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Development of Innovative and Inquiry-Oriented Software and Tools for Science and Health Education


Funding opportunities are available for the development of discovery-oriented educational software and the application of educational technology and tools for health science topics that target K-12 students, families, students from community, tribal, undergraduate colleges and the general public. Topics can range from basic biological science to specific human diseases. Examples include; but are not limited to regenerative medicine, bioengineering, and how different parts of the body work across the lifespan, healthy living and lifestyle, mental health, and prevention of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Development of software, technology, or tools may be directed towards new products or adaptation of existing products designed to be more efficient, cost-effective, and user-friendly in promoting interactive learning, dissemination and promotion of health science. This effort is intended to yield efficient and user-friendly, culturally appropriate and effective educational units that can be extended to enhance the health science literacy of the general public. A broad dissemination is strongly encouraged.

Examples of responsive applications may include but are not limited to:

A. Web-based, stand-alone computational tools, instructional software or other interactive media for dissemination of science education; 

B. Curriculum materials, Interactive teaching aids, models for classroom instruction, and teacher education workshops; and

C. Development of health promotion and disease prevention/intervention materials such as informational videos and/or print materials and programs which are culturally appropriate for populations and special communities.

Projects that target the following constituencies are strongly encouraged:

D. K-12 students;

E. Students of community colleges, tribal colleges, undergraduate colleges and minority-serving institutions; and 

F. Patients and families with health conditions that disproportionately affect minorities and other medically underserved populations, including members of disadvantaged urban and rural communities.

Dr. Krishan Arora

Research Infrastructure, NCRR

301-435-0788, Fax: 301-480-3770

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