Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE)

The Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) program seeks to advance research at the frontiers of STEM learning and education, and to provide the foundational knowledge necessary to improve STEM learning and education in current and emerging learning contexts, both formal and informal, from childhood through adulthood, for all groups, and from before school through to graduate school and beyond into the workforce. The goals of the REESE program are: (1) to catalyze discovery and innovation at the frontiers of STEM learning and education; (2) to stimulate the field to produce high quality and robust research results through the progress of theory, method, and human resources; and (3) to coordinate and transform advances in education and learning research. In coordination with the Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE) and Research on Disabilities Education (RDE) programs, REESE supports research on broadening participation in STEM education. REESE pursues its mission by developing an interdisciplinary research portfolio focusing on core scientific questions about STEM learning; it welcomes Fostering Interdisciplinary Research on Education (FIRE) projects, previously called for in a separate solicitation. REESE places particular importance upon the involvement of young investigators in the projects, at doctoral, postdoctoral, and early career stages, as well as the involvement of STEM disciplinary experts. Research questions related to educational research methodology and measurement are also central to REESE activities. 

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NSF Publication 12-552

Cyberlearning: Transforming Education

Letter of Intent Deadline Date: May 14, 2012

for Integration and Deployment Projects (INDPs) only

Program Guidelines: NSF 11-587

Through the Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program, NSF seeks to integrate advances in technology with advances in what is known about how people learn to

  • better understand how people learn with technology and how technology can be used productively to help people learn, through individual use and/or through collaborations mediated by technology;

Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs

CFDA Number: 84.215E
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants


This program provides funding to LEAs to establish or expand elementary and secondary school counseling programs, with special consideration given to applicants that can:

  • Demonstrate the greatest need for counseling services in the schools to be served;
  • Propose the most innovative and promising approaches; and
  • Show the greatest potential for replication and dissemination.


Projects should: (1) use a developmental, preventive approach, (2) expand the inventory of effective counseling programs, (3) include in-service training, and (4) involve parents and community groups.

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)

Letter of Intent Deadline Date: May 1, 2012

Program Guidelines: NSF 11-533

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers with interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills. The program is intended to establish new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.  It is also …
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Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: April 23, 2012
CREST Centers, CREST Partnership Supplements, HBCU-RISE, CREST-BPR

Program Guidelines: NSF 12-533

The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program makes resources available to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and  …
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IES Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in Education Research Grant Program

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) invites applications to the newly established Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in Education Research grant program

IES has established the Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in Education Research grant program (CFDA 84.305H) with the goal of seeking funding partnerships composed of research institutions and State or local education agencies. For the FY 2013 competition, these partnerships will identify an education issue with important implications for improving student achievement that is of high priority for the education agency, carry out initial data analyses regarding the education issue, and develop a plan for further research on the issue culminating in an application to one of the Institute’s research grant programs.

For more information on application guidelines, see the IES funding opportunities page:

Nellie Mae Education Foundation Awards More Than $1.9 Million in Research Grants

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $1.9 million in support of four projects that will examine how student-centered learning approaches affect teens, especially those who have been underserved by the public education system.

The projects will address three key questions: what are the effects of student-centered learning approaches on student achievement; what specific student-centered practices and approaches lead to high student achievement; and how can student-centered learning promote positive educational outcomes for underserved students…More

IES Releases FY2013 Funding Announcements for Grant Competitions in Education Research and Training

IES has released FY2013 funding announcements for grant competitions in education research, special education research, and research training. The competitions are:

  • Education Research Grants (84.305A);
  • Special Education Research Grants (84.324A);
  • Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences (84.305B);
  • Research Training Program in Special Education: Early Career Development and Mentoring (84.324B);
  • Statistical and Research Methodology in Education (84.305D);
  • Accelerating the Academic Achievement of Students with Learning Disabilities Research Initiative (84.324D); and
  • Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies (84.305E).

The Request for Applications for each competition is available at: