NSF Scholarships

Program Summary

The program seeks to increase the success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships, and to enhance and study effective curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, student success, and graduation in STEM. The S-STEM program encourages collaborations among different types of partners: Partnerships among different types of institutions, collaborations of STEM faculty and educational and social science researchers, or partnerships among institutions of higher education and business and industry.

The program seeks: 1) to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the STEM workforce or graduate study; 2) improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and 3) advance understanding of the factors or curricular and co-curricular activities affecting the success of low-income students.

Eligibility 

An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as a member of a multi-institutional Design and Development consortium) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

Award Information

$70,000,000 to $95,000,000 annually, for new and continuing awards, subject to availability of funds.

Awards for Strand 1 - Institutional Capacity Building projects may not exceed $650,000.

Awards for Strand 2 - Design and Development Type 1 Single Institution projects may not exceed $1.0 million.

Awards for Strand 2 - Design and Development Type 2 Multi-Institutional Consortia projects may not exceed $5.0 million. In all cases, the totals are inclusive of direct and indirect costs.

For Collaborative Proposals, budgets of the collaborating organizations should conform to the budgetary limits specified in this solicitation.

 

To comply with the limitation of one application from each college that awards degrees in an eligible field, please contact the Associate Dean for Research of your college Joe Kearney (joe-kearney@uiowa.edu / 335-3994) or Milan Sonka  (milan-sonka@uiowa.edu/ 335-5191)  by Thursday, February 23,  2017, if you are interested in applying.

 

Internal non-WINS deadline: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sponsor Deadline: Thursday, March 20, 2017

 

Sponsor’s website: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16540/nsf16540.htm

WINS website:  https://research.uiowa.edu/wins/