About the ECR Hub
About the ECR Hub
The ECR Hub aims to build, support, and grow communities of current and prospective ECR grantees, in partnership with NSF and other related NSF-funded resource hubs and institutes.
What We Do
The EDU Core Research (ECR) Hub is a multi-institutional resource center that partners with NSF to:
- Extend the reach and influence of ECR’s existing investments in fundamental STEM education research.
- Foster career development opportunities for current and prospective ECR grantees, especially for groups and institutions underrepresented in the current ECR portfolio.
Primary activities include:
- Identify the needs of diverse ECR grantee communities through interviews, surveys, and community listening sessions.
- Strengthen research networks and information sharing among current ECR grantees, such as facilitating ECR-specific events and resources at AERA 2023 and organizing the 2024 ECR Principal Investigator meeting.
- Catalogue and synthesize ECR research through data tools to explore the portfolio (such as the interactive ECR project search portal) as well as curate resources from existing ECR training institutes.
- Conduct outreach and broaden participation in the ECR program through targeted workshops, webinars, and communities of practices for prospective grantees, such as through a recorded workshop on developing a one-pager for an ECR proposal idea.
- Collaborate with other NSF resource hubs and related NSF programs to advance long-term ECR goals, such as fostering knowledge exchanges and collaborations between fundamental and applied researchers.
The ECR Hub launched in October 2022 with an initial focus on infrastructure building and relationship building to advance a broader 5-year vision. Subscribe to our mailing list for updates as we continue to build out this website and plan community activities.
Who We Are
The American Institutes for Research® (AIR®) leads the ECR Hub in close partnership with NSF and three partner organizations: Georgia State University, Morgan State University, and Northwestern University.
An institutionally diverse and multidisciplinary advisory board helps guide the ECR Hub goals and activities. In addition, Partner to Improve serves as our external evaluator.
The ECR Hub’s Leadership Team provides strategic oversight and expertise in fundamental research, STEM education, and community building: