NSF GRADUATE STEM FELLOWS IN K-12 EDUCATION
This program has been archived.
Members of the NSF-wide GK-12 Committee represent their respective NSF organizations. They contribute funds as well as intellectual and labor capital to the program. In addition to the GK-12 staff, members of the GK-12 committee are:
o Renee D. Crain, Office of Polar Programs
o Fahmida N. Chowdhury, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
o Dean Evasius, Directorate for Mathematics and Physical Sciences
o Daniel Mook, Office of International Science and Engineering
o Sally E. O'Connor, Directorate for Biological Sciences
o Celestine H. Pea, Directorate for Education and Human Resources
o Mary F. Poats, Directorate for Engineering
o Elizabeth L. Rom, Directorate for Geosciences
o Uma Venkateswaran, Office of Experimental Programs to Stimulate Competitive Research(EPSCoR)
o Maria Zemankova, Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering
General inquiries regarding this program should be made to the GK-12 staff at email@example.com.
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
This program provides funding for graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to bring their leading research practice and findings into K-12 learning settings. Through collaborations with other graduate fellows and faculty from STEM disciplines, teachers and students in K-12 environments, and community partners, graduate students can gain a deeper understanding of their own research and place it within a societal and global context. The GK-12 program provides an opportunity for graduate students to acquire value-added skills, such as communicating STEM subjects to technical and non-technical audiences, leadership, team building, and teaching while enriching STEM learning and instruction in K-12 settings. This unique experience will add value to the training of U.S. graduate students and will energize and prepare the students for a broad range of STEM careers in a competitive globalized marketplace. Furthermore, the GK-12 program provides institutions of higher education with an opportunity to transform the conventional graduate education by infusing and sustaining GK-12 like activities in their graduate programs.
Expected outcomes include:
1) For graduate fellows
Enhanced understanding of their own research subject area, and its societal and global contexts; improved communication skills of STEM subjects with technical and non-technical audiences, leadership, team building, and teaching capabilities.
2) For K-12 education
Professional development opportunities for teachers in both STEM content and pedagogy; and enhanced learning and STEM career interest for students.
3) For institutions of higher education
Transformation of graduate programs; strengthened and sustained partnerships with local school districts, industry, non-profit sector, etc.; and enhanced institutional impact of graduate education to society.
GK-12 Program and Project Information
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program