Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cognition and Student Learning Grant

The Institute of Educational Sciences offers the Cognition and Student Learning (Cognition) grant that supports research that applies recent advances in cognitive science to education practice. The long-term outcome of this research will be an array of tools and strategies (e.g., instructional approaches, computer tutors) that are based on principles of learning and information processing gained from cognitive science and that have been documented to be efficacious for improving learning in education delivery settings from prekindergarten through high school and for vocational or adult basic education or developmental (remedial)/bridge programs for under-prepared college students.

Award period: 2 to 5 years
Award amount: no cap
Deadline: June, 21, 2013
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates at NIST

“The SURF program encourages the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering by exposing undergraduate students to cutting-edge research and providing them the opportunity to work with internationally known NIST scientists. Applications are submitted on behalf of qualified students by their schools. Colleges and universities in the United States and its territories with degree-granting programs in nanoscale science, engineering, computer science, mathematics, chemistry, biology, materials science, neutron research, and/or physics are eligible to nominate students.”

Applications are due Feb. 15, 2013 (by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time for electronic applications; 5 p.m. Eastern Time for paper Gaithersburg applications, and 5 p.m. Mountain Time for paper Boulder applications), and must be submitted by eligible colleges and universities, not by individual students.”

Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

The Simons Foundation’s Division for Mathematics and the Physical Sciences invites applications for grants to mathematicians primarily for collaboration and travel. The goal of the program is to support the “mathematical marketplace” by substantially increasing collaborative contacts in the community of mathematicians working in the United States. The foundation will make a large number of grants to accomplished, active researchers who do not otherwise have access to substantial research funding that supports travel and visitors.

Award: $7,000 per year for five years
Deadline: January 31, 2013

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