Date Open: 
National Science Foundation
ORD Notice of Intent Deadline: 
Agency Deadline: 
Limit per Institution: 
1 per project type
Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

An organization may serve as a lead organization on only one proposal per project type, not including conferences. Proposals that exceed the organizational limit will be returned without review. No exceptions will be made.

Alliances may submit proposals in one of two ways: a single submission from a lead organization, with other collaborating organizations included as subawardees , OR separate submissions from a lead organization and two collaborating organizations, with any additional collaborating organizations included as subawardees,

See PAPPG Chapter II.D.3 for additional information on collaborative proposals.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:

  • An individual may serve as a PI or Co-PI on only one NSF INCLUDES proposal per annual due date , not including conferences. Proposals that exceed the PI or Co-PI limit will be returned without review. No exceptions will be made.
  • A PI or co-PI of an active NSF INCLUDES Alliance may not be a PI or co-PI on a proposal under this solicitation, if the Alliance would still be active at the start of the new award. This limit does not include conference proposals.
  • Prior NSF INCLUDES funding is not required to be eligible to submit a proposal for any project type. The inclusion of former or current NSF INCLUDES investigators in proposals is encouraged, but not required

Project Types

1. Design & Development Launch Pilots (DDLPs) explore new strategies and models for collaborative approaches to broadening participation in STEM. Successful proposals will identify a specific broadening participation challenge to address, measurable objectives, and collaborative partners, with explanation of the role of each partnering individual or organization. Successful pilot projects will test and deliver models that enable new collaborative efforts or new approaches to advance equity and broaden participation in STEM.

2. Collaborative Change Consortia are networks that implement, study , and scale up systemic strategies that address a critical broadening participation challenge in STEM. Collaborative Change Consortia build the infrastructure necessary to: 1) foster collaboration, 2) broaden participation in STEM at city, state, or regional levels of impact by operationalizing the five design elements of collaborative infrastructure , and 3) contribute rigorous and innovative research to the knowledge base about broadening participation in STEM, These projects should result in research findings and sustainable , replicable models for city, state, and/or regional implementation and impact.

4. Network Connectors initiate or maintain linkages to the NSF INCLUDES National Network for projects or partnerships that are not currently funded by NSF INCLUDES

Due Dates  

  • NSF Agency Letter of Intent Due Date(s):  not required
  • Oregon State ORD Notice of Intent Due: September 16, 2022
  • NSF Agency Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): October 25, 2022

The ORD Notice of Intent should identify the name and organizations of the PI, Co-PIs and other key personnel who will be involved with the project. The lead organization should be explicitly identified.

The ORD Notice of Intent should include solicitation name and descriptive title, and brief synopsis (1 page) of:

  • the target population(s) and critical broadening participation in STEM challenge to be addressed through the project,
  • the proposed collaborative infrastructure theory of action (e.g., collective impact, networked improvement community),
  • the design and activities to be undertaken, and
  • a list of potential partners.

Additional Project Information and Description (1-2 pages)

  • Key PI/co-PIs:  5 or 6 sentences or bullet points that highlight team expertise as it relates to the project.
  • Budget:  Example:  The total cost of the project is anticipated to be $ X, with $ Y being requested from the NSF.  NSF funds will be used for: $ A for personnel; $ B for operations, and $ C for broader impacts/subcontracts etc. 
  • Expected results: Describe the outcome you anticipate from the research or program.