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.
 

PART 1: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

NSF DRK-12 Program & Solicitation

Other NSF EHR Funding Opportunities

View All Upcoming NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) Funding Opportunities


PART 2: NSF PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS & TECHNICAL SUPPORT 

Key Document! Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

NSF Virtual Grants Conferences 
NSF's Policy Outreach Resource Center offers webinars on topics including: Proposal Preparation, Merit Review Process, Award Management, NSF Proposal and Award Policy Update, Financial Management Update, Proposal Submission Modernization Update, EHR Funding Opportunities

Biographical Sketch & Current and Pending Support 

Eligibility for Organizations New to Applying to NSF 
The following resources contain important information for organizations that are new to applying to NSF or have not managed an NSF award in the last three years:

Proposal Submission 
Starting in 2021, the ITEST and DRK-12 programs 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.  


PART 3: PROPOSAL COMPONENT GUIDANCE

Advice for Developing a Successful DRK-12 or EHR Proposal
The following resources make reference to the DRK-12 Program but the advice is applicable to other NSF EHR Programs.

If you have questions about a proposal idea, contact a DRK-12 program officer (Call 703-292-8620; Email: DRLDRK12@nsf.gov)

Get to Know What's Been Funded through the DRK-12 Program 

Research Design

Project Team, Partners, and Collaborators

Broader Impacts, Dissemination, and Sustainability

Evaluation


PART 4: YOU WON THE AWARD! NOW WHAT?