Opportunity Detail (closed)

Basic Information
Sponsor Name: NSF
Program Name: 2017 Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites
Acronym: 2017 RET
Number: NSF 17-575
Program URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17575/nsf17575.htm
Limit: 3
Limit Details:

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.

Standard Format:

Faculty should submit up to four (4) pages as follows:

·         Cover sheet (1 page max): Include a descriptive title for the project, clearly label whether the proposal is engineering focused or computer/information science focused, and list all collaborators.

·         Project description (3 page max): Following the guidelines within the NSF solicitation’s Project Description section, address the following: broader impacts, nature of teacher and/or community college faculty activities, the research environment, participant recruitment and selection, follow-up plan, and project evaluation and reporting.

Biosketches for key personnel may be uploaded separately.


NSF's Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) have joined to support the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program. This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) in-service and pre-service teachers, full-time community college faculty, and university faculty and students to enhance the scientific disciplinary knowledge and capacity of the STEM teachers and/or community college faculty through participation in authentic summer research experiences with engineering and computer science faculty researchers. The research projects and experiences all revolve around a focused research area related to engineering and/or computer science that will provide a common cohort experience to the participating educators. The K-12 STEM teachers and/or full-time community college faculty also translate their research experiences and new scientific knowledge into their classroom activities and curricula. The university team will include faculty, graduate and undergraduate students as well as industrial advisors. Involvement of graduate students in support of academic-year classroom activities is particularly encouraged. Partnerships with inner city, rural or other high needs schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

As part of the long-term partnership arrangements, university undergraduate/graduate students will partner with pre-college/community college faculty in their classrooms during the academic year to support the integration of the RET curricular materials into classroom activities.


Total Cost Notes: The total anticipated funding in FY 2018, FY 2019 and FY 2020 for both Sites and Supplements is approximately $5,800,000 per year, subject to the availability of funds. It is anticipated that approximately 9 Site awards will be made per year. The maximum
Related Dates
VPR Announcement: Aug 03, 2017
Internal Due Date: Aug 22, 2017
Committee Review Date/Time: Aug 25, 2017
Announcement of Selection(s): Aug 28, 2017
Full Proposal Due to Sponsor: Oct 10, 2017