Directorate for Education & Human Resources
NSF Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars
This program has been archived.
See program guidelines for contact information.
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is
effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent
with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit
Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR § 200). Please be advised that
the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this
The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to promote
improvements in the education of undergraduates who enroll in
science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) courses.
The NSF Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars (DTS)
recognizes and rewards individuals with distinguished records of
educating undergraduates while also contributing significantly to
the scholarship of a STEM discipline. DTS is part of NSF's
efforts to promote an academic culture that values and rewards
members of the community who contribute to both disciplinary
scholarship and the STEM education of undergraduates,
including students who are not majoring in STEM disciplines.
The Director's Award is the highest honor bestowed by the NSF for
excellence in both teaching and research in STEM fields, or in
educational research related to these disciplines. The awards will
be conferred at a ceremony held at the National Science