ITEST Proposal Development

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Are you considering submitting a proposal to ITEST? You have come to the right place!
The resources under each heading below provide valuable information to help you develop a competitive proposal in response to the 2020 ITEST solicitation. Click the plus sign to expand each section and view the ITEST webinars, databriefs, reports and publications. 

Be sure to review the annual solicitation webinar for the most up-to-date information, provided directly from NSF: STELAR Webinars: 2020 NSF ITEST Solicitation and Q&A Session (recording and presentation slides)

We suggest you also peruse the other areas of the STELAR website to learn more about your specific area of interest. We encourage you to browse the project profiles to see what projects have already been funded; read ITEST Program Findings to discover what the previously funded ITEST projects have learned from their research and implementation efforts; and search within resources to find instruments and curricular materials used and developed by ITEST projects.

Support available from STELAR:

Proposal Feedback - Once you have a draft of your proposal, the STELAR team is available to review and provide suggestions on your strengthening your submission. We ask that you contact STELAR with your questions as soon as possible to ensure adequate time for response. 

First-time Submitter Support - As part of our effort to broaden participation in the ITEST program, STELAR is available to provide support first-time proposal writers as they navigate the development process. If you are interested in receiving this support, sign up here: ITEST Proposal Support for First-Time Applicants.

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