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Division of Undergraduate Education

Advancing Innovation and Impact in Undergraduate STEM Education at Two-year Institutions of Higher Education

Name Email Phone Room
Pushpa  Ramakrishna (703) 292-2943   
Virginia  C. Carter (703) 292-4651   
Ellen  M. Carpenter (703) 292-5104   
Michael  J. Davis (703) 292-7166   


Apply to PD 21-7980 as follows:

Full proposals submitted via FastLane or NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.

Full proposals submitted via NSF Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via guidelines apply.

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Target Date

    May 2, 2022

    First Monday in May, Annually Thereafter

The target date is May 10, 2021 and the first Monday in May thereafter. Though proposals are accepted at any time, those submitted before May 28, 2021 have the potential to be considered for funding in FY21.


NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate seeks to significantly enhance its support for research, development, implementation, and assessment to improve STEM education at the Nation’s two-year colleges. NSF encourages bold, potentially transformative projects that address immediate challenges facing STEM education at two-year colleges and/or anticipate new structures and functions of the STEM learning and teaching enterprise. This program description is a targeted approach for advancing innovative and evidence-based practices in undergraduate STEM education at two-year colleges.  It also seeks to support systemic approaches to advance inclusive and equitable STEM education practices.

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program