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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (STEM Ed PRF)

The Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (STEM Ed PRF) program funds individual and institutional postdoctoral awards designed to enhance the research knowledge, skills, and practices of recent doctoral graduates in STEM, STEM Education, Education, and related disciplines, with a goal of advancing their preparation to engage in fundamental and applied research in STEM education that advances knowledge within the field. The STEM Ed PRF program offers two tracks: (I) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships and (II) Institutional Cohort Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Award Amount: Pending availability of funds, NSF anticipates approximately $8,000,000 will be available for the FY2022 competition. Funds will be awarded as follows: (1) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship awards up to $300,000 with a duration of up to 24 months ($150,000 maximum annually); and (2) Institutional Cohort Postdoctoral Fellowship awards up to $1,250,000 for awards to single institutions or up to $2,500,000 for awards to collaborating institutions, with a duration of up to 36 months. Consistent with Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships, Institutional Cohort Postdoctoral Fellowship awards must allocate a $70,000 salary per postdoctoral fellow annually with a duration of up to two years.

Where: Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship proposals must be submitted by Individuals. However, if an award is recommended, the proposal will be transferred to the host institution where the postdoctoral Fellow will be named as the PI. The award will be issued to the host institution as a regular research award, and the award will be administered by the host institution.

When: Varies

Length: Varies

Eligibility: NSF STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Fellowships proposals may be submitted by individuals (Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship); or by single institutions or a collaboration of institutions (Institutional Cohort Postdoctoral Fellowship). Click here for more information.

Applications Due: March 1, 2022