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

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

3 Annual Budget $55+ Million GK-12 has made 276 awards at 144 institutions. Funded 5,623 Graduate Fellows. Provided resources for 9,473 K-12 Teachers, working in 4,732 different schools. 687,594 K-12 Students have been impacted by GK- 12. 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

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

6 Budget Breakdown Graduate Stem Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) FY10 Anticipated Contributions (in Millions) DGE M (86%) ENG M (6%) MPS M (5%) BIO M (2%) GEO M (0.6%) CISE M (0.3%) SBE M (0.1%) Total GK-12 Budget M *Additional contributions from EPSCoR, OISE, OCI

7 Types of Institutions Institutions Receiving Awards Location of K-12 Schools K-12 grade levels Graduate Stem Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) PercentNumber Percent

8 NSF Supported STEM Disciplines Graduate Stem Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Number of Fellows in Specific Disciplines (2008) n = 865

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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