Agency: National Science Foundation; Program: Advanced Technological Education (CFDA Number: 47.076) (Funding Opportunity Number: 17-568); Eligibility: Unrestricted; Funding: $59 million for 75 awards (no match required); Deadline: Oct. 5.
Summary: The program addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in areas of national priorities. The program supports partnerships between academic institutions and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and high school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and high school teachers; career pathways; and other activities. The program invites research proposals that advance the knowledge base related to technician education. The ATE program encourages proposals from Minority Serving Institutions and other institutions that support the recruitment, retention, and completion of students underrepresented in STEM in technician education programs.