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

Date Posted:
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.
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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:
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 if you have questions or experience any difficulty submitting the NOI form.


Please submit your NOI form or send an email NOI to, 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 or 864-7434.

Contact:Nancy Biles: 785-864-7434