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Fostering Interdisciplinary Research on Education (FIRE)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 21-588 for the latest version.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


FIRE is a strand of the Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) program (NSF 10-586) and it is anticipated that FIRE will eventually be incorporated into the REESE solicitation. The FIRE program seeks to facilitate the process by which scholars can cross disciplinary boundaries to acquire the skills and knowledge that would improve their abilities to conduct rigorous research on STEM learning and education. The primary goal of the strand is to facilitate the development of innovative theoretical, methodological, and analytic approaches to understanding complex STEM education issues of national importance and, by so doing, make progress toward solving them. A secondary goal of the strand is to broaden and deepen the pool of investigators engaged in STEM educational research. In order to address this goal, investigators must pair with a mentoring scholar in a to-be-learned field of interest. Proposals therefore have both a research and a professional development component. Investigators may receive a FIRE award at any point in their post-graduate careers.

Program contacts

Jinfa Cai
jcai@nsf.gov (703) 292-8620
James Dietz
jdietz@nsf.gov (703) 292-5156
Janice M. Earle
jearle@nsf.gov (703) 292-5097
Gavin W. Fulmer
gfulmer@nsf.gov (703) 292-7998
Elmima C. Johnson
ejohnson@nsf.gov (703) 292-5137
Janet Kolodner
jkolodne@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930
Celestine H. Pea
cpea@nsf.gov (703) 292-5186 EDU/DRL
Kusum Singh
Kusingh@nsf.gov (703) 292-5110
Gregg Solomon
gesolomo@nsf.gov (703) 292-8333 EDU/DRL
Larry E. Suter
lsuter@nsf.gov (703) 292-5144

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