This is a Limited Submission funding opportunity. Please follow the campus procedure outlined below
Title:  NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) - Limited Submission
Agency:  National Science Foundation
Deadline(s):  
03/28/2018 - Full Proposal
Eligibility:  An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. *For the S-STEM Institutional Capacity Building and Design and Development Type 1 Single Institution projects, the PI must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of the S-STEM disciplines. For Design and Development Type 2 Multi-institutional Consortia projects, the Principal Investigator must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of the S-STEM disciplines or an educational or social science researcher who can provide the leadership required to ensure the success of the project.
Campus Procedure:  Interested investigators should submit a notice of intent to Kelly Pillsbury at funding@research.ucsb.edu by Thursday, January 12th at 5 p.m. The notice should include: 1) PI Name; 2) Names of co-PIs or collaborators; 3) The submitting college or school (L&S, CCS, or Engineering) Brief description of the proposed project (no more than one paragraph), including the target student population If more than one potential project per school or college is identified, pre-proposals will be requested and a review process will be developed. Please contact Meredith Murr with any questions about the program or campus process, ext. 3925 or murr@research.ucsb.edu.
Summary:  This program provides funds for scholarships to encourage and enable low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need to enter the workforce or graduate study following completion of associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in STEM. Recognizing that scholarships alone cannot address low retention and graduation rates in STEM, the program also supports the implementation and testing of existing effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities (e.g., evidence-based practices; professional and workforce development activities) featuring: (1) close involvement of STEM faculty, (2) student mentoring, (3) provisions of academic and student support, (4) adaptation of existing high quality evidence-based practices, and (5) recognition of S-STEM Scholars. Successful projects include involvement of the Offices of Financial Aid, Offices of Student Services, Offices of Institutional Research, and business and industry The program goals are: 1) to increase the recruitment, retention, student success, and graduation (including student transfer) of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, graduate degrees in STEM and enter the STEM workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) to adapt, implement, and study models, effective evidence-based practices, and/or strategies that contribute to understanding how factors or existing high quality evidence-based practices affect recruitment, retention, student success, academic/career pathways, and/or degree attainment (including student transfer) in STEM of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need; and 3) to contribute to the implementation and sustainability of effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities for low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need, pursuing undergraduate or graduate education, and entry into the workforce or graduate programs in STEM. 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.) Awards to support Institutional Capacity Building projects should not exceed $650K for 5 years. Awards to support Design and Development Type 1 Single Institution projects should not exceed $1M for 5 years. Awards to support Design and Development Type 2 Multi-Institutional Consortia projects should not exceed $5M million for 5 years
Solicitation Number:  NSF 17-527
Agency Contact:  Connie Della-Piana, 703/292-5309, cdellapi@nsf.gov
URL:  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17527/nsf17527.htm
Area(s):  Eng, MLPS, SS
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