Limited Submission: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

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From the Desk of Michael Scott, AVP for Research, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, SF State

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Limited Submission Opportunity: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) July 17,  2018


SF State Limited Submission Guidelines

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Source: Federal

Title of Funding Opportunity: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

Link to program announcement


To AVP, ORSP for review and approval: August 31, 2018

AVP, ORSP decision: September 07, 2018

If accepted, ORSP 7-business day deadline for internal approvals: November 07, 2018

             Full Proposal Deadline: November 07, 2018

Required materials for ORSP submission:

  1. Summary no longer than three pages in length
  2. All on- and off-campus collaborations
  3. Publications or other indicators of productivity in the past 3 years relevant to this FOA

Program officer contact information
(it is highly recommended that you contact this person early in the process)

Synopsis of offering:

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.
The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences

Eligibility as stated by sponsor

Keywords: Education, Graduate Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Biological Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Computer and Information Sciences

Questions about this limited submission opportunity

For CoSE PIs: Uschi Simonis, Assistant Dean for Research (CoSE),
All other units: Michael Scott, AVP for Research, ORSP,


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