June 20, 2017

Proposals Due to NSF August 29, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Programseeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science (including engineering and computer science) teachers. The program invites creative and innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting and preparing highly effective elementary and secondary science and mathematics teachers in high-need local educational agencies.

The program offers four tracks:

  • Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends;
  • Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships;
  • Track 3: The NSF Master Teaching Fellowships; and
  • Track 4: Noyce Research.

In addition, Capacity Building proposals are accepted from proposers intending to develop a future Track 1, 2, or 3 proposal” (from the program solicitation). The NSF estimates that the 55–70 awards sharing approximately $58,000,000 (subject to the availability of funds) will be distributed across the tracks as follows:

  • 29 – 31 in Track 1;
  • 4 – 6 in Track 2;
  • 10 – 12 in Track 3;
  • 3 – 7 in Track 4;
  • and 9 – 14 for Capacity Building.

An Institution of Higher Education, a consortium of IHEs, or U.S. nonprofit entities that have established consortia among such institutions of higher education must be the lead agency, with an exception for Track 4 applications. Partnerships with a high need local educational agency are required for most tracks.

The program solicitation mandates the identification of “an independent evaluator with the expertise to conduct an objective evaluation,” a requirement that naming Via Evaluation will satisfy. Via Evaluation has been evaluating federal grants for nearly 20 years, including many STEM grants funded by state and federal sources.

If you would like to hear more about how Via Evaluation can support your work with the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, or other project proposals, or if you would like to receive our newsletter, please call Gary Ciurczak at (716) 362-0627 or email us at info@viaeval.com.