Grant Opportunity: National Science Foundation, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting applications for the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) competition.

The IUSE: EHR is an education program that seeks to promote novel, creative, and transformative approaches to generating and using new knowledge about STEM teaching and learning to improve STEM education for undergraduate students. The grant supports projects that seek to bring recent advances in STEM knowledge into undergraduate education, that adapt, improve, and incorporate evidence-based practices into STEM teaching and learning, and that lay the groundwork for institutional improvement in STEM education.

This competition offers two tracks:

Track 1: Engaged Student Learning

The Engaged Student Learning track focuses on design, development, and research projects that involve the creation, exploration, or implementation of tools, resources, and models. Projects must show high potential to increase student engagement and learning in STEM. Projects may focus directly on students or indirectly serve students through faculty professional development or research on teaching and learning.

Track 2: Institutional and Community Transformation

The Institutional and Community Transformation track funds innovative work applying evidence-based practices that improve undergraduate STEM education and research on the organizational change processes involved in implementing evidence-based practices. The emphasis of this track is on systemic change that may be measured at the departmental, institutional, or multi-institutional level, or across communities of STEM educators and/or educational researchers.

Each Track has several levels of funding ($150,000 – $2 million) and various deadlines starting in December 2019. For more information, please contact Kim Squiers in the GRCC Grants Department at extension 2577 or

The GRCC Grants Department offers grant writing services and can assist faculty and staff navigate the entire grant submission process.

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