MSP - The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program

Report
2014 Proposal Writing Workshop
January 9, 2014
Co-sponsored by the:
National Science Foundation
&
American Association for the Advancement of Science
“Vision: NSF envisions a nation that capitalizes on new concepts in science and
engineering and provides global leadership in advancing research and
education.”
Empowering the Nation Through Discovery and Innovation:
NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2011-2016
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)
Division of Undergraduate Education
(DUE)
Preparing the Workforce:
Strategies:
 Promote technological, quantitative, and scientific
literacy.
 Support an increase in diversity, size, and quality of the
next generation of STEM professionals who enter the
workforce with two- or four-year degrees or who
continue their studies in graduate and professional
schools.
 Invest in the nation's future K-12 teacher workforce.
 Fund research to evaluate and improve workforce
initiatives.
Prepare and Inspire
PCAST Report: Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for America’s
Future (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2010)
 Recommendation: “Recruit and train 100,000 great STEM
teachers over the next decade who are able to prepare and
inspire their students.”
 Goal over the next decade: “100,000 new STEM middle and
high school teachers who have strong majors in STEM fields
and strong content-specific pedagogical preparation, by
providing vigorous support for programs designed to
produce such teachers.”
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
 Initiated by Act of Congress in 2002
 Reauthorized in 2007 (America COMPETES Act)
and 2010 (America COMPETES Reauthorization 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
Noyce Scholarship Program Eligibility
Sponsoring institutions
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.
Noyce Scholarship Program (NSF 14-508)
Three Categories :
 Scholarship Track
 Supports undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate
students/career changers
 NSF Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship Track
(TF/MTF)
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Supports post-baccalaureate students/career changers and inservice
teachers
Capacity Building Projects
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Planning, development, building infrastructure
Noyce Scholarship Program
Scholarship 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
Noyce Scholarship Program
Scholarship Track
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Scholarships and stipends 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
Noyce Scholarship Program
Projects include:
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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
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
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Monitoring and evaluation: To expand and extend evaluation efforts
of previous project without support for additional cohorts.
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 budget direct costs
 75% of budget for direct support to participants
 No cost sharing; must apply full indirect cost rate as
negotiated
Noyce Scholarship Program
Scholarship Track Phase II
 Scholarships and Stipends plus 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
 Monitoring and Evaluation
 Award size up to $300,000; up to 3 yrs.
Project Description: Phase I
Common to all proposals (consult NSF 14-1):
 Results from relevant prior NSF support: include a
summary of the results of the completed work,
including accomplishments, separately described
under two distinct headings, related to the Intellectual
Merit and Broader Impact activities supported by the
award
 The Project Description must contain, as a separate
section within the narrative, a discussion of the
broader impacts of the proposed activities.
Project Description: Phase I
 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
Project Description: Phase I
 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
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 Master Teaching Fellows:
 Fellowships for math and science teachers preparing to
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become Master Teachers
Selection of Fellows based on professional achievement,
academic merit, demonstration of advanced content
knowledge in STEM, demonstrated success in 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
NSF Teaching Fellowships & Master Teaching
Fellowships Track
Phase I:
 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 twoyear college incentive
 50% of total budget if request is $1.5 million or more, excluding twoyear 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)
NSF Teaching Fellowships & Master Teaching
Fellowships Track
 Phase II Fellowships: Award size up to $1.8 million over 5
years
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Matching funds required
At least 75% of total direct costs must be for direct support to
participants (stipends, salary supplements, professional
development)
 Phase II Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E):
 Award size up to $300,000 with duration of up to 3 years
 No matching funds or restriction on budget allocation (no
Fellowships)
TF/MTF Proposals Must Include:
1. A department within an IHE that provides an
advanced program of study in math and science,
2. 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,
3. At least one high need school district and public
school(s) within this district, and
4. At least one nonprofit organization with the capacity
and expertise to support the goals of the project.
Project Description: TF/MTF Proposals
 Results from Prior NSF Support
 Statement on Broader Impacts
 Description of proposed Fellowship program:
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For NSF Teaching Fellows
 Description of the Master’s degree program
 Evidence of an infrastructure that is supportive of new teachers
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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
Project Description: TF/MTF Proposals
 Describe:
 Recruitment activities
 Selection
process
 Management and
 Cost sharing,
administrative structure
including source and amount; enter
amount on Budget form Line M
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
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
Capacity Building Track: Serving the broader
community of STEM educators
To develop the capacity of the teacher preparation
community to expand efforts to document, disseminate, and
implement evidence-based practices for preparing effective
STEM teachers and teacher leaders:
 workshops, conferences focusing on challenges or effective practices
in recruiting and preparing STEM teachers for high-need school
districts
 Knowledge syntheses, identification/dissemination of resources and
evidence-based practices
Enhancing Noyce project evaluation
Project Description: Capacity Building
Projects
 Results from Prior NSF Support: Address prior support
relevant to the proposed project
 Broader Impacts statement
 A description of the activities planned, timeline, and
outcomes expected to result from the proposal.
 Plans for evaluating progress and outcomes of the
project.
Noyce Scholarship Program
Capacity Building Track
 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
NSF Review Criteria
 NSF Merit Review Criteria
 Intellectual Merit: encompasses the potential to advance
knowledge
 Broader Impacts: encompasses the potential to benefit
society and contribute to the achievement of specific,
desired societal outcomes
 Additional Noyce Program specific review criteria,
dependent on proposal type
All Proposals Must Include:
 One page Project Summary (Overview, Intellectual Merit and Broader
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Impact)
Project description (15 pages) , including Results from Prior NSF
Support
Budget forms and narrative for each year
Biosketches
Current & Pending Forms
Facilities, Equipment, and Other Resources document
References
Mentoring Plan for Postdoctoral Researchers (if in budget)
Data Management Plan (consult NSF Proposal & Award Policies &
Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 14-1)
Indicate Human Subjects status on cover sheet (pending, approved, or
exempt)
Consult Grant Proposal Guide (NSF 14-1) for specific guidance not
specifically addressed in solicitation
Common Guidelines for Educational
Research
 The Guidelines were developed to “establish cross-agency guidelines
for improving the quality, coherence, and pace of knowledge
development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
(STEM) education” (NSF 13-126)
 The Common Guidelines (NSF 13-126):
http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf13126
 Related FAQs (NSF 13-127):
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13127/nsf13127.jsp
Noyce Proposals vs. Awards
FY 2002-2013
180
160
140
Number
120
100
80
60
40
Proposals
20
Awards
0
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Fiscal Year
Noyce Portfolio
Category
FY 2013
Total (all
years)
Scholarship Phase I
23
301
Scholarship Phase II
10
45
TF Phase I
3
17
MTF Phase I
0
18
TF/MTF Phase I
1
12
TF/MTF Phase II
1
1
23
Planning
Capacity Building
Total
7
31
45
448
Noyce Scholarship Program
2014 Deadlines
 Letters of Intent (optional): February 5, 2014
 Full Proposal Deadline: March 5, 2014
Questions?
Contact a Noyce Program Officer:
Joan Prival
[email protected]
Nicole Bennett
[email protected]
Gregory Goins
[email protected]
www.nsf.gov
www.nsfnoyce.org

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