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Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers Program Now Accepting Proposals

Jun 04, 2019 at 09:00 am by Amanda Lai

Grant Opportunity: The National Science Foundation's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program is a research and development program that supports learning opportunities for students PreK - 12 that involve innovative use of technology. The ITEST program aims to foster knowledge and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communication technology (ICT) careers through these technology-rich experiences

Grants are awarded in the following categories: 

  • Exploring Theory and Design Principles (ETD) grants support the development of the conceptual framework for innovations that foster student knowledge of, and interest in, STEM and ICT careers. 
  • Developing and Testing Innovations (DTI) grants support the design, pilot-testing or implementing of the innovation. 
  • Scaling, Expanding, and Iterating Innovations (SEI) grants support projects that expand the reach of an existing innovation. 
  • Synthesis grants support syntheses and meta-analyses of effective technology-based models and STEM/ICT workforce development in PreK-12 students which results in products usable by researchers and practitioners.
  • Conference grants support conferences projects aimed at building capacity among researchers and practitioners.
  • The ITEST Resource Center grantfunds the creation of a resource center to provide support current and prospective ITEST awardees,  

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, local school districts, and other organizations as specified here. 

Grant Amount: Proposals may request the amounts as follows: 

  • Exploring Theory and Design Principles Grants: Maximum of $400,000
  • Developing and Testing Innovations Grants: Maximum of $1,500,000
  • Scaling, Expanding and Iterating Innovation Grants: Maximum of $3,000,000
  • Synthesis Grants: Maximum of $300,000
  • Conference Grants: Maximum of $100,000
  • ITEST Resource Center: Maximum of $4,000,000

Grant Period: ETD, DTI, and SEI grants have a duration of three, four, and five years respectively. Synthesis and conference grants have a grant period of two years and one year respectively. The ITEST Resource Center Award has a grant period of three years. 

Application Deadline: August 19, 2019

For more information: For more information, please visit the program solicitation here. 

Brockport Research Institute is a NYS certified woman-owned business enterprise that provides grant-writing, evaluation, project management, and professional learning services.  For questions or more information on this or any other grant opportunity, please contact us at or call Sara Silverstone at (585) 703-5400.