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Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

ANNOUNCEMENT: Future Noyce Teacher Fellows

The Division of Undergraduate Education anticipates a change in the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program that would expand opportunities in the Master Teaching Fellowships track. The program will issue a new solicitation in 2016 which will allow for the support of Master Teaching Fellowships for teachers with a master's or bachelor's degree in their field. Previously, only teachers with a master's degree were eligible for support in the MTF track. Please see the associated Dear Colleague Letter, NSF 16-032, for more information.


Name Email Phone Room
Kathleen  B. Bergin kbergin@nsf.gov (703) 292-5171   
Teri  J. Murphy tmurphy@nsf.gov (703) 292-2109   
Keith  A. Sverdrup ksverdru@nsf.gov (703) 292-4653   
Nicole  Bennett nbennett@nsf.gov (703) 292-5128   
V. Celeste  Carter vccarter@nsf.gov (703) 292-4651   
Katherine  J. Denniston kdennist@nsf.gov (703) 292-8496   
John  Haddock jhaddock@nsf.gov (703) 292-4643   
Herbert  H. Richtol hrichtol@nsf.gov (703) 292-4648   
Terry  S. Woodin twoodin@nsf.gov (703) 292-4657   
Lidia  C. Yoshida lyoshida@nsf.gov (703) 292-4644   


Solicitation  15-530

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


In this solicitation, the acronym STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; STEM includes computer science.

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers. Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends Track provides funds to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate STEM professionals to become highly effective STEM teachers; these individuals commit to teaching for 2 years in high-need local educational agencies for every year of scholarship/stipend support. Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships Track provides funds to support fellowships, academic programs, professional development, and salary supplements for STEM professionals, including retirees from STEM professions, who enroll in a master's degree program leading to teacher certification or licensing; these individuals, referred to as NSF Teaching Fellows, commit to teaching for four years in high-need local educational agencies. Track 3: The NSF Master Teaching Fellowships Track provides funds to support professional development and salary supplements for K-12 STEM teachers, who are experienced and exemplary and who already have a master's degree in their field, to become NSF Master Teaching Fellows; these individuals commit to teaching for five years in high-need local educational agencies. Tracks 1, 2, and 3 welcome Phase 1, Phase 2, and Capacity Building proposals.

Track 4: Research on the Preparation, Recruitment, and Retention of K-12 STEM Teachers provides funds to support planning, exploratory research, and full scale research proposals that address (1) a set of research priorities identified by and stated in the 2010 National Research Council's report, Preparing Teachers: Building Evidence for Sound Policy and (2) issues identified in the literature on effective teachers and the retention of effective STEM teachers and teacher leaders. This track provides funding for two categories of proposals: Research Type A Noyce Partnerships for Research on STEM Teacher Preparation and Research Type B Research on Preparing STEM Teachers for the Future.


This program provides educational opportunities for  Undergraduate Students, K-12 Educators . This program supports institutions which may provide support to individuals at those institutions. To inquire about opportunities in this program, contact one of the awarded institutions, available by clicking on the Awards link.


Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

STEM + Computing Partnerships

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)



What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program




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