Date Open: 
05/09/2014
Sponsor: 
National Science Foundation
ORD Notice of Intent Deadline: 
02/07/2022
Agency Deadline: 
03/16/2022
Limit per Institution: 
1 from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field
Source: 
External

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Solicitation: NSF 21-550

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 inquiry 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.

 

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):

  •   March 16, 2022

     Third Wednesday in March, Annually Thereafter

  • ORD Letter of Intent Deadline - Monday, February 7, 2022
  • Agency Deadline -  March 16, 2022

Anticipated Funding Amount:  $50-70,000,000

Estimated Number of Awards: 60-80

Limit on Number of Proposals per college: An Institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than one proposal is submitted per facility.

S-STEM Eligible Degree Programs

  • Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Engineering, and Associate of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Engineering
  • Doctoral

S-STEM Eligible 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
  • Technology fields associated with the disciplines above (e.g., biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology)

 

The general guidance for the preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office:

COVER SHEET (1 page) -please use an 11 point or higher font with one inch margins.

  • Solicitation Name and Descriptive Title
  • Project Summary:  3 or 4 sentences or bullet points that provide an overview of the objective of your proposed research, how you plan to do it, and the expected outcome.
  • 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. 
  • Justification for NSF support: A few sentences on why this research fits with the RFP and strategic goals of NSF. 

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION (1 page) - please use an 11 point or higher font with one inch margins.

Problem statement: Clear and concise statement of

  • Research question(s) and how the project will address the research question(s);
  • Proposed activities: Describe the project to be undertaken and provide the technical specifications of the research activities and timelines that will be undertaken.
  • How the proposed research can lead to the advancement of research/knowledge in this area.
  • Expected results: Describe the outcome you anticipate from the research.
  • Abbreviated CV or biographical sketch of the principal investigator – separate page
  • Optional - Suggest one or two names to serve on the internal review committee.

Submit your Notice of Intent to the: 

  • SMARTSHEET FORM     

Problems with the Smartsheet platform - or questions.  Email  research.development@oregonstate.edu

 

if each of your colleges has their own chief academic officer then each one can submit a proposal to the competition. However, if Oregon State University has *ever* received an S-STEM or STEP award then these proposals must be in S-STEM Track 2 or Track 3 (and they need to discuss lessons learned, intellectual merit and broader impacts of the previous or active S-STEM/STEP awards).