In mid-February 2011, the National Science Foundation confirmed that it will no longer continue to support the National STEM Distributed Learning funding program (as of September 30, 2011), within the Division of Undergraduate Education, Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
NSDL, however, continues to move forward! We are vastly appreciative of NSF's generous support over the past 10 years, and look forward to NSDL's next iteration. The NSDL Resource Center, NSDL Technical Network Services, Pathways, Services, Targeted Research, and small grant project PIs are engaging in community discussion of existing additional opportunities within and beyond NSF. NSDL has the opportunity to leverage its expertise as a distributed collaborative for digital library development, and technology-enabled delivery of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resources, collections, tools and services.
You can follow and participate in these discussions via the Future Directions Forum: Transitioning NSDL. NSDL continues all normal operations: technological infrastructure and support, search, collections harvest, partnership activities, outreach, and professional development. We'll see you at the upcoming CyTSE conference, March 8-9, and at the National Science Teachers Association annual meeting, March 10-13, 2011 - both in San Francisco. Stay tuned!