Deadline: August 29, 2017

Agency/Sponsor: National Science Foundation


The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science (including engineering and computer science) teachers. The program invites creative and innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting and preparing highly effective elementary and secondary science and mathematics teachers in high-need local educational agencies.

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This funding opportuinty consits of four tracks, as well as a Capacity Building award:

  1. The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends Track (S&S)- Awards to institutions to recruit and prepare STEM teachers though scholarships to undergraduate STEM majors and offer stipends to STEM professionals who become certified STEM teachers. $10,000 awarded per year
  2. The National Science Foundation Teaching Fellowships Track (TF)- Awards to institutions to administer fellowships and programmatic support to STEM professionals by providing one year of support while enrolled in a master's degree program leading ot teacher certification or licensing to teach a STEM discipline in an elementary or secondary school. $10,00 award per year for up to four years
  3. The National Science Foundation Master Teaching Fellowships Track (MTF)- Awards to institutions to administer fellowships and programmatic support to experienced and exemplary K-12 STEM teachers, who are certified/licensed teachers, who possess a master’s or bachelor’s degree in their field, and who participate in a program for developing master teachers and teacher leaders. $10,000 per year for up to 5 years
  4. The Noyce Research Track- Awards to institutions that are directly associated with educational or research activities, to support planning, exploratory research, and research proposals that address the issue of STEM teacher effectiveness, persistence, or retention in high-need local educational agencies. Up to $800,000 in total over a span of up to 5 years
  5. Capacity Building- Awards that may lead to the development of full proposals in Track 1-3, and are intended to develop evidence-based innovative models and strategies for recruiting, preparing, and supporting teachers and to establish the infrastructure for implementing a future Noyce project. $75,000 for a max of one year


At least one faculty member must be from a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics department in an institution of higher education

Budget Information:

Cost Sharing is required for Track 2: TF and Track 3: MTF. Cost sharing is not allowed for Track 1: S&S, Track 4: Noyce Research, or Capacity Building.

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