The National Science Foundation (NSF) has opened its Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) grants program for two-and-four-year colleges and four-year universities. The grants are designed to facilitate research and improve undergraduate STEM education that will build a workforce ready for the challenges of our complex world and support educators as they prepare students for jobs to support the fastest growing area of the U.S. economy.
The grants, worth between $300,000 and $3 million dollars, offer a variety of different funding opportunities for institutions and individuals interested in applying. The grants are divided into two categories – one focused on institutional and community transformation and the other is focused on developing engaged student learning. The higher value awards in each category are designated for programs where multiple institutions are working collaboratively.
“One area of interest for these grants, for example, is whether the gamification of cyber education, through programs like Hackathons, are beneficial to learning and eventually employment,” shared grants expert Elizabeth Evans, Senior Grants Development Consultant for Education at Grants Office LLC. “However, grant applicants should know that there are different funding buckets available depending on what is being proposed under the larger IUSE umbrella program. The most important thing for an IUSE grant applicant is to focus on evidenced-based and knowledge-generating approaches to whatever is being proposed to improve STEM learning and education.”
What You Need to Know:
Awarding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Name: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources
Grant Number: 19-601
Closing Date: December 4, 2019
More Information: NSF Publication 19-601