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NSF Solicitation: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) - 17-573

Full Proposal Deadline(s): November 7, 2018
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Synopsis:The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.

The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences.

Virtual Office Hours: Wednesday, October 24 from 3 to 4 pm EDT
To help you develop and submit your proposal, the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) invites you to join one (or both) of the following virtual office hours with NSF AISL program officers. Virtual office hours are informal sessions where you can ask questions about the solicitation and/or the NSF merit review process. They are open to everyone.
Register and read important preparation information here.

Webinar on Preparing Clear and Effective Budgets and Budget Justifications: Wednesday, October 17 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM EDT
It is the job of the Principal Investigator (PI) to ensure that the project narrative, budget, and budget justification tell a single, connected story that makes a convincing argument for funding. In this webinar, AISL program officers and staff from NSF’s Division of Grants and Agreements will provide insight into how to apply the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) guidelines to develop clear and effective budgets and budget justifications. They will also answer your questions.

Please review the PAPPG section on budgets and budget justifications in advance of the webinar (pages II-15 to II-23).
Register here.