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Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers Resource Center

ITEST: Resource Center Solicitation Webinar

Those who are interested in submitting a proposal are strongly encouraged to register and attend the webinar on the ITEST Resource Center Solicitation, which will be held on Tuesday, December 12 from 2:30-3:30 PM EST. In this webinar, ITEST program officers will review the submission process and the expectations of an ITEST Resource Center.

Information about the ITEST Resource Center Solicitation

When: December 12, 2023 02:30-3:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: ITEST Resource Center Solicitation Webinar

Register in advance for this webinar:

Or an H.323/SIP room system:

    H.323: (US West) or (US East)

    Meeting ID: 160 236 1673

    Passcode: 733597


    Passcode: 733597

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Name Email Phone Room
The ITEST  Program (703) 292-8620   


Solicitation  24-500

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.




The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program is an applied research and development program that seeks to actualize a diverse future STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and ICT (information and communication technologies) workforce that is prepared to meet pressing local, societal, and global challenges. Because STEM and ICT careers increasingly rely on technologies and computing, the ITEST program funds projects that engage youth, from pre-kindergarten through high school, and pre-K-12 educators in equitable, innovative technology learning and education experiences within and across STEM disciplines in formal or informal settings. These projects build youths’ interest and knowledge in STEM careers, and they prioritize the full inclusion of all groups to include those that have been underrepresented, underserved, or excluded from STEM educational opportunities. This ensures that NSF is better postured to leverage the full spectrum of diverse talent across the country.

This solicitation calls for a Resource Center for the ITEST program. The Resource Center will support diverse, multi-sector stakeholders in actualizing the three pillars of ITEST: (1) strategies for equity in STEM education, (2) partnerships for career and workforce preparation, and (3) innovative use of technologies in teaching and learning. It is expected that this Resource Center will facilitate individual and collective dialogue, reflection, and action relative to these pillars, while supporting stakeholders in the conceptualization, actualization, and communication of ITEST projects.

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program