Government Funding Sources

U.S. Department of Education
IES: Institute for Education Sciences Funding Opportunities

NSF: National Science Foundation
EHR: Education & Human Resources (several funding mechanisms)

NIH: National Institutes of Health
Course Development in the Neurobiology of Disease (R25)
SEPA: Science Education Partnership Awards (R25)

NIAAA: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse, and Alcoholism
Alcohol Education Project Grants (R25)

NCI: National Cancer Institute
Cancer Education Grants Program (R25)
Cancer Education and Career Development Program (R25)

NCRR: National Center for Research Resources
SEPA: Science Education Partnership Awards (R25)

NIDA: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Science Education Drug Abuse Partnership Award (R25)

NIAID: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Science Education Awards (R25)

NIDDK: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Education Program Grants (R25)

NIGMS: National Institute of General Medical Sciences
RISE: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Program (R25)

NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health
Research Education Grant (R25)
Course Development in the Neurobiology of Disease (R25)

 
Now Accepting Applications for Student Science Education Grants ($500-$1500)
The Duke Center for Science Education is currently offering grants for student teams to develop hands-on science activities for children in Grades 4-10.  For more information and to apply, click here.
 
President Brodhead Awards Duke's Center for Science Education Executive Director
Congratulations to Chris Adamczyk, Executive Director of Duke's Center for Science Education, who was honored on April 20 by President Brodhead for winning a 2010 Presidential Award . This prestigious award is given to Duke staff and faculty to recognize distinctive contributions to Duke University & the Duke Health System over the past year. Read more about her award here.
 
The Hartwell Foundation Gift Establishes Science Summer Camp for Teens
The Duke Center for Science Education has received a $1.3 million gift from The Hartwell Foundation to establish a residential summer science camp for teens in grades 8, 9, & 10.  The campers will be bright, curious, capable students who are still unsure about choosing science as a career path.  The camp, a collaboration between the Center and Duke Medicine, will seek to make a life-changing difference early in the lives of young campers by sparking the desire to follow an academic pathway that leads to lifelong involvement in science.  For more information and to view the press release, click here.
 
RBC Supports Center
The Duke Center for Science Education recently received generous support from RBC Corporate to support the Showcase of Science Education coming this Fall.  Stay tuned for more information on this exciting venture!
 
Duke Science Ed Project Goes Virtual
Duke Today's Research Blog features a story on a virtual reality program developed by students in Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom's independent study course in science education.  Students Marcel Yang and David McMullen reported to the Visualization Forum about their really cool program to help students learn chemistry--and it's all about alcohol! 
 
Spotlight on Interdisciplinary Studies
Spotlight on Interdisciplinary Studies: The Duke Center for Science Education is highlighted in the July 2008 Spotlight published by the Provost's Office on Interdisciplinary Studies.  Read how the Center interweaves faculty research, student education, and community outreach. 
 
Program Highlighted in Science Magazine

The Pharmacology Education Partnership (PEP), a high school curriculum developed by faculty in the Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology and at the NC School of Science & Math, was assessed nationally and published in the Sept.28, 2007 issue of Science Magazine. Details on the paper available here.