Monthly Archives: August 2021

Grant Opportunity: Advanced Technological Education

Funding Opportunity Number: 21-598
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Expected Number of Awards: 80
Award Ceiling: $7,500,000
Award Floor: $70,000

Posted Date: Jul 09, 2021
Closing Date for Applications: Oct 14, 2021
Estimated Total Program Funding: $75,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted
Agency Name: National Science Foundation

Description: With a focus on two-year Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program supports the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions (grades 7-12, IHEs), industry, and economic development agencies to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary institution school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways; and other activities. The program invites applied research proposals that advance the knowledge base related to technician education. It is required that projects be faculty driven and that courses and programs are credit bearing, although materials developed may also be used for incumbent worker education.