments to foster and assess learning;
- Advancing understanding of how people learn in technology-rich learning environments: enhancing understanding of how people learn and how to better foster and assess learning, especially in technology-rich learning environments that offer new opportunities for learning and through data collection and computational modeling of learners and groups of learners that can be done only in such environments; and
- Promoting broad use and transferability of new genres: extracting lessons from experiences with these technologies that can inform design and use of new genres across disciplines, populations, and learning environments; advancing understanding of how to foster learning through effective use these new technologies and the environments they are integrated into.