The SEPA Program
The Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program funds innovative K-12 STEM and Informal Science Education (ISE) educational projects. SEPA projects create partnerships among biomedical and clinical researchers and K-12 teachers and schools, museums and science centers, media experts, and other educational organizations. SEPA K-12 resources target state and national K-12 standards for STEM teaching and learning and are rigorously evaluated for effectiveness. SEPA is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (R25) encourages applications to its SEPA program for the development and evaluation of innovative research education programs to improve PreK-12 research career opportunities and the community's understanding of the health science advances supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical and basic research. SEPA encourages dynamic partnerships between biomedical and clinical researchers and PreK-12 teachers and schools and other interested organizations. Particular importance will be given to applications that target PreK-12 and/or ISE/media topics that may not be addressed by existing curriculum, community-based or ISE/media activities.
More Information: (R25) PAR-14-228
Serious STEM Games for Pre-College and Informal Science Education Audiences
Serious games are defined as the use of gaming technology to train, educate, and encourage behavioral changes in a virtual world format where progressive learning, feedback on success and user control are combined into an interactive and engaging experience.
It is anticipated that these grants will facilitate the translation of new or existing health and medicine-based, P-12 STEM curricula and museum exhibits into educational games that will provide a hands-on, inquiry-based and learning-by-doing experience for students, Teachers and the community.
(SBIR) (R43/R44) PAR-14-325 | (STTR) (R41/R42) PAR-14-326
FEATURED GRANT WEBSITE
Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses: Animal Contributions towards a Healthier Citizenry is a cooperative effort among Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Discovery Learning Research Center at Discovery Park, College of Education, Agricultural Communication, College of Health and Human Sciences, Science Bound Program; public schools in Indiana; and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis to develop, evaluate and disseminate educational programs for K-12 students, parents, teachers, and the public about the science involved in keeping people healthy.
The project will emphasize health issues that affect both people and animals: obesity prevention, cancer prevention and asthma. more
Nancy P. Moreno, Ph.D
Professor, Allied Health Sciences & Family and Community Medicine
Senior Associate Director, CEO
Editorial Director, BioEd Online and K8 Science
Center for Educational Outreach
Baylor College of Medicine
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Houston, TX 77021