Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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) is seeking applications for the Graduate STEM Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) program. The GK-12 program supports two objectives: 1) to support highly qualified US graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines through fellowships to provide them with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of their own research, its societal and global contexts, and acquire value-added skills (such as communicating STEM subjects to technical and non-technical audiences, leadership, team building, and teaching) that normally are not emphasized in a more traditional STEM graduate program, and to broaden their options for STEM careers in a competitive global marketplace; 2) to enrich STEM learning and instruction in K-12 settings through strong partnerships with institutions of higher education to bring the excitement and the results of leading STEM research practice and findings to K-12 settings; and 3) to provide institutions of higher education with an opportunity to make a permanent change in their graduate programs by incorporating GK-12 like activities in the training of their STEM graduate students.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 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 5 years.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

Required letter of intent due May 19, 2009
Full proposals due by June 29, 2009

URL for more information:

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.

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