National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Date Posted:
01/12/18
Status:Accepting NOI
Deadline for Notice of Intent (NOI):01/19/18
Agency Deadline:03/28/18
Limit on Number of Proposals:One per school or college- KU-L and KUMC: Considered independent organizations.
Sponsor Website:https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17527/nsf17527.htm
Pivot Link:http://pivot.cos.com/funding_opps/104182
Abstract:

This program supports scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines.

The program seeks: 1) to increase the number of 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 students who have demonstrated a financial need; 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 these students.

S-STEM scholarship recipients must:

·      Be citizens of the United States, nationals of the US, aliens admitted as refugees, or aliens lawfully admitted to the US for permanent residence;

·      Be enrolled full time in a degree program at the baccalaureate, or graduate level in one of the following disciplines:

o  Biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields);

o  Physical sciences, including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science; 

o  Mathematical sciences;

o  Computer and information sciences;

o  Geosciences;

o  Engineering;

o  Technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology etc.);

·      Demonstrate academic potential or ability;

·      Demonstrate financial need, defined for undergraduate students by the US Dept. of Education rules for need-based Federal financial aid, or, for graduate students, defined as financial eligibility for Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN);

Awards to support Institutional Capacity Building projects should not exceed $650,000 for 5 years. Awards to support Design and Development Type 1 Single Institution projects should not exceed $1.0 million for 5 years. Awards to support Design and Development: Multi-Institutional Consortia projects should not exceed $5.0 million for 5 years.  All budget thresholds include direct and indirect costs.

Limited Submission Proposals Procedure: http://policy.ku.edu/research/institutional-endorsement
Notice of Intent Procedure:

If you are interested in submitting to this opportunity, please Click Here * to submit a Notice of Intent form. You will be asked to provide your name and the names of any KU Co-PIs or senior personnel on the project team.

 

Please contact kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu if you have questions or experience any difficulty submitting the NOI form.

 

Please submit your NOI form or send an email NOI to kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018.

 

If the number of interested parties exceeds the mandated limit, the respondents will be asked to submit a brief pre-proposal for review by an internal selection committee.

 

If you have any questions about the solicitation or the process described above, please contact Nancy Biles at kureslimitedsubs@ku.edu or 864-7434.

Contact:Nancy Biles: 785-864-7434