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Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. 2012 Proposal Writing Workshop Co-sponsored by the: National Science Foundation & American Association for the Advancement of Science. Workshop Objectives. As the result of this workshop, participants will better understand:

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robert noyce teacher scholarship program

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

2012 Proposal Writing Workshop

Co-sponsored by the:

National Science Foundation

&

American Association for the Advancement of Science

workshop objectives
Workshop Objectives

As the result of this workshop, participants will better understand:

  • Key elements of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
  • Key features of a successful proposal to the program
workshop agenda
Workshop Agenda
  • Welcome & introductions
  • Program overview
    • Q & A
  • Features of effective proposals
    • Sample proposal – Scholarship or TF/MTF track
  • Meet with an NSF program director
national science foundation

National Science Foundation

“NSF invests in the best ideas generated by scientists, engineers and educators working at the frontiers of knowledge, and across all fields of research

and education. Our mission, vision and goals are designed to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the U.S. science and engineering.”

National Science Foundation Investing in America’s Future Strategic Plan FY 2006-2011

organization of ehr directorate
Organization of EHR Directorate

Directorate of Education & Human Resources (EHR)

Division of Research on Learning in Formal & Informal Settings (DRL)

Division of Undergraduate Education

(DUE)

Division of Graduate Education

(DGE)

Division of Human Resource Development

(HRD)

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Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
  • Initiated by Act of Congress in 2002
  • Reauthorized in 2007 (America COMPETES Act) and in 2010 under America COMPETES Reauthorization of Act of 2010
  • To encourage talented mathematics, science, and engineering undergraduates to pursue teaching careers
  • To encourage STEM professionals to become teachers
  • To prepare Master Teachers
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2012 Noyce Scholarship Program (NSF 12-525)

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Track

  • Scholarships for undergraduate STEM majors preparing to become K12 Teachers
  • Internships for freshmen and sophomores
  • Stipends for STEM professionals seeking to become K12 teachers

NSF Teaching Fellowships & Master Teaching Fellowships

(TF/MTF) Track

  • Fellowships for STEM professionals receiving teacher certification through a master’s degree program with teacher certification
  • Fellowships for science and math teachers preparing to become Master Teachers
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2012 Noyce Scholarship Program

Capacity Building Track

To establish the infrastructure and partnerships for implementing a future Noyce Teacher Scholarship or NSF Teaching Fellowship (TF/MTF) project

  • Development of new teacher preparation programs for STEM majors and STEM professionals
  • Development of new programs for developing Master STEM Teachers
noyce scholarship program eligibility
Noyce Scholarship Program Eligibility

Proposals may only be submitted by:

  • Universities & 2- or 4-year colleges (including community colleges)
  • Nonprofit entities that have established consortia among such IHEs

Principal Investigators:

  • The PI, or at least one Co-PI, must be a faculty member in a STEM department.
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Noyce Scholarship ProgramScholarship Track

To recruit undergraduate STEM majors and STEM career changers who might otherwise not have considered a career in K-12 teaching:

  • Summer internships for freshmen and sophomores to interest students in STEM teaching
  • Undergraduate Scholarships of at least $10,000 per year for up to three years beginning in junior year
  • Undergraduate students graduate with a degree in a STEM discipline and teacher certification and/or licensing.
  • One-year stipends of at least $10,000 for STEM professionals (career-changers) and post-baccalaureate students to obtain teacher certification
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Noyce Scholarship ProgramScholarship Track
  • Scholarship and stipend capped by cost of attendance
  • Recipients commit to teaching in a high need school district for 2 years for each year of scholarship/stipend support.
  • Recipients failing to meet service requirement must repay scholarship
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Noyce Scholarship Program

Projects include:

  • STEM faculty collaborating with Education faculty
  • Strong partnership with school district
  • Recruitment and selection strategies
  • Exemplary teacher preparation programs leading to certification and/or professional development programs for Master Teaching Fellows)
  • Support for new teachers
  • Mechanism for monitoring recipients
  • Institutional support
  • Evaluation
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Noyce Scholarship Track

Phase I: For new awardees or new project with different focus

Phase II: For previously funded awardees -

  • Scholarships & Stipends: To expand and extend evaluation efforts begun under previous award and support additional cohorts of scholarship and stipend recipients
  • Monitoring and evaluation: To expand and extend evaluation efforts of previous project without support for additional cohorts.
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Noyce Scholarship Track

Phase I

  • Scholarships, Stipends, Internships
  • Award size up to $1,200,000
    • Additional $250,000 for collaboration with two-year colleges
  • Duration up to 5 years
  • Administrative/programmatic costs may not exceed 25% of total direct costs
  • 75% of total direct costs must directly support participants
  • No cost sharing
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Noyce Scholarship Program

Scholarship Track Phase II

  • Scholarships and Stipendsplus longitudinal evaluation studies of previously supported cohorts of students
      • Award size up to $800,000; up to 5 yrs.
      • Up to 25% of budget for admin./programmatic costs)
      • 75% of budget for direct support to participants
      • No cost sharing
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
      • Award size up to $200,000; up to 3 yrs.
      • No cost sharing
nsf teaching fellowships master teaching fellowships track tf mtf
NSF Teaching Fellowships & Master Teaching Fellowships Track (TF/MTF)

NSF Teaching Fellows

STEM professionals enroll in a master’s degree program leading to teacher certification or licensing

  • Receive one-year stipend of at least $10,000 while enrolled in the Master’s degree program
  • Selection of Fellows based on professional achievement, academic merit, and demonstration of advanced content knowledge in STEM
  • Commit to teach for 4 years in a high need school district
  • Receive annual salary supplement of at least $10,000 while fulfilling four-year teaching commitment
nsf teaching fellowships master teaching fellowships track
NSF Teaching Fellowships & Master Teaching Fellowships Track

NSF Master Teaching Fellows:

  • Fellowships for math and science teachers preparing to become Master Teachers
  • Selection of Fellows based on professional achievement, academic merit, demonstration of advanced content knowledge in STEM, demonstrated success in improving student achievement
  • Must have Master’s degree
  • Commit to teach for 5 years in a high need school district
  • Receive annual salary supplement of at least $10,000 for 5 years plus professional development while fulfilling the teaching commitment
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NSF Teaching Fellowships & Master Teaching Fellowships Track
  • Award size up to $3 million over 5-6 years
        • Additional $250,000 for collaboration with two-year colleges
  • Matching funds required:
    • 30% of total budget for request less than $1.5 million, excluding two-year college incentive
    • 50% of total budget if request is $1.5 million or more, excluding two-year college incentive
    • At least 50% of cost share must be cash
  • At least 75% of total direct costs must be for direct support to participants (stipends, salary supplements, professional development)
tf mtf proposals must include
TF/MTF Proposals Must Include:
  • A department within an IHE that provides an advanced program of study in math and science,
  • A department or entity within an IHE that provides teacher preparation or a 2-year institution that offers a teacher preparation program or a dual enrollment or an articulation agreement with an IHE that credentials teachers,
  • At least one high need school district and public school(s) within this district, and
  • At least one nonprofit organization with the capacity and expertise to support the goals of the project.
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Noyce Scholarship Program

Capacity Building Track

Development of new programs, partnerships, infrastructure for future Noyce project

  • Award size up to $300,000; up to 2 yrs.
  • May include an additional $50,000 over 2 years for collaborations between two-year and four-year institutions.
  • No restriction on budget allocation (within standard NSF policies)
  • No cost sharing
project description phase i scholarship track
Project Description: Phase I Scholarship Track
  • Results from relevant prior NSF support
  • Descriptions of:
    • proposed scholarship or stipend program
    • teacher preparation program
    • recruitment and marketing activities
    • selection process
    • management & administrative structure for administering scholarship or stipend program
    • plans to monitor & enforce compliance with the required teaching commitment
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Project Description: Phase I Scholarship Track
  • Provide evidence of:
    • infrastructure to support new teachers,
    • collaboration between STEM & education faculty,
    • a functioning partnership between the IHE(s) & school districts,
    • a commitment to making the program a central institutional focus
  • Include an objective evaluation plan
project description tf mtf proposals
Project Description: TF/MTF Proposals
  • Results from Prior NSF Support
  • Description of proposed Fellowship program:
    • For NSF Teaching Fellows
        • Description of the Master’s degree program
        • Evidence of an infrastructure that is supportive of new teachers
    • For NSF Master Teaching Fellows
        • Description of the professional development program
        • Evidence of an infrastructure that will support and facilitate the Fellows’ work as Master Teachers
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Project Description: TF/MTF Proposals
  • Describe:
    • Recruitment activities
    • Selection process
    • Management and administrative structure
    • Cost sharing, including source and amount; enter amount on Budget form Line M
project description tf mtf proposals2
Project Description: TF/MTF Proposals
  • Describe:
    • Plans to monitor and enforce compliance with the required teaching commitment
    • Plans for sustaining activities beyond NSF funding period
    • Evaluation plan
  • Provide evidence of:
    • Collaboration between STEM faculty and education faculty
    • Functioning partnerships between IHEs, school districts, and non-profit organizations
    • Commitment to make the program a central institutional focus
project description capacity building projects
Project Description: Capacity Building Projects
  • Results from Prior NSF Support: Address prior support relevant to the proposed project
  • A description of the activities planned, timeline, and outcomes expected to result from the proposal.
  • Plans for evaluating progress and outcomes of the project.
the process
The Process
  • Proposals may be submitted to FastLane or grants.gov (Use FastLane for TF/MTF proposals)
  • All proposals are peer-reviewed according to standard NSF merit review criteria
  • Notification of results within six months of receipt
  • Reviewers’ comments may be accessed through FastLane after final decision is made
nsf review criteria
NSF Review Criteria
  • NSF Merit Review Criteria
    • Intellectual Merit
    • Broader Impacts
  • Additional Considerations
    • Integration of Research & Education
    • Integrating Diversity into NSF Programs
  • Additional Noyce Program specific review criteria, dependent on proposal type
all proposals must include
All Proposals Must Include:
  • One page Project Summary: Must address Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact
  • Project description (15 pages)
  • Budget forms and narrative for each year
  • Biosketches
  • Current & Pending Forms
  • Facilities document
  • References
  • Mentoring Plan for Postdoctoral Researchers (if in budget)
  • Data Management Plan (consult NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 11-1)
  • Indicate Human Subjects status on cover sheet (pending, approved, or exempt)
data management plan
Data Management Plan

The Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) contains a clarification of NSF’s long standing data policy.

  • All proposals must describe plans for data management and sharing of the products of research, or assert the absence of the need for such plans.
  • FastLane will not permit submission of a proposal that is missing a Data Management Plan.
  • The Data Management Plan will be reviewed as part of the

intellectual merit or broader impacts of the proposal, or both, as appropriate.

  • More information can be found in the Grant Proposal Guide Chapter II.C.2j (NSF 11-1).
fy 2012 noyce scholarship program deadlines
FY 2012 Noyce Scholarship Program Deadlines
  • Letters of Intent (optional): February 27, 2012
  • Full Proposal Deadline: March 26, 2012
questions
Questions?

Contact a Noyce Program Officer:

Joan Prival

jprival@nsf.gov

Mary Lee Ledbetter

msledbet@nsf.gov

Richard Alo

ralo@nsf.gov

www.nsf.gov

www.nsfnoyce.org

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