RFP of the Week – September 10, 2013

GHP Logo 2EdTech Times partners with Good Harbor Partners to feature RFPs provided by K12Leads – a weekly report of EdTech grant and contract RFPs issued by federal agencies.

Every week, we list the top RFPs issued by the Department of Education, National Science Foundation, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, NASA, and other federal agencies relevant to emerging EdTech firms.

RFPs for the week of September 10, 2013:

Department of Education – Educational Content Widget and Websites Due September 11 (Sept 5) @

The U.S. Department of Education requires support to build websites and a widget designed to discover educational resources. The project will have 2 primary components: (1) developer/publisher widget, and (2) user-facing websites.


National Science Foundation –  Research on Education and Learning (REAL) Due October 25 (Sept 5) @

The research REAL supports advances the frontiers of understanding about how more people learn, and use more STEM, more effectively. To do this, REAL projects are grounded in theory, ask well formulated research questions, employ relevant data and analytic techniques, and contribute to the growing body of literature on STEM education. REAL projects focus on learning of STEM content and practices and bring together the expertise, literatures, methods and learning priorities of the entire range of scientific communities represented by the NSF research directorates as well as EHR. REAL also supports research on efforts to make that knowledge available to other researchers, education developers, leaders and practitioners so that research is used broadly to improve STEM education.

To achieve these goals, REAL funds research that:

  • Addresses basic, foundational research questions about STEM learning and/or education using rigorous standards for theory, methods, and analysis. Such projects must be deeply rooted in STEM content and knowledge building practices.
  • Develops innovative research methods, measures, and conceptual models to test theory, to measure existing or emerging phenomena that address critically important issues in STEM education.
  • Investigates educational phenomena operating in and across learning environments to understand what works, for whom, why, and under what conditions, to inform future implementation possibilities and opportunities.
  • Explores lessons that can be learned in context or through practice to enhance basic knowledge and theoretical findings. Such implementation research would answer theoretical questions while using real world contexts to gather data.

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