Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Information on S-STEM and S-STEM-Net

March 23, 2021

Students interested in applying to S-STEM: The S-STEM program funds US institutions of higher learning who in turn implement the scholarship program and select scholars based on the eligibility requirements described in the S-STEM solicitation. S-STEM does not fund students directly. Students who are interested in applying to an S-STEM scholarship should inquire with their institution’s Office of Financial Aid or Office of Sponsored Programs whether an S-STEM project is available on campus and who is the responsible PI.

About the upcoming FY21 S-STEM competition:

A new 2021 S-STEM solicitation (NSF 21-550) is available. Proposers are advised to take note of several important changes to prior solicitations. Note: The text of this solicitation underwent minor revisions on 01/12/2020.

FY2021 Narrated Webinar for Potential S-STEM Proposers (NSF 21-550)

S-STEM potential proposers are advised to watch the narrated webinar here (press F5 on your keyboard to begin the slideshow).

New S-STEM-Net solicitation:

In addition, the S-STEM program published a new S-STEM-Net solicitation. In March 2021, NSF’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources and Division of Undergraduate Education released a new solicitation for proposals to strengthen the S-STEM program by supporting a new S-STEM Network (S-STEM-Net), NSF 21-569.

Purpose of the S-STEM-Net: S-STEM-Net will build a robust national ecosystem to support domestic low-income STEM students in achieving their career goals.  It will achieve this goal through collaboration with multi-sector partners, including the more than 500 S-STEM sites across the country and territories.  Expected outcomes of S-STEM-Net include increased access and inclusion in STEM, greater adaptability of higher STEM education to changing learning needs, improved dissemination of innovations and achievements of the S-STEM community, and deeper understanding of how to support the success of the diverse population of low-income STEM students.