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Educational partnerships

  1. High School Participants (RAHSS)
    • Funding support for active research participation by high school students interested in science, technology, and mathematics in the SBIR/STTR program.
    • Max funding: $6,000 per student per year
    • Deadline: Rolling submission; does not extend award duration
    • Recruiting tip: Guidance counselors at your local high school may be a great help. You can use this recruiting template to reach out.
    • More Information
    • Proposal / Budget submission instructions
  2. Teacher Participants (RET)
    • Funding support for active involvement of K-12 teachers and community college faculty in engineering research.
    • Max funding: $10,000 per teacher per year
    • Deadline: Rolling submission; does not extend award duration
    • Recruiting tip: Guidance counselors at your local middle and high schools may be a great help. You can use this recruiting template to reach out.
    • Official Solicitation: In this document, information on supplement requests ONLY (NOT sites) is relevant. In summary, provide:
      1. The nature of the involvement of the teacher;
      2. The experience of the PI or other personnel in involving teachers in research;
      3. A biographical sketch of the teacher or the process and criteria for selecting a teacher.
    • Proposal / Budget submission instructions
  3. Undergraduate Participants (REU)
    • Funding support for active NSF research participation by undergraduate students.
    • Max funding: $8,000 per student per year
    • Deadline: Rolling submission; does not extend award duration
    • Recruiting tip: The career center at your local community college or university may be a great help. You can use this recruiting template to reach out.
    • Official Solicitation: In this document, information on supplement requests ONLY (NOT sites) is relevant. In summary, provide:
      1. The nature of the involvement of the student;
      2. The experience of the PI or other personnel in involving students in research;
      3. A biographical sketch of the student or the process and criteria for selecting a student.
    • Proposal / Budget submission instructions
  4. Veterans Research (VRS)
    • Funding support to enable veteran students, pre-college STEM teachers, and/or community college faculty to participate in active NSF grants.
    • Max funding: $10,000 per veteran
    • Deadline: Rolling submission; does not extend award duration
    • Recruiting tip: Many community colleges and universities have a veterans office or resource team. You can use this recruiting template to reach out.
    • More Information
    • Proposal / Budget submission instructions