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1 Preparing Tomorrows Scientists and Engineers for the Challenges of the 21 st Century Preparing Tomorrows Scientists and Engineers for the Challenges of the 21 st Century GK-12 NSF Division of Graduate Education Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education

2 Program Goals Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Graduate Students Communication, Leadership, Team Building K-12 Education Enhanced Teaching and Learning Higher Education Transform Graduate Programs

3 Annual Budget $55+ Million GK-12 has made 299 awards at 182 institutions Funded 7,440 Graduate Fellows Provided resources for 10,717 K-12 Teachers, working in 5,503 different schools 550,024 K-12 Students have been impacted by GK-12 Fellows Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Ten Year Numbers

4 Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) GK-12 Projects: National Distribution GK-12 Projects: National Distribution

5 Funding Amount Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) >= 70% Participant Support (including travel) >= 70% Participant Support (including travel) K-12 Teachers $5,000 Stipend Graduate Students $30,000 Stipend $10,500 Cost of education External Project Evaluator Up to 2.5% of total direct costs Indirect Costs 8% of total direct costs $600,000 (Per Year, for 5 Years)

6 Budget Breakdown *Additional contributions from EPSCoR, OISE, OCI FY10 Anticipated Contributions (in Millions) DGE M (90%) ENG M (6.2%) BIO – 0.9 M (1.6%) GEO – 0.4 M (0.7%) MPS M (0.6%) CISE M (0.4%) SBE M (0.1%) Total GK-12 Budget 54.5 M

7 Types of Institutions

8 NSF Supported STEM Disciplines

9 Eligibility Lead academic institution must be in the United States or its territories and grant masters or doctoral degrees in STEM disciplines supported by the NSF Principal Investigator(PI) must be a STEM discipline faculty member actively conducting STEM research at lead institution One proposal may be submitted per institution Institutions having an active or past GK-12 project are eligible, but must coordinate evaluation efforts; Must be a new proposal, clarify what are the differences between the new and existing or past ones Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12)

10 Application Cycle Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) New Solicitation Released February / March Letters of Intent Due Late May Full Proposal Due Later June Panel Review Mid August New Awards Made December / January

11 Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) International Supplement Supplements to current project Support to Graduate Students and/or Teachers (only U.S. participants) May request up to $100,000 for international component

12 Fellows Perspective Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12)

13 GK-12 Website


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