Proposal Preparation Toolkit & Webinar Archive

Are you looking for help in navigating the NSF IUSE: EDU proposal preparation process? We have you covered.

Office Hours for the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Program

The Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation is hosting a series of office hours for the IUSE program, in support of NSF Program Solicitation 23-510.  These office hours are a chance to communicate with NSF program officers and to ask any questions you may have about the program:

 

EDU Guidelines & Background

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) is a core NSF STEM education program that seeks to promote novel, creative, and transformative approaches to generating and using new knowledge about STEM teaching and learning to improve STEM education for undergraduate students. The program is open to application from all institutions of higher education and associated organizations. –NSF

Anyone interested in submitting an IUSE grant proposal should be familiar with these documents:

Explore currently funded projects or connect with a Program Officer:

Deadlines & Track Information

Detailed information about the Engaged Student Learning and Institutional and Community Transformation tracks can be found in the NSF IUSE: EDU Solicitation 23-510 under II. Program Description, Section B.

Full Proposal Deadlines (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):

The ESL track focuses on design, development, and research projects that involve the creation, exploration, or implementation of tools, resources, and models.

Level 1: up to $400,000 for up to three years
January 18, 2023
(3rd Wednesday in January, annually thereafter)

Level 2: $400,001 – $750,000 for up to three years
July 19, 2023
(3rd Wednesday in July, annually thereafter)

Level 3: $750,001 – $2 million for up to five years
July 19, 2023
(3rd Wednesday in July, annually thereafter)

The Institutional and Community Transformation (ICT) track funds innovative work applying evidence-based practices that improve undergraduate STEM education and research on the organizational change processes involved in implementing evidence-based practices.

Capacity-Building: $200,000 (single institution) or $400,000 (multiple institutions) for up to two years
January 18, 2023
(3rd Wednesday in January, annually thereafter)

Level 1: up to $400,000 for up to three years
January 18, 2023
(3rd Wednesday in January, annually thereafter)

Level 2: $400,001 – $2 million for up to five years
July 19, 2023
(3rd Wednesday in July, annually thereafter)

Webinar Archive – Learn what makes a successful proposal

The NSF Division of Undergraduate Education in collaboration with AAAS offers an IUSE: EDU webinar series. This series provides introductions to the IUSE: EDU program, recommendations for designing competitive proposals, track information, background on the merit review criteria, information for new awardees, and more. Please note that some webinars were created under a previous solicitation and some information, such as dates, may be updated in the new solicitation.

  • Office Hours for the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Program

  • Overview of the IUSE Program and Current Proposal Submission Opportunities

  • Overview of the Program

  • Overview of the Program and Proposal Submission Opportunities

  • Overview with a Focus on Community Colleges

  • Overview with a Focus on Level 1 and Building Capacity Submissions

  • Overview with a Focus on Level 1 and Building Capacity Submissions, Including New to IUSE: EDU Submissions

  • Preservice Teacher Preparation Focus

  • The Institutional and Community Transformation Track

General Guidelines & Resources for NSF Grant Writing

NSF Grant Writing Guidelines

NSF Award Management

Other Grant Writing Resources