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The NSF Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program supports innovative partnerships to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science. MSP projects are expected to both raise the achievement levels of all students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in the mathematics and science performance of diverse student populations. Successful projects serve as models that can be widely replicated to improve the mathematics and science achievement of all the nation's students. NSF seeks to support two types of MSP projects:

  1. Institute Partnerships - Teacher Institutes for the 21st Century, especially for the science disciplines in the secondary grades and for elementary science specialists
  2. A focused set of Research, Evaluation and Technical Assistance (RETA) projects that directly support the work of the Institutes or engage the national disciplinary and professional societies in MSP work.

Because MU is limited to one application for the Institute Partnerships program (more than one are allowed for RETA), letters of intent for Institute Partnership projects 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 3 pages and should briefly summarize plan to address each of the five key features required by NSF: 1) Partnership-Driven, 2) Teacher Quality, Quantity and Diversity, 3) Challenging Courses and Curricula, 4) Evidence-Based Design and Outcomes, and 5) Institutional Change and Sustainability.


Awards for Institute Partnerships will be made for up to 5-year durations and for average annual budgets of up to $1M.

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

May 17, 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 faculty members who may be interested.

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