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Education and Training

Unleashing the nation's science and engineering talent.

We're fueling innovation across the nation with investments that build a diverse next-generation workforce of scientists, engineers, technicians and teachers.

With our support, talented young scientists and engineers have helped devise a sensor that can unlock the potential of exosuits in real-world environments, a model that analyzes how viruses can escape the immune system, and much more. And our research on learning is helping to fuel innovations like AI tutors.

What we support

Research on education and learning

We support research and evaluation of learning and teaching across all STEM disciplines.

Visit the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings

PreK-12 education

We support efforts to enhance preK-12 learning and teaching in STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Explore funding opportunities in preK-12 education

Undergraduate education

We support efforts to strengthen STEM education at two- and four-year colleges and universities.

Visit the Division of Undergraduate Education

Graduate education

We support efforts that prepare graduate students to be tomorrow's leaders in STEM.

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Learning outside the classroom

We support efforts to teach STEM outside formal educational settings, such as through museums, community science projects and digital experiences.

Visit the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings

Broadening participation in STEM

We support efforts to strengthen STEM education for underserved communities and broaden their participation in the workforce.

Visit the Division of Equity for Excellence in STEM

Workforce development

We support efforts that build the STEM-capable U.S. workforce of the future and ensure Americans are prepared to meet evolving workplace demands.

Learn more about NSF's workforce development activities