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Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

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NSF 23-586

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.


The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (Noyce) invites innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting, preparing, and retaining highly effective elementary and secondary mathematics and science teachers and teacher leaders who persist as classroom teachers in high-need Local Education Agencies (LEA), (a.k.a. high-need school district). To achieve this goal, Noyce supports talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate majors and professionals to become effective K-12 STEM teachers. It also supports experienced, exemplary K-12 STEM teachers to become teacher leaders who continue as classroom teachers in high-need school districts. NSF welcomes submission of proposals to this funding opportunity that include the participation of the full spectrum of diverse talent in STEM, e.g., as PI, co-PI, senior personnel, postdoctoral scholars, graduate or undergraduate students or trainees.  In addition, the Noyce program supports research on the effectiveness and retention of K-12 STEM teachers in high-need school districts. Noyce offers four program tracks: Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends (S&S) Track, Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships (TF) Track, Track 3: The NSF Master Teaching Fellowships (MTF) Track, and Track 4: The Noyce Research Track.  In addition, Capacity Building proposals are accepted from proposers intending to develop a proposal in any of the program's tracks. Noyce also supports conference proposals focused on improving STEM teacher preparation. Proposals that support authentic Research Experiences in STEM Settings (RESS) for Noyce and/or non-Noyce pre-service and in-service STEM teachers are also invited.

 Table 1: Categories of Noyce Funding*


Intended Outcome

Eligible Scholars and Fellows

Length of Required Teaching Commitment

Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends (S&S)

up to $1,200,000 with a duration of up to 5 years

Develop K-12 STEM teachers in high-need school districts (a.k.a. high-need LEA)

Noyce-eligible STEM undergraduate majors & STEM professionals

2 years/year for which  scholarship support was received

Track 2: Teaching Fellowships (TF)

up to $3,000,000, with a duration of up to 6 years

Noyce-eligible STEM professionals

4 years

Track 3: Master Teaching Fellowships (MTF)

up to $3,000,000, with a duration of up to 6 years

Develop K-12 STEM teacher leaders in high- need school districts (a.k.a. high-need LEA)

Experienced and exemplary K-12 STEM teachers with a bachelor's degree or master's degree in their field

5 years

Track 4: Noyce Research

up to $1,000,000, with a duration of up to 5 years

Research effectiveness and retention of K-12 STEM teachers in high-need school districts (a.k.a. high-need LEA)



Capacity Building

up to $100,000, with a duration of up to 1 year

Prepare for future Noyce submission



*Awards may exceed the budget maximums through Collaboration Incentives for engagement of community colleges in Capacity Building or Track 1 projects, engagement with Noyce awards in Track 4 projects, or engagement with minority-serving institutions in any Noyce submission. See Section III: Award Information for additional details.

The budgets for conference proposals or for authentic Research Experiences in STEM Settings should be commensurate with the proposed work and must be discussed with a Noyce Program Officer prior to submission.

Program contacts

Jennifer T. Ellis
jtellis@nsf.gov (703) 292-2125 EDU/DUE
James Alvarez
jalvarez@nsf.gov (703) 292-2323 EDU/DUE
Jennifer E. Lewis
jenlewis@nsf.gov (703) 292-7340 EDU/DUE
Leah McAlister
lmcalist@nsf.gov (703) 292-8712 EDU/DUE
Josephine J. Rodriguez
jrodrigu@nsf.gov (703) 292-0000 EDU/DUE
Julio G. Soto
jgsoto@nsf.gov (703) 292-2973 EDU/DUE
Lulu Sun
lsun@nsf.gov (703) 292-7260 EDU/DUE
Kimberly Tanner
ktanner@nsf.gov (703) 292-2262 EDU/DUE
Patrice Waller
pwaller@nsf.gov (703) 292-4944 EDU/DUE

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