Funding Opportunities!
TMP regularly reviews and shares other grant opportunities that seem to match the
goals of local efforts underway all across the state.
Here you can find links to such opportunities and, for your convenience,
short summaries to give you an overview.
We hope you find this helpful.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)

NSF 08-569 - September 28, 2010
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) program solicitation for Math and Science Partnership(MSP)

NSF 10-556 - October 14, 2010 (Targeted Partnerships)
The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program is a major research and development effort that supports innovative partnerships to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science. MSP projects are expected to raise the achievement levels of all students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in the mathematics and science performance of diverse student populations. In order to improve the mathematics and science achievement of the Nation's students, MSP projects contribute to what is known in mathematics and science education and serve as models that have a sufficiently strong evidence/research base to improve the mathematics and science education outcomes for all students. NSF's MSP program coordinates its effort with programs of the U.S. Department of Education in the expectation that effective innovations in mathematics and science education will be disseminated into wider practice.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) program solicitation for Advanced Technological Education (ATE)

10-539 - October 21, 2010
With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the ATE program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers that focus on technological education. The program also invites proposals focusing on research to advance the knowledge base related to technician education.

Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (TUES)

NSF 10-544 - January 14, 2011
This solicitation especially encourages projects that have the potential to transform undergraduate STEM education, for example, by bringing about widespread adoption of classroom practices that embody understanding of how students learn most effectively. Thus transferability and dissemination are critical aspects for projects developing instructional materials and methods and should be considered throughout the project's lifetime. More advanced projects should involve efforts to facilitate adaptation at other sites.
The program supports efforts to create, adapt, and disseminate new learning materials and teaching strategies to reflect advances both in STEM disciplines and in what is known about teaching and learning. It funds projects that develop faculty expertise, implement educational innovations, assess learning and evaluate innovations, prepare K-12 teachers, or conduct research on STEM teaching and learning. It also supports projects that further the work of the program itself, for example, synthesis and dissemination of findings across the program. The program supports projects representing different stages of development, ranging from small, exploratory investigations to large, comprehensive projects.

Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education (FIPSE)

Comprehensive Program - Check link for 2011 funding
Awards are made in a number of areas including: post-secondary education access; retention and completion; student preparation for college; cost-effectiveness; and curricula reform.The Comprehensive Program is the central grant competition of the Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education (FIPSE). The competition is designed to support innovative reform projects that hold promise as models for the resolution of important issues and problems in post-secondary education.
Conferences and Workshops in the Mathematical Sciences

NSF 10-578 - no deadline
Conferences, workshops, and related events (including seasonal schools and international travel by groups) support research and training activities of the mathematical sciences community. Proposals for conferences, workshops, or conference-like activities may request funding of any amount and for durations of up to three years. Proposals under this solicitation must be submitted to the appropriate Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) programs at the deadline specified on the program web page.

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