ERIC Number: ED162692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
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Opportunities for Improving Science Education Using National Science Foundation Grants. Resource Paper No. 14.
The programs of the National Science Foundation (NSF), whose mission is to support basic research, science education, and general science literacy, should be seriously considered by two-year college science faculty and administrators as alternative sources of funding to accomplish institutional and personal objectives. The three divisions of NSF, each with its own focus, fund the majority of efforts to support science education. Within the Scientific Personnel Improvement Division are the Women in Science Program and the Science Faculty Professional Development Program. Three programs of the Science Education Resources Improvement Division which seem particularly relevant for community colleges are Local Course Improvement, Instructional Scientific Equipment Program, and Comprehensive Assistance to Undergraduate Science Education. The Science Education Development and Research Division operates two programs of interest, Development in Science Education and Research in Science Education. The Office of Science and Society is another source of funding through the Public Understanding of Science Program. In addition to describing NSF and each of these programs, this paper considers the reasons for low two-year college participation in the programs, institutional activities which can facilitate successful fund seeking, how to succeed with NSF proposals, and the advantages of fund seeking. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Resource Development, Washington, DC.