Advancing Informal STEM Learning – from $300,000- Due January 18th, 2022

Advanced Technological Education -$350,000-650,000 over 3 years- Due October 2022
December 13, 2021
Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate – Grant amounts vary – Due February 8th, 2022
December 13, 2021

Sponsored by National Science Foundation

Deadline(s):       Proposals are due January 18, 2022.

Focus:   Engineering, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Education/Computer Science

Grade Level(s):  Higher Ed

Description:       The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning in informal environments for public and professional audiences, 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 develop understandings of deeper learning by participants.

Investigators may apply for funding under the following project types:

• Pilots and Feasibility Studies: projects offering opportunities for researchers to investigate issues in and approaches to information STEM learning and to establish the basis for future research, design, and development of innovations or approaches.

• Research in Service to Practice: projects focusing on research that advances knowledge and the evidence base for practices, assumptions, broadening participation, and emerging educational arrangements in STEM learning in informal environments.

• Innovations in Development: projects should result in innovative models, programs, technologies, assessments, resources, or systems for any area of STEM learning.

• Broad Implementation: projects that support the expansion or reach of models, programs, technologies, assessments, resources, research, or systems that have a documented record of success, innovation, or evidence-based knowledge building.

• Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-analyses: projects support capacity building through literature reviews, syntheses, and meta-analyses directly related to the goals of the AISL program.

• Conferences: proposals should demonstrate a command of the literature or practice of the question, issue, or topic.

Nonprofit organizations and educational institutions are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted online.

Contact:              National Science Foundation

4201 Wilson Blvd.

Arlington, VA 22230

Phone: 703.292.8616