Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning (RETTL)

Program Solicitation: NSF 20-612

The purpose of the Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning (RETTL) program is to fund exploratory and synergistic research in emerging technologies (to include, but not limited to, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and immersive or augmenting technologies) for teaching and learning in the future. The program accepts proposals that focus on learning, teaching, or a combination of both. The scope of the program is broad, with special interest in diverse learner/educator populations, contexts, and content, including teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in foundational areas that enable STEM (e.g., self-regulation, literacy, communication, collaboration, creativity, and socio-emotional skills). Research in this program should be informed by the convergence (synthesis) of multiple disciplines: e.g., learning sciences; discipline-based education research; computer and information science and engineering; design; and cognitive, behavioral, and social sciences. Within this broad scope, the program also encourages projects that investigate teaching and learning related to futuristic and highly technological work environments.

The program’s new name (previously called Cyberlearning) reflects its broad scope and includes a new focus on supporting research on emerging technologies for teaching. In addition to supporting student learning, this new focus supports research to enhance the work of teachers, mentors, and educators in formal and informal settings.

Program Officer(s):
Please note that the following information is current at the time of publishing. See program website for any updates to the points of contact.

  • Amy L. Baylor, co-lead EHR, EHR/DRL
  • Tatiana Korelsky, co-lead CISE, CISE/IIS

Applicable Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s):

  • 47.041 — Engineering
  • 47.070 — Computer and Information Science and Engineering
  • 47.075 — Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences
  • 47.076 — Education and Human Resources

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):
January 25, 2021

  • Deadline for FY 2021 competition

October 18, 2021

  • Deadline for FY 2022 competition

October 17, 2022

  • Deadline for FY 2023 competition