National Defense Education Program (NDEP) for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and Biotechnology Education, Outreach, and Workforce Initiative Programs (and Enhanced Civics Education in collaboration with Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps JROTC)
White papers (required) due January 25, 2021.
NDEP instructions: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/PKG00264446-instructions.pdf
The Department of Defense (DoD) National Defense Education Program (NDEP) seeks innovative applications on mechanisms to implement Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, outreach, and/or workforce initiative programs, here onto referred as STEM activities. NDEP also seeks innovative applications on mechanisms to specifically implement Biotechnology outreach and workforce development, which here onto will be referred as Biotech activities. Additional NDEP efforts also includes a pilot program in Enhanced Civics education.
1) STEM Education, Outreach, and Workforce Development (STEM Activities) - includes (among others) Innovative remote learning experiences for Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality to teach mathematics, computer science, data science. Professional development in STEM disciplines for education majors, including students pursuing STEM degrees
2) Biotechnology Education and Workforce Development (Biotech Activities) - includes K-12 Biotech education, both formal and informal; K-12 Biotech teacher training; Training / Retraining
3) Enhanced Civics Education - in collaboration with Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps JROTC