NSF Proposal Toolkit

Learn more about NSF’s funding opportunities in education and explore resources to help you in the proposal preparation, submission, and review process.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

  • The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) and Discovery Research pre-K—12 (DRK-12) programs now require the use of Research.gov for the preparation and submission of proposals. Proposals also may continue to be submitted via use of Grants.gov. Watch the informational webinar.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, proposal deadlines may change. We recommend that you periodically check the program’s funding page for the latest information. More guidance related to the impact of COVID-19 on NSF grant management and funding can be found on NSF's Coronavirus Information page.

PART 1: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

DRK-12 Program & Solicitation

Other NSF Funding Opportunities

Special Initiatives & Cross-Program Funding


PART 2: PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT, SUBMISSION, AND REVIEW

General Proposal Development

Research Design

Project Team, Partners, and Collaborators

Broader Impacts, Dissemination, and Sustainability

Evaluation

Proposal Submission
Starting in 2021, the ITEST and DRK-12 programs now require the use of Research.gov for the preparation and submission of proposals. Proposals also may continue to be submitted via use of Grants.gov.  

Proposal Review


PART 3: YOU WON THE AWARD! NOW WHAT?