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Limited Submission: STEM-NET Faculty Education SEED Grants

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

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Limited Submission: STEM-NET Faculty Education SEED Grants

December 12, 2019

SF State Limited Submission Guidelines

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Source: Federal

Title of Funding Opportunity: STEM-NET Faculty Education SEED Grants


To AVP, ORSP for review and approval: February 21, 2020

AVP, ORSP decision: February 28, 2020

If accepted, ORSP 7-business day deadline for internal approvals:  March 9, 2020

Full Proposal: March 15, 2020

Required materials for ORSP submission:

1.    Summary no longer than two 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

See proposal template here

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


Synopsis of offering:

In fall 2018, the CSU launched a new STEM-NET affinity group with the following vision and mission:

  • STEM-NET Vision: To make the CSU a world-wide leader in the preparation, graduation and employment of outstanding, diverse STEM students.
  • STEM-NET Mission: To enable CSU STEM leaders to share expertise and leverage system-wide opportunities to foster the implementation of global best practices in research, pedagogy, and learning as related to the STEM fields within the CSU.

The goal of these Faculty Seed Grants is to support and encourage the development of a strong program of education research or scholarship by faculty members in STEM fields. STEM-NET Seed awards are to fund activity that supports the submission of large external grants, aligned with the mission and that further the vision of STEM-NET.



This seed funding opportunity is being offered as a part of STEM-NET’s activities for 2020. There are two kinds of grants available. Single-investigator grants are limited to $20,000; multiple-investigator grants are capped at $40,000.

For this, the Steering Committee is seeking nominations from Campus Provosts. In subsequent years, the nature and amounts of available funding will depend on the direction taken by the Executive Director, in conjunction with the Steering Committee. deadline.



  • Tenure-Track or Tenured faculty members eligible for NSF or similar Federal grants
  • Funding is to launch new projects and is not to be used to supplement ongoing funded programs
  • The new research/scholarship project will advance STEM education research


Keywords: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, STEM

Questions about this limited submission opportunity:

Uschi Simonis, Assistant Dean for Research (CoSE),

Michael Scott, AVP for Research, ORSP,

Jessica Mankus, Grant Development Specialist,