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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Program

NSF has restructured 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.

IUSE is guided by two goals: 1) to promote the development, use and testing of instructional practices and curricular innovations that engage and improve student learning and retention in STEM fields; and 2) to promote community and institutional transformation that increases the application of highly-effective STEM teaching methods.

The program has two tracks: 1) Engaged Student Learning, and 2) Institutional and Community Transformation; and two tiers of projects within each track – Exploration, and Design and Development.

The deadline for Exploration projects (both tracks) is OCTOBER 22, 2014.
The deadline for Design and Development projects (both tracks) is JANUARY 13, 2015

Please contact the Grants Development Office if you have a project idea that might align with IUSE goals and would like to explore submitting a proposal; working with us throughout the development of your project will increase your chances of success.

The resources below are provided to assist grant-seekers with the process of exploring the IUSE program and assembling a proposal.

NSF IUSE Information Sheet (PDF)

Sample Project Types (PDF)

NSF IUSE Program Page

NSF IUSE Program Solicitation

NSF Grant Proposal Guide Page

NSF IUSE Webinar Slides (PDF)

Introduction to the NSF (ppt)