Important Information for Proposers

Any proposal submitted in response to this funding opportunity should be submitted in accordance with the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. The NSF PAPPG is regularly revised and it is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets the requirements specified in this solicitation and the applicable version of the PAPPG. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

S-STEM: FAQs Now Available

January 18, 2023

Updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the latest solicitation of the NSF Scholarships in STEM program (S-STEM) NSF 23-527 are now available.

This FAQ document provides answers to questions about eligibility, scholarship amount calculations, definition of low-income status for graduate students and allowable costs, evaluation requirements, etc.

If you or your colleagues want to submit a proposal and have questions, there is a high likelihood that you will find an answer in this document. For anything else, do not hesitate in contacting any of the program officers listed in the solicitation or the S-STEM leadership team.

The S-STEM Program supports institutions of higher education to fund scholarships for academically talented low-income undergraduate and graduate students and to study and implement a program of activities that support their recruitment, retention and graduation in STEM. Tracks 2, 3 and Collaborative Planning Grants proposals are due March 2, 2023, and Track 1 proposals are due March 29, 2023.