NSF: Racial Equity in STEM Education (EHR Racial Equity) Solicitation

This solicitation aligns with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) long-standing investments in the development of a diverse and well-prepared public and workforce. NSF EHR seeks to support bold, groundbreaking, and potentially transformative projects that contribute to advancing racial equity in STEM education and workforce development through practice and/or fundamental or applied research.

Proposals funded by this solicitation will: (1) substantively contribute to institutionalizing effective research-based practices, policies, and outcomes in STEM environments for those who experience inequities caused by systemic racism and the broader community; (2) advance scholarship and promote racial equity in STEM in ways that expand the array of epistemologies, perspectives, ideas, theoretical and methodological approaches that NSF funds; and (3) further diversify project leadership (PIs and co-PIs) and institutions funded by NSF.

Full proposals are due October 10, 2023. Learn more.
If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, sign up here.

LIVE WEBINARS (Use the links below or find them here.)

The EHR Racial Equity program team has put together a series of live webinars and recorded presentations that highlight the new solicitation as well as other proposal preparation aspects submitters will find helpful. The structure for each live webinar includes a presentation plus Q&A.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022: Overview of the Racial Equity in STEM Education program
This presentation gives an overview of the solicitation, including the Solicitation Specific Review Criteria.

The recorded video is available here.

The presentation slides are available here.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022: Proposal Budgets
This presentation walks through key parts of budgets, budget justifications, and approaches to writing them, so they align well with the Project Narrative.

The recorded video is available here.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022: Proposal Budget Q&A
This is an open “office hours” where you come and ask general questions about budget & budget justification.
1-2pm ET – Register here.