This program supports the active involvement of K-12 teachers and community college faculty in engineering research in order to bring knowledge of engineering and technological innovation into their classrooms. The program features two mechanisms of support for in-service and pre-service K-12 teachers and/or community college faculty:
- RET Supplements, which may be included in proposals for new or renewal NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) grants or as supplements to ongoing NSF ENG-funded projects and
- RET Sites, which are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct research participation projects for a number of K-12 teachers and/or community college faculty.
Approximately $3 million was expected to be available annually for awards when this solicitation was released in 2007, with sites limited to $500,000 total for a duration of up to three years and supplements limited to $10,000 per teacher for a duration of one year. Five site awards per year are anticipated. Proposals are due Nov. 17, 2008. For more information, visit http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07557