Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (NSF 17-541)


National Science Foundation (NSF)


August 29, 2017. (Last Tuesday in August, Annually Thereafter)


The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science (including engineering and computer science) teachers. The program invites creative and innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting and preparing highly effective elementary and secondary science and mathematics teachers in high-need local educational agencies.

The program offers four tracks:

  1. The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends Track,
  2. The NSF Teaching Fellowships Track,
  3. The NSFMaster Teaching Fellowships Track,
    • In addition, Capacity Building proposals are accepted from proposers intending to develop a future Track 1, 2, or 3 proposal.
  4. Noyce Research Track.

Please see Section 3. Project Description of the RFP for additional details on each Track.


The PI/Co-PI team must include at least one faculty member from a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics department in an institution of higher education and at least one education faculty member in an institution of higher education.

Available Funding:

Estimated Number of Awards: 55 to 70 including 29 – 31 Track 1: Scholarships & Stipends; 4 – 6 Track 2: Teaching Fellowships; 10 – 12 Track 3: Master Teaching Fellowships; 9 – 14 Capacity Building; and 3 – 7 Track 4: Noyce Research.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $58,000,000 annually for new Noyce awards, subject to the availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP: