There are many sources of funding for cyberlearning-related research at the National Science Foundation.
|DRK12: Discovery Research K‐12|
IUSE: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
AISL: Advancing Informal STEM Learning
|Learning domain is STEM discipline
Context is K-12, undergraduate, or informal learning.
Potential applicability today
|STEM+C: STEM plus Computing Partnerships
CSforAll: Computer Science for All
|Learning domain is STEM discipline as intersecting computer science or computational thinking.
Context is K-‐12, potential applicability today
|ITEST: Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers||Learning aims towards creating technology-‐literate STEM workforce.|
|CHS: Cyber‐Human Systems||Research on humans and computing, not necessarily learning focused—contributes to literatures such as human-‐computer interaction|
|ECR: EHR Core Research||Foundational research on STEM-‐related learning environments|
|SBIR: Small Business Innovation Research (and STTR)||Exploration or development associated with putting a technology on the market|
|BIGDATA: Critical Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Science||Education is one possible application area: focus is on new techniques for computational analysis of big data for research|
|SL‐CN: Science of Learning: Collaborative Networks||Basic and applied research on learning in all domains. Focus on building interdisciplinary collaborations to yield novel approaches to understanding learning|
|RI, III, and other CISE programs||Focus on computer science research (which includes CS that may have application to education) e.g., AI, NLP, computer vision, etc.|
Some general guidelines for selecting a program:
|If your proposal idea has an emphasis on…||Consider|
|Foundational research about learning in the presence of technology (and technology goals may not be as innovative as in CFLT)||ECR|
|STEM education, but aimed at directly addressing today’s needs (less oriented to exploring the horizon)||DRK12, AISL, or IUSE|
|Socio-technical, but not emphasizing learning research||Cyber-Human Systems (CHS)|
|Learning research, but not innovative designs of learning technology||SL-CN or BCS|
|Learning about or promoting interest in technology/computer science||STEM+C, CS4All or ITEST|
|Involves a small business and product development||SBIR/STTR|
Considering writing a proposal to NSF? See NSF Cyberlearning Proposal Resources.