$44M for Informal STEM Education Projects

Agency: Nat’l Science Foundation; Program: Advancing Informal STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Learning (CFDA Number: 47.076) (Funding Opportunity Number: 17-573); Eligibility: Unrestricted (K-12 STEM education projects are encouraged); Funding: $44 million for 85 awards up to $3 million each (no match required); Deadline: Nov. 6.

Summary: The program advances new approaches for STEM learning in informal environments. Grantees must provide multiple pathways for broadening access to STEM learning experiences and advance innovative research/assessment of STEM learning in informal environments. Please note there is no mandate for letters of intent, which has been a requirement for other solicitations.

Info: https://goo.gl/h5gdPq (NOFA) 703/292-8616, email: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov for questions about this funding competition.

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