The National Science Foundation (NSF) is currently undertaking a number of adjustments
to its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs.
In particular, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) has replaced the STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP); the Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) Program; and the Widening Implementation and Demonstration of Evidence-Based Reforms (WIDER) Program.
The deadline for 2014 IUSE funding is FEBRUARY 4, 2014.

It is unclear what the long-term implications may be, or whether or not this program will be in place going forward. PLEASE NOTE: We expect that the general nature of this program announcement will lead to a highly competitive review process. Working closely with the GDO throughout the development of the proposal will increase your chances of success.

If you have a project idea and would like to explore submitting an IUSE proposal, please
use this form to notify the Grants Development Office by NO LATER THAN JANUARY 3.

The resources below are provided to assist grant-seekers with the process of assembling a proposal. Please review the December 9 workshop slides for an overview of the difference between NSF's basic research and crosscutting programs, as well as an IUSE information sheet.


December 9 GDO NSF Workshop Slides (PDF)

NSF IUSE Information Sheet (PDF)

NSF IUSE Webinar Slides (PDF)

NSF IUSE Program Page

NSF Grant Proposal Guide Page