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Instructional Materials Development (IMD)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived.

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.

Learning Progressions Instructional Materials for Students Assessment Applied Research


The Instructional Materials Development (IMD) program includes four components:

  • Learning Progressions -- supports the creation of instructional frameworks centered on learning progressions in science and technology education and the development of associated teacher resources and models for professional development.
  • Instructional Materials for Students -- supports the creation and substantial revision of comprehensive curricula and supplemental instructional materials that are research-based; enhance classroom instruction, preK-12; and reflect standards for science, mathematics, and technology education developed by national professional organizations.
  • Assessment -- supports the creation of tools for assessing student learning that are tied to nationally developed standards and reflect the most current thinking on how students learn mathematics and science. Projects can also focus on developing resources that provide technical assistance to schools and districts in implementing new assessments.
  • Applied Research -- supports the research for development of the IMD program and projects; provides evidence for the effectiveness of materials and feedback for strengthening the portfolio; and identifies possible new directions in instructional materials and assessment.
Proposals may be submitted for projects in any field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) education typically supported by NSF.

Program contacts

John Bradley
Section Head, IMD
jbradley@nsf.gov (703) 292-5091
Janice M. Earle
Senior Program Director
jearle@nsf.gov (703) 292-5097
Michael R. Haney
Program Director
mhaney@nsf.gov (703) 292-5102
David A. Hanych
Program Director
dhanych@nsf.gov (703) 292-5124
David C. Royster
Program Director
droyster@nsf.gov (703) 292-5127
Gerhard L. Salinger
Program Director
gsalinge@nsf.gov (703) 292-5116
Robert D. Sherwood
Program Director
rsherwoo@nsf.gov (703) 292-5115

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