NSF DCL: Rapidly Accelerating Research on Artificial Intelligence in K-12 Education in Formal and Informal Settings (NSF 23-097)


NSF has issued a Dear Colleague Letter regarding artificial intelligence in K-12 education inviting researchers to submit Rapid Response Research (RAPID) proposals for time-sensitive research including, but not limited to:

  • Developing AI tools and environments to advance age-appropriate equitable learning and inclusive teaching;
  • Supporting learning about and interest in AI;
  • Using AI to teach AI; and,
  • Integrating generative AI in education in an ethical, responsible, and effective way.

Proposed projects must include strong data-driven research methods in need of a quick response due to rapidly changing AI. NSF strongly encourages proposals that will sustain and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education research. Likewise, NSF is seeking proposals that will have an impact on underserved and underrepresented schools and communities. Requests for RAPID proposals may be for up to $200K and up to one year in duration.

Required Concept Outline:

Proposers must submit a 1-page Concept Outline to NSF before being invited to apply. See DCL 23-097 for preparation and submission instructions.

Deadline: Concept Outlines may be submitted at any time.