Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship (NSF) Program

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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Limited Submission Announcement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship (NSF) Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. A new component of the program supports STEM professionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master's degree programs leading to teacher certification by providing academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they are fulfilling a four-year teaching commitment in a high-need school district. This new component also supports the development of NSF Master Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements for exemplary math and science teachers to become Master Teachers in high-need school districts.

Because MU is limited to one application per track, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include the following: 1) the category of proposal (Phase I, Phase II S&S, Phase II M&E, Teaching Fellow/Master Teaching Fellow (TF/MTF), or TF/MTF Planning grant); 2) plans for recruiting and selecting scholarship recipients; 3) plans for activities and support mechanisms for recipients; and 4) administrative and management structure for the project.


Noyce Scholarship Phase I Awards - up to $900,000 for a total award amount and duration of up to 5 years.
Noyce Scholarship Phase II Awards - up to $600,000 for a total award amount and duration of up to 4 years.
NSF Teaching Fellowship and Master Teaching Fellowship (TF/MTF)Awards - up to $1.5 million for a total award amount and duration of up to 5 or 6 years. Cost sharing is required in the amount of 50% of the total funds requested.
TF/MTF Planning Grants - up to $75,000 and duration of one year.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, January 16, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

Letters of intent (optional) are due February 10, 2009.
Full proposals are due March 10, 2009.

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

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