Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science.
Due Third Wednesday in September, Annually Thereafter
Research Office Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, July 19, 2021
Agency Deadline: September 15, 2021
Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,800,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 9
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3
Three Site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, including a College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and/or Information Science as the lead institution. No more than two of the three proposals may have an engineering focus and only one of the three proposals may have a computer and/or information science focus. Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission.
This program supports the active involvement of K-12 science, technology, engineering, computer and information science, and mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research in order to bring knowledge of engineering, computer science, and technological innovation into their classrooms.
General guidance for the preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office:
COVER SHEET (1 page) -please use an 11 point or higher font with one inch margins.
Solicitation Name and Descriptive Title
Project Summary: 3 or 4 sentences or bullet points that provide an overview of the objective of your proposed research, how you plan to do it, and the expected outcome.
Key PI/co-PIs: 5 or 6 sentences or bullet points that highlight team expertise as it relates to the project.
Budget: Example: The total cost of the project is anticipated to be $ X, with $ Y being requested from the NSF. NSF funds will be used for: $ A for personnel; $ B for operations, and $ C for broader impacts/subcontracts etc.
Justification for agency support: A few sentences on why this research fits with the RFP and strategic goals of NSF.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION (1 page) - please use an 11 point or higher font with one inch margins.
Problem statement: Clear and concise statement of
Research question(s) and how the project will address the research question(s);
Proposed activities: Describe the project to be undertaken and provide the technical specifications of the research activities and timelines that will be undertaken.
How the proposed research can lead to the advancement of research/knowledge in this area.
Expected results: Describe the outcome you anticipate from the research.
Abbreviated CV or biographical sketch of the principal investigator – separate page
Optional - Suggest one or two names to serve on the internal review committee.
Submit your Notice of Intent to the:
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