College of Liberal Arts

Limited Submission: NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Nominations due to Dean Slesnick by 1/27/10

Wednesday Jan 27, 2010


Please disseminate to appropriate researchers in your colleges and ORUs and coordinate internal review of pre-proposals:

Sponsor:          The National Science Foundation

Program:         Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Limitations:      ONE proposal per track: 1): the Noyce Teacher Scholarship Track and 2). NSF Teaching Fellows/Master Teaching Fellows Track (please contact <>  if you are interested in I3 for this particular call).

Program Guidelines:      The complete solicitation can be found at <> for review.

Internal Review Procedures:

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to <>  no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 1 , 2010:

1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination

2. Two to three page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of the proposed research project. **Please make note of which track the submission is for.

3. The bio sketch of the UT PI

Each department should submit all proposals forward with a ranking from the Dean/Associate Dean for Research.

Eligibility:   For Noyce proposals, the PI, or at least one Co-PI, must be a faculty member in a mathematics, science, or engineering department.

Program Description:   The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers.  The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts.  A new component of the program supports STEM professionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master’s degree programs leading to teacher certification by providing academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they are fulfilling a four-year teaching commitment in a high-need school district.  This new component also supports the development of NSF Master Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements for exemplary math and science teachers to become Master Teachers in high-need school districts.  
Please see the solicitation for complete information.

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