Deadline Jan 18: The New NSF AISL Proposal

When:  Jan 18, 2022 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  NSF INCLUDES National Network
A core function of The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) is to support project teams as they develop proposals for the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program. Solicitation 21-599 details can be found here! Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 18, 2022
The AISL program supports new approaches to an evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments. It provides multiple pathways for broadening access to, and engagement with, STEM learning experiences. The program advances innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments with the goal of engaging the public of all ages in STEM learning in informal environments. Consistent with the previous solicitation, there are six types of projects that can be submitted for consideration for funding: Pilots and Feasibility Studies; Research in Service to Practice; Innovations in Development; Broad Implementation; Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses; and Conferences.
Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 18, 2022
Solicitation highlights at a glance:
  • NEW: All submitters must use or to submit their proposal.
  • NEW: The project description narrative is limited to 15 single-spaced pages.
  • NEW: There will be a separate solicitation for the Informal STEM Learning Resource Center.
  • REMINDER: All proposals must articulate clear rationales describing why a project is primarily informal and how it adds value to the informal STEM learning community.
  • REMINDER: The AISL program prefers collaborative proposals to be submitted using the single-entity option. For collaborative proposals uploaded as separate submissions from multiple organizations, the minimum one-year budget amount is $75,000 for each organization for each project year.
  • REMINDER: Any proposal submitted in response to this solicitation should be in accordance with the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), which is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021.
 Additional proposal development resources and a schedule for information sessions with NSF AISL Program Officers will be forthcoming on the NSF AISL program, and in the CAISE monthly newsletter.