Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)CONTACTS
|Inquiries can be made to||DRLDRK12@nsf.gov||(703)292-8620|
|David Campbellemail@example.com||(703) 292-5093|
|Julia Clarkfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-5119|
|Michael Fordemail@example.com||(703) 292-5153|
|David L. Hauryfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-5102|
|Margret Hjalmarsonemail@example.com||(703) 292-4313|
|Karen Kingfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-5124|
|Rebecca Kruseemail@example.com||(703) 292-4211|
|Julio Lopez-Ferraofirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-5183|
|H. T. Martinemail@example.com||(703) 292-7016|
|Joseph Reedfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-5187|
|Ferdinand Riveraemail@example.com||(703) 292-4960|
|Robert Russellfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-2995|
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Full Proposal Deadline Date
December 4, 2017
First Monday in December, Annually Thereafter
The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by PreK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches. Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. Projects should result in research-informed and field-tested outcomes and products that inform teaching and learning. Teachers and students who participate in DRK-12 studies are expected to enhance their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills.
DRK-12 invites proposals that address immediate challenges that are facing preK-12 STEM education as well as those that anticipate radically different structures and functions of preK 12 teaching and learning. The DRK-12 program has three major research and development strands: (1) Assessment; (2) Learning; and (3) Teaching. The program recognizes the synergy among the three strands and that there is some overlap among them. However, PIs should identify a clear focus of the proposed research efforts (i.e., assessment, learning, or teaching) consistent with the proposal’s main objectives and research questions. The program supports five types of projects: (1) Exploratory, (2) Design and Development, (3) Impact, (4) Implementation and Improvement, and (5) Conferences and Syntheses. All five types of projects apply to each of the three DRK-12 strands.
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