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NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Convergence Research at NSF

NSF 17-065

April 3, 2017

Dear Colleague:

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National Science Foundation: Building Community and Capacity in Data Intensive Research in Education (BCC-EHR)

As part of NSF's Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for areas of research covered by EHR programs.

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Voices Against Violence

Helping Students, Parents, and School Staff Speak Up

No community is safe from the devastating effects of bullying and school violence—but you can learn to prevent these threats. One of the most powerful steps a school community can take to prevent violence is to teach young people and adults to be active bystanders who take positive steps when conflict arises. It’s not always clear what bystanders should do when faced with violent or potentially violent situations. Voices Against Violence can guide youth and adults on how to intervene safely and effectively.

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National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I

The National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides non-dilutive funds for small businesses to conduct research and development (R&D) on technology innovations that have the potential to be commercially successful and benefit society. The NSF SBIR program accepts innovative proposals that show promise of commercial and societal impact in almost all areas of technology.

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Education Week Leaders to Learn From: 2017 Nominations Open

Leaders To Learn From is a project of Education Week, the nation's foremost source for K-12 news and analysis. The Leaders To Learn From special report spotlights forward-thinking district leaders who seize on good ideas and execute them well in their school systems. This special edition profiles these leaders—many of whom have worked well below the public radar—to bring attention to the smart ideas and strategies they are using in their school systems to raise student achievement and build stronger communities.

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STELAR Webinar: National Science Foundation Funding for Educational Research & Development Programs

This webinar will provided an overview of NSF funding opportunities for educational research and development projects that focus on STEM learning and learning environments, STEM workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM.  The webinar covered basics on developing and submitting an NSF proposal, and highlighted program resource websites that provide a wealth of information on funded projects, research reports, project videos, and other information.

Unlimited slots left.
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2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) - Call for Nominations

Do you know an individual or an organization working hard to nurture future science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent?

If so, nominations are currently open for the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 17, 2016.

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TEAMS Webinar: Evaluation Models Aligned to Research Types

Presenter: John Sutton, RMC Research Corporation
Moderator: Emma Espel, RMC Research Corporation
Date and Time: Thursday, April 7, 2016; 2:00p - 3:00p ET / 11:00a - 12:00p PT

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AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting - Call for Scientific Session Proposals

2017 Theme: Serving Society Through Science Policy

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Institute of Education Sciences - Regional Educational Laboratory (REL)

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) aims to bridge research and practice in education. In addition to collecting education statistics and funding a wide range of research, IES also makes major investments in building capacity among states, districts, and others to use objective, scientific evidence to improve education outcomes. The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) program is one of IES's largest programs supporting the use of scientific evidence in education.

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