Howard Hughes Medical Institute

HHMI: National Request for Proposal for UTeach Replication

Program Summary

With funding generously provided by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), in partnership with the UTeach Institute (Institute) is currently accepting proposals from research universities interested in implementing the UTeach Secondary STEM Teacher Preparation Program Model. Up to ten universities will be awarded.


Proposals will be accepted from fully accredited, four-year, tax-exempt institutions of higher education with a current Carnegie classification of Research High or Research Very High.

Award Information

Up to $1,450,000 will be awarded to each grantee. Based on available funding, recipient universities will be awarded up to $1,450,000 over five-years to implement the UTeach secondary STEM teacher preparation program. A five-year content licensing fee of $50,000 will be paid to the UTeach Institute from grant funds received.

Funds are intended to be used toward startup costs to enable the creation of the new program and successful implementation of the UTeach Elements of Success (Appendix A), including (but not limited to) the hiring of master teachers, tuition stipends to recruit students, faculty release time, providing student internships, and offering mentor teachers financial compensation.  Grant awards cannot be used toward facilities, facilities rehabilitation or large instructional technologies with costs over $25,000.

To comply with the limitation of one submission per organization, please contact Cheryl Ridgeway ( or 384-3332) in the Office of the Vice President for Research, if you are interested in applying.

Date Due to DSP or UIF09/12/2013
Date Due to Sponsor09/19/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due Date06/03/2013
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