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The NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) program supports fellowships and associated training that enable graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to acquire additional skills that will broadly prepare them for professional and scientific careers in the 21st century. Through interactions with teachers in K-12 schools, graduate students can improve communication and teaching skills while enriching STEM instruction in K-12 schools. In addition, the Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) program provides institutions of higher education with an opportunity to make a permanent change in their graduate programs by including partnerships with K-12 schools in a manner that is of mutual benefit to their faculties and students. Expected outcomes include improved communication, teaching, and team building skills for the fellows; professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers; enriched learning for K-12 students; and strengthened partnerships between institutions of higher education and local school districts.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 5:00 pm Friday, April 14, 2006. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should follow the NSF guidelines for the required letter of intent.


New awards - 5 years/$600,000 per year
Continuing projects - 3 years/$600,000 per year to those projects that have received initial funding as Track 1 awards

MU Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2006 (letter of intent)
Sponsor Deadline:

Required letter of intent due May 5, 2006
Full proposals due by June 19, 2006

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in physical and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

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

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