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Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings

Fostering Interdisciplinary Research on Education  (FIRE)

This program has been archived.
Name Email Phone Room
Jinfa  Cai (703) 292-8620   
James  Dietz (703) 292-5156   
Janice  M. Earle (703) 292-5097   
Gavin  W. Fulmer (703) 292-7998   
Elmima  C. Johnson (703) 292-5137   
Janet  Kolodner (703) 292-8930   
Celestine  H. Pea (703) 292-5186   
Kusum  Singh (703) 292-5110   
Gregg  Solomon (703) 292-8333   
Larry  E. Suter (703) 292-5144   


Solicitation  11-526

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.



SYNOPSIS FIRE is a strand of the Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) program (NSF 10-586) and it is anticipated that FIRE will eventually be incorporated into the REESE solicitation. The FIRE program seeks to facilitate the process by which scholars can cross disciplinary boundaries to acquire the skills and knowledge that would improve their abilities to conduct rigorous research on STEM learning and education. The primary goal of the strand is to facilitate the development of innovative theoretical, methodological, and analytic approaches to understanding complex STEM education issues of national importance and, by so doing, make progress toward solving them. A secondary goal of the strand is to broaden and deepen the pool of investigators engaged in STEM educational research. In order to address this goal, investigators must pair with a mentoring scholar in a to-be-learned field of interest. Proposals therefore have both a research and a professional development component. Investigators may receive a FIRE award at any point in their post-graduate careers.


Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) (NSF 10-586)


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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program