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Directorate for Education and Human Resources
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12)
CADRE is a network for STEM education researchers funded by the National Science Foundation's Discovery Research preK-12 (DRK-12) program. Through in-person meetings, a web site, common interest groups, newsletters, and more, CADRE connects these researchers who are endeavoring to improve education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in, and outside of, our schools.
|Inquiries can be made to||DRLDRK12@nsf.gov||(703) 292-8620|
|Julia V. Clarkemail@example.com||(703) 292-5119|
|Catherine . Eberbachfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-4960|
|Michael Fordemail@example.com||(703) 292-5153|
|David L. Hauryfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-8614|
|Karen . Kingemail@example.com||(703) 292-5124|
|Julio E. Lopez-Ferraofirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-5183|
|Robert Ochsendorfemail@example.com||(703) 292-2760|
|Joseph Reedfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-5187|
|Ferdinand D. Riveraemail@example.com||(703) 292-8620|
|Monya A. Ruffinfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-4635|
|Robert Russellemail@example.com||(703) 292-2995|
|M. Alejandra Sortofirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-2934|
|Michael Steeleemail@example.com||(703) 292-4313|
|Joan M. Walkerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-7016|
|Amy Wilson-Lopezemail@example.com||(703) 292-5068|
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Full Proposal Deadline Date
November 13, 2019
Second Wednesday in November, Annually Thereafter
The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science (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.
The DRK-12 program 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 and interdependence among them. However, proposals 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 six types of projects: (1) Exploratory, (2) Design and Development, (3) Impact, (4) Implementation and Improvement, (5) Syntheses, and (6) Conferences. All six types of projects apply to each of the three DRK-12 program strands.