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NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program  (S-STEM)

S-STEM 2016 Q&A, Webinars, and FAQs

Narrated Powerpoint Presentations and information (dates, times, and links) about WebEx Question and Answer Sessions are available related to the new S-STEM 2016 solicitation here. The NSF S-STEM Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is available here.

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Connie  K. Della-Piana cdellapi@nsf.gov (703) 292-5309   
John  Krupczak JKRUPCZA@nsf.gov (703) 292-4647   
Kevin  Lee kelee@nsf.gov (703) 292-4639   
Paul  Tymann ptymann@nsf.gov (703) 292-2260   
Yvette  P. Weatherton yweather@nsf.gov (703) 292-5323   

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  16-540

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  May 16, 2016

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  April 20, 2017

Third Thursday in April, Annually Thereafter

SYNOPSIS

A well-educated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is a significant contributor to maintaining the competitiveness of the U.S. in the global economy.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by the program and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) [6], [16]

Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships and to advance the adaptation, implementation, and study of effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM. The S-STEM program encourages collaborations among different types of partners: Partnerships among different types of institutions; collaborations of STEM faculty and institutional, educational, and social science researchers; and partnerships among institutions of higher education and local business and industry, if appropriate. 

The program seeks: 1) to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) to improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and 3) to generate knowledge to advance understanding of how  factors or evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities affect  the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM of low-income students.

The STEM disciplines supported by the S-STEM program include: 

  • Biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields); 
  • Physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science); 
  • Mathematical sciences; 
  • Computer and information sciences; 
  • Geosciences; 
  • Engineering; and 
  • Technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example, biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology, etc.)

The S-STEM program particularly encourages proposals from 2-year institutions, Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), tribal colleges, and urban public and rural institutions.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

This program provides educational opportunities for  Undergraduate Students . This program provides indirect funding for students at this level or focuses on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention. To inquire about possible funding opportunities not directly from NSF, please look at the active awards for this program.

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