STELAR Webinar: National Science Foundation Funding for Small Grants for High Risk/High Gain (EAGER) Maker Education Projects
On Thursday, November 3, STELAR hosted NSF Program Officers Bob Russell and Erick Jones as they presented a webinar on National Science Foundation funding for R&D education projects funded through the Dear Colleague Letter Catalyzing the Future of Making (NSF 15-086). NOTE: This is a NEW webinar, not a repeat of the information provided on October 18.
NSF’s strategic fundamental research investments enabled many of the innovations underlying 3-D printing, computer-aided design, geometric modeling and computer-integrated systems. NSF has made a series of investments in the systematic discovery of new knowledge about learning through Making in diverse formal and informal settings including fab lab classrooms, television and interactive web media, undergraduate engineering, and the first-ever World Maker Faire.
Building on NSF's early investments in Making, the purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is to encourage EAGER proposals to conduct exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches that advance the frontier of knowledge with respect to STEM learning and design thinking.
An overview of specific requirements for submitting an EAGER proposal was provided, as well as an in-depth Q&A session including many tips on writing competitive NSF grant proposals.
The materials from the session are posted under "related documents," and direct link to the webinar recording is listed under "additional links."
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