Research on Education and Learning


The Research on Education and Learning (REAL) program represents the substantive foci of three previous EHR programs: Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE), Research in Disabilities Education (RDE), and Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE). What is distinctive about the new REAL program is the emphasis placed on the accumulation of robust evidence to inform efforts to (a) understand, (b) build theory to explain, and (c) suggest interventions (and innovations) to address persistent challenges in STEM interest, education, learning, and participation. The program supports advances in research on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning and education by fostering efforts to explore all aspects of education research from foundational knowledge to improvements in STEM learning and learning contexts, both formal and informal, from childhood through adulthood, for all groups, and from the earliest developmental stages of life through participation in the workforce, resulting in increased public understanding of science and engineering. The REAL program will fund research on, human learning in STEM; learning in STEM learning environments, and broadening participation research.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/10/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: National Science Foundation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (optional) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): October 25, 2013 Full Proposal Deadline(s): January 10, 2014
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
NSF support
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $500,000.00 to $2,000,000.00


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