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NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

Grants for Science and Technology Scholarships
U.S. and U.S. Territories Academic Institutions

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National Science Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/14/12 5:00 PM local time


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Grants to academic institutions to provide scholarships to outstanding full-time students in need (U.S. citizens or legal residents) enrolled in one of the following disciplines: biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields); physical sciences, including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science; mathematical sciences; computer and information sciences; geosciences; engineering; or technology areas associated with the preceding fields. To qualify for a scholarship of up to $10,000, students must demonstrate financial need, academic ability or potential, and be enrolled in programs leading to an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree.

The S-STEM program emphasizes the importance of recruiting students to STEM disciplines, mentoring and supporting students through degree completion, and partnering with employers to facilitate student career placement in the STEM workforce. Participating institutions are expected to support the goals of the S-STEM program including the following:
* Improved educational opportunities for students
* Increased retention of students to degree achievement
* Improved student support programs at institutions of higher education
* Increased numbers of well-educated and skilled employees in technical areas of national need

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 128382

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

80 - 100

Estimated Size of Grant:

$100,000 - $600,000; annual budgets are limited to $225,000 in direct costs.

Term of Contract:

Up to 5 years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Institutions of higher education in the United States and its territories that grant associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math disciplines.

Pre-Application Information:

An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent college or school that awards eligible degrees. An institution without constituent schools (for example, a 4-year college or a community college) may submit one proposal each year. An institution that is part of a larger system is considered separate for this purpose if it is geographically separate and has its own chief academic officer.

Each proposal that requests funding to support postdoctoral researchers must include, as a supplementary document, a description of the mentoring activities that will be provided for such individuals.

The Principal Investigator must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of the S-STEM disciplines who can provide the leadership required to ensure the success of the project. Projects involving more than one department within an institution are eligible, but a single Principal Investigator must accept overall management responsibility. Other members of the S-STEM project management team may be listed as Co-Principal Investigators.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Joyce B. Evans, Lead Program Director, 835 N
telephone: (703) 292-5098

Louis J. Everett, Alternate Lead Program Director, 835
telephone: (703) 292-4645

Joseph Grabowski, Alternate Lead Program Director, 835
telephone: (703) 292-8670

Duncan E. McBride, Program Director, 835 N
telephone: (703) 292-4630,

Erin E. McDougal, Science Assistant
telephone: (703) 292-7891

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