Presentation on theme: "2014 Proposal Writing Workshop January 9, 2014 Co-sponsored by the: National Science Foundation & American Association for the Advancement of Science."— Presentation transcript:
2014 Proposal Writing Workshop January 9, 2014 Co-sponsored by the: National Science Foundation & American Association for the Advancement of Science
“Vision: NSF envisions a nation that capitalizes on new concepts in science and engineering and provides global leadership in advancing research and education.” Empowering the Nation Through Discovery and Innovation: NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY)
Organization of EHR Directorate Directorate of Education & Human Resources (EHR) Division of Graduate Education (DGE) Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD) Division of Research on Learning in Formal & Informal Settings (DRL)
Preparing the Workforce: Strategies: Promote technological, quantitative, and scientific literacy. Support an increase in diversity, size, and quality of the next generation of STEM professionals who enter the workforce with two- or four-year degrees or who continue their studies in graduate and professional schools. Invest in the nation's future K-12 teacher workforce. Fund research to evaluate and improve workforce initiatives. Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE)
PCAST Report: Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for America’s Future (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2010) Recommendation: “Recruit and train 100,000 great STEM teachers over the next decade who are able to prepare and inspire their students.” Goal over the next decade: “100,000 new STEM middle and high school teachers who have strong majors in STEM fields and strong content-specific pedagogical preparation, by providing vigorous support for programs designed to produce such teachers.” Prepare and Inspire
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Initiated by Act of Congress in 2002 Reauthorized in 2007 ( America COMPETES Act ) and 2010 ( America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 ) To encourage talented mathematics, science, and engineering undergraduates to pursue teaching careers To encourage STEM professionals to become teachers To prepare Master Teachers
Noyce Scholarship Program Eligibility Sponsoring institutions Proposals may only be submitted by: Universities & 2- or 4-year colleges (including community colleges) Nonprofit entities that have established consortia among such IHEs Principal Investigators The PI, or at least one Co-PI, must be a faculty member in a STEM department.
Noyce Scholarship Program (NSF ) Three Categories : Scholarship Track Supports undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students/career changers NSF Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship Track (TF/MTF) Supports post-baccalaureate students/career changers and inservice teachers Capacity Building Projects Planning, development, building infrastructure
Noyce Scholarship Program Scholarship Track To recruit undergraduate STEM majors and STEM career changers who might otherwise not have considered a career in K-12 teaching: Summer internships for freshmen and sophomores to interest students in STEM teaching Undergraduate Scholarships of at least $10,000 per year for up to three years beginning in junior year Undergraduate students graduate with a degree in a STEM discipline and teacher certification and/or licensing. One-year stipends of at least $10,000 for STEM professionals (career-changers) and post-baccalaureate students to obtain teacher certification
Noyce Scholarship Program Scholarship Track Scholarships and stipends capped by cost of attendance Recipients commit to teaching in a high need school district for 2 years for each year of scholarship/stipend support. Recipients failing to meet service requirement must repay scholarship
Noyce Scholarship Program Projects include: STEM faculty collaborating with Education faculty Strong partnership with school district Recruitment and selection strategies Exemplary teacher preparation programs leading to certification and/or professional development programs for Master Teaching Fellows) Support for new teachers Mechanism for monitoring recipients Institutional support Evaluation
Noyce Scholarship Track Phase I: For new awardees or new project with different focus Phase II: For previously funded awardees - Scholarships & Stipends: To expand and extend evaluation efforts begun under previous award and support additional cohorts of scholarship and stipend recipients Monitoring and evaluation: To expand and extend evaluation efforts of previous project without support for additional cohorts.
Noyce Scholarship Track Phase I Scholarships, Stipends, Internships Award size up to $1,200,000 Additional $250,000 for collaboration with two-year colleges Duration up to 5 years Administrative/programmatic costs may not exceed 25% of total budget direct costs 75% of budget for direct support to participants No cost sharing; must apply full indirect cost rate as negotiated
Noyce Scholarship Program Scholarship Track Phase II Scholarships and Stipends plus longitudinal evaluation studies of previously supported cohorts of students Award size up to $800,000; up to 5 yrs. Up to 25% of budget for admin./programmatic costs) 75% of budget for direct support to participants Monitoring and Evaluation Award size up to $300,000; up to 3 yrs.
Project Description: Phase I Common to all proposals (consult NSF 14-1): Results from relevant prior NSF support: include a summary of the results of the completed work, including accomplishments, separately described under two distinct headings, related to the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact activities supported by the award The Project Description must contain, as a separate section within the narrative, a discussion of the broader impacts of the proposed activities.
Project Description: Phase I Descriptions of: proposed scholarship or stipend program teacher preparation program recruitment and marketing activities selection process management & administrative structure for administering scholarship or stipend program plans to monitor & enforce compliance with the required teaching commitment
Project Description: Phase I Provide evidence of: infrastructure to support new teachers, collaboration between STEM & education faculty, a functioning partnership between the IHE(s) & school districts, a commitment to making the program a central institutional focus Include an objective evaluation plan
NSF Teaching Fellowships & Master Teaching Fellowships Track (TF/MTF) NSF Teaching Fellows STEM professionals enroll in a master’s degree program leading to teacher certification or licensing Receive one-year stipend of at least $10,000 while enrolled in the Master’s degree program Selection of Fellows based on professional achievement, academic merit, and demonstration of advanced content knowledge in STEM Commit to teach for 4 years in a high need school district Receive annual salary supplement of at least $10,000 while fulfilling four-year teaching commitment
NSF Teaching Fellowships & Master Teaching Fellowships Track NSF Master Teaching Fellows: Fellowships for math and science teachers preparing to become Master Teachers Selection of Fellows based on professional achievement, academic merit, demonstration of advanced content knowledge in STEM, demonstrated success in in improving student achievement Must have Master’s degree Commit to teach for 5 years in a high need school district Receive annual salary supplement of at least $10,000 for 5 years plus professional development while fulfilling the teaching commitment
NSF Teaching Fellowships & Master Teaching Fellowships Track Phase I: Award size up to $3 million over 5-6 years Additional $250,000 for collaboration with two-year colleges Matching funds required: 30% of total budget for request less than $1.5 million, excluding two- year college incentive 50% of total budget if request is $1.5 million or more, excluding two- year college incentive At least 50% of cost share must be cash At least 75% of total direct costs must be for direct support to participants (stipends, salary supplements, professional development)
NSF Teaching Fellowships & Master Teaching Fellowships Track Phase II Fellowships: Award size up to $1.8 million over 5 years Matching funds required At least 75% of total direct costs must be for direct support to participants (stipends, salary supplements, professional development) Phase II Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E): Award size up to $300,000 with duration of up to 3 years No matching funds or restriction on budget allocation (no Fellowships)
TF/MTF Proposals Must Include: 1. A department within an IHE that provides an advanced program of study in math and science, 2. A department or entity within an IHE that provides teacher preparation or a 2-year institution that offers a teacher preparation program or a dual enrollment or an articulation agreement with an IHE that credentials teachers, 3. At least one high need school district and public school(s) within this district, and 4. At least one nonprofit organization with the capacity and expertise to support the goals of the project.
Project Description: TF/MTF Proposals Results from Prior NSF Support Statement on Broader Impacts Description of proposed Fellowship program: For NSF Teaching Fellows Description of the Master’s degree program Evidence of an infrastructure that is supportive of new teachers For NSF Master Teaching Fellows Description of the professional development program Evidence of an infrastructure that will support and facilitate the Fellows’ work as Master Teachers
Project Description: TF/MTF Proposals Describe: Recruitment activities Selection process Management and administrative structure Cost sharing, including source and amount; enter amount on Budget form Line M
Project Description: TF/MTF Proposals Describe: Plans to monitor and enforce compliance with the required teaching commitment Plans for sustaining activities beyond NSF funding period Evaluation plan Provide evidence of: Collaboration between STEM faculty and education faculty Functioning partnerships between IHEs, school districts, and non- profit organizations Commitment to make the program a central institutional focus
Noyce Scholarship Program Capacity Building Track To establish the infrastructure and partnerships for implementing a future Noyce Teacher Scholarship or NSF Teaching Fellowship (TF/MTF) project Development of new teacher preparation programs for STEM majors and STEM professionals Development of new programs for developing Master STEM Teachers
Noyce Scholarship Program Capacity Building Track: Serving the broader community of STEM educators To develop the capacity of the teacher preparation community to expand efforts to document, disseminate, and implement evidence-based practices for preparing effective STEM teachers and teacher leaders: workshops, conferences focusing on challenges or effective practices in recruiting and preparing STEM teachers for high-need school districts Knowledge syntheses, identification/dissemination of resources and evidence-based practices Enhancing Noyce project evaluation
Project Description: Capacity Building Projects Results from Prior NSF Support: Address prior support relevant to the proposed project Broader Impacts statement A description of the activities planned, timeline, and outcomes expected to result from the proposal. Plans for evaluating progress and outcomes of the project.
Noyce Scholarship Program Capacity Building Track Award size up to $300,000; up to 2 yrs. May include an additional $50,000 over 2 years for collaborations between two-year and four-year institutions. No restriction on budget allocation (within standard NSF policies) No cost sharing
NSF Review Criteria NSF Merit Review Criteria Intellectual Merit: encompasses the potential to advance knowledge Broader Impacts: encompasses the potential to benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes Additional Noyce Program specific review criteria, dependent on proposal type
All Proposals Must Include: One page Project Summary (Overview, Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact) Project description (15 pages), including Results from Prior NSF Support Budget forms and narrative for each year Biosketches Current & Pending Forms Facilities, Equipment, and Other Resources document References Mentoring Plan for Postdoctoral Researchers (if in budget) Data Management Plan (consult NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 14-1) Indicate Human Subjects status on cover sheet (pending, approved, or exempt) Consult Grant Proposal Guide (NSF 14-1) for specific guidance not specifically addressed in solicitation
Common Guidelines for Educational Research The Guidelines were developed to “establish cross-agency guidelines for improving the quality, coherence, and pace of knowledge development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education” (NSF ) The Common Guidelines (NSF ): Related FAQs (NSF ):
Noyce Portfolio CategoryFY 2013Total (all years) Scholarship Phase I Scholarship Phase II 1045 TF Phase I 317 MTF Phase I 018 TF/MTF Phase I 112 TF/MTF Phase II 11 Planning 23 Capacity Building 731 Total 45448
Noyce Scholarship Program 2014 Deadlines Letters of Intent (optional): February 5, 2014 Full Proposal Deadline: March 5, 2014
Questions? Joan Prival Nicole Bennett Gregory Goins Contact a Noyce Program Officer: