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National Science Foundation’s EHR Core Research  (ECR)

This program of fundamental research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education provides funding in critical research areas that are essential, broad and enduring. Education & Human Resources (EHR) seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following focal areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM.

The EHR Core Research (ECR) program will fund fundamental research on: human learning in STEM; learning in STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and research on broadening participation in STEM. Three levels of funding align with the maturity of the proposed work, the size and scope of the empirical effort, and the capacity of the interdisciplinary team to conduct the proposed research:

  1. Level I proposals: have a maximum award size of $500,000 and a maximum duration of 3 years;
  2. Level II proposals have a maximum total award size of $1,500,000 and a maximum duration of 3 years;
  3. Level III proposals have a maximum award size of $2,500,000 and a maximum duration of 5 years.

The full proposal deadlines are Feb. 3, 2015 and Sept. 10, 2015.

For more information, view the program announcement.