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EHR Core Research ECR Solicitation

Posted by
Grace Troxel
August 23, 2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new solicitation for the Education and Human Research (EHR) Directorate's Core Research program (ECR). Proposals are due on September 10, 2015. From NSF:

The EHR Core Research (ECR) program of fundamental research in STEM education provides funding in critical research areas that are essential, broad and enduring. EHR seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following focal areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM. The ECR program is distinguished by its emphasis on the accumulation of robust evidence to inform efforts to (a) understand, (b) build theory to explain, and (c) suggest interventions (and innovations) to address persistent challenges in STEM interest, education, learning, and participation. The program supports advances in fundamental research on STEM learning and education by fostering efforts to develop foundational knowledge in STEM learning and learning contexts, both formal and informal, from childhood through adulthood, for all groups, and from the earliest developmental stages of life through participation in the workforce, resulting in increased public understanding of science and engineering. The ECR program will fund fundamental research on: human learning in STEM; learning in STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and research on broadening participation in STEM.

For more information and to view the complete solicitation, visit the NSF website at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504924&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click.