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Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

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Important Information for Proposers

Any proposal submitted in response to this funding opportunity should be submitted in accordance with the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. The NSF PAPPG is regularly revised and it is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets the requirements specified in this solicitation and the applicable version of the PAPPG. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Supports STEM undergraduates to become effective K-12 teachers and experienced K-12 educators to become teacher leaders in high-need schools. The program also supports research on effectiveness and retention of K-12 STEM teachers in high-need schools.

Synopsis

The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (Noyce) invites innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting, preparing, and retaining highly effective elementary and secondary mathematics and science teachers and teacher leaders in high-need school districts. To achieve this goal, Noyce supports talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate majors and professionals to become effective K-12 STEM teachers. It also supports experienced, exemplary K-12 STEM teachers to become teacher leaders in high-need school districts. In addition, Noyce supports research on the effectiveness and retention of K-12 STEM teachers in high-need school districts. Noyce offers four program tracks: Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends (S&S) Track, Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships (TF) Track, Track 3: The NSF Master Teaching Fellowships (MTF) Track, and Track 4: The Noyce Research Track. In addition, Capacity Building proposals are accepted from proposers intending to develop a proposal in any of the program's tracks.

Table 1: Categories of Noyce Funding*

                                                       Intended Outcome Eligible Preservice or Inservice Teachers Length of Required Teaching Commitment

Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends (S&S)

up to $1,200,000 with a duration of up to 5 years

Develop K-12 STEM teachers in high-need school districts Noyce-eligible STEM undergraduate majors & STEM professionals 2 years/year of support

Track 2: Teaching Fellowships (TF)

up to $3,000,000, with a duration of up to 6 years

Noyce-eligible STEM professionals 4 years

Track 3: Master Teaching Fellowships (MTF)

up to $3,000,000, with a duration of up to 6 years

Develop K-12 STEM teacher leaders in high- need school districts K-12 STEM teachers with a bachelor's degree or master's degree in their field 5 years

Track 4: Noyce Research

up to $1,000,000, with a duration of up to 5 years

Research effectiveness and retention of K-12 STEM teachers in high-need school districts N/A N/A

Capacity Building

up to $75,000, with a duration of up to 1 year

N/A N/A N/A

 *Awards may exceed the budget maximums through Collaboration Incentives for engagement of community colleges in Capacity Building or Track 1 projects, engagement with Noyce awards in Track 4 projects, or engagement with minority-serving institutions in any Noyce submission. See Section III: Award Information for additional details.

Program contacts

Kathleen B. Bergin
Program Lead
kbergin@nsf.gov (703) 292-5171 EDU/DUE
Mindy Capaldi
mcapaldi@nsf.gov (703) 292-2994 EDU/DUE
Susan Carson
scarson@nsf.gov (703) 292-8094
Jennifer T. Ellis
jtellis@nsf.gov (703) 292-2125 EDU/DUE
Michael J. Ferrara
mferrara@nsf.gov (703) 292-2635 EDU/DUE
Bonnie Green
bongreen@nsf.gov (703) 292-4386 EDU/DUE
John R. Haddock
jhaddock@nsf.gov (703) 292-2671 EDU/DUE
Thomas D. Kim
tkim@nsf.gov (703) 292-4458 EDU/DUE
Robert Mayes
rmayes@nsf.gov (703) 292-7267 EDU/EES
Kimberly Tanner
ktanner@nsf.gov (703) 292-2262 EDU/DUE

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