Number: 
22-522
Sponsor: 
NSF
Award Ceiling: 
500000
Posted Date: 
October 29, 2021
Due Date: Full Proposal: 
January 25, 2022
The goal of the RCN-UBE program is to link biological research discoveries with innovations in biology education to improve the learning environment in undergraduate biology classrooms. The program seeks to improve undergraduate education by leveraging the power of a collaborative network recognizing that neweducational materials and pedagogies can simultaneously teach biological concepts while creating a supportive and engaging learning environment for all. TheRCN-UBE program supports groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training, and education. The theme or focus of an RCN-UBE proposal can be on any topic likely to advance this goal, and activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic, and international boundaries are encouraged. Acknowledging thatstudents’ educational pathways vary,networks that include under-resourced institutions as full, equitable partners are highly desired. Understanding thatpeople from diverse backgrounds bring different experiences and viewpoints, the RCN-UBE program is interested inproposals that include individuals from traditionally underrepresented in biological research and education as members of the steering committee. Lastly, the RCN-UBE program is also interested in developing, testing, and sharing best practices that can transform the online learning environment.