Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) program provides funding for graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to bring their leading research practice and findings into K-12 settings. Through collaborations with other graduate fellows and faculty from STEM disciplines, teachers and students in K-12 environments, and community partners, graduate students can gain a deeper understanding of their own research and acquire value-added skills, such as communication, leadership, team building, and teaching while enriching STEM learning and instruction in K-12 settings. This unique experience will add value to the training of US graduate students in a competitive globalized marketplace. Furthermore, the GK-12 program provides institutions of higher education with an opportunity to transform the conventional graduate education by infusing and sustaining GK-12 like activities in their graduate programs.

Institutions having an active or past GK-12 project are eligible to submit a new proposal, but they must coordinate evaluation efforts of any projects located on the same campus or working with the same school districts. They must also specify the outcomes, lessons learned, best practices, and sustainability efforts of prior projects. Renewal proposals will not be accepted.

Because MU is limited to one application per deadline for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should summarize 1) an overview of the proposed project, 2) its goals and objectives, 3) innovative aspects of the project, and 4) an explanation of how STEM knowledge and research experience will be brought to the classrooms by the fellows.


Up to $600,000 per year for five years.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, March 5, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

Required letters of intent are due April 20, 2010.
Full proposals are due June 3, 2010.


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All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at