Limited Submission: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

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

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Limited Submission: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) January 26, 2017

 

SF State Limited Submission Guidelines

Sponsor: NSF

Source: Federal

Title of Funding Opportunity: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

Link to program announcement

Deadlines:

To AVP, ORSP for review and approval: 02/10/2017

AVP, ORSP decision: 02/15/2017

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

Full Proposal Deadline: March 29, 2017

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: A well-educated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is a significant contributor tomaintaining 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 ahigh 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).

Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awardsto Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships and to advance the adaptation, implementation, andstudy of effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, transfer (ifappropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM. The S-STEM programencourages collaborations among different types of partners: Partnerships among different types of institutions;collaborations of STEM faculty and institutional, educational, and social science researchers; and partnershipsamong 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 demonstratedfinancial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) to improvethe education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-incomestudents; and 3) to generate knowledge to advance understanding of how factors or evidence-based curricular andco-curricular activities affect the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM oflow-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, chemicaltechnology, 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 urbanpublic and rural institutions.

Eligibility as stated by sponsor

Keywords: Biological Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Materials Science, Mathematical,  Computer and Information Sciences; Geosciences; Engineering; and Biotechnology, Chemicaltechnology, Engineering Technology, Information Technology

Questions about this limited submission opportunity:

For CoSE PIs: Uschi Simonis, Assistant Dean for Research (CoSE), uschi@sfsu.edu
All other units:  Michael Scott, AVP for Research, ORSP, mjscott@sfsu.edu

 

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