Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science – $2,000,000 – due Jan 25, 2022

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources – Awards vary – due Jan 19, 2022 and the third Wed in Jan and Jul, thereafter
December 29, 2021
Launching Early Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences – up to $250,000 – due Jan 7, 2022
December 30, 2021

Sponsored by National Science Foundation

Eligibility:             Public, Private, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)

Award(s):             Grants up to $2 million per year for up to five years are awarded.

Deadline(s):         Letters of Intent are due October 4, 2021. Applications are due January 25, 2022.

Focus:   Engineering, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Underserved Populations/At Risk

Grade Level(s):   Higher Ed

Content Area(s):               Mathematics, Science

Themes and Skills:           Critical Thinking, Digital Literacy

State(s):               National

Description:        Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance US leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations. NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to develop talent from all sectors of society to build an inclusive STEM workforce. The initiative aims to improve the preparation, increase the participation, and ensure the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise, including women, members of racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and persons with low socioeconomic status.

NSF INCLUDES focuses on the five design elements of collaborative infrastructure to achieve systemic change. Collaborative infrastructure refers to the process by which partnering organizations come together to map out mutually reinforcing activities through: (1) shared vision, (2) partnerships, (3) goals and metrics, (4) leadership and communication, and (5) expansion, sustainability and scale. Through these five design elements of collaborative infrastructure, the successful implementation of NSF INCLUDES will result in substantial advances toward a diverse, innovative, and well-prepared STEM workforce to support our Nation’s economy and continued U.S. leadership in the global STEM enterprise. It is anticipated that NSF’s investment will contribute to new and improved STEM career pathways, policies, opportunities to learn, and practices for equity and inclusion. The initiative is supported by the NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub ( that provides a framework for communication and networking, network assistance and reinforcement, and visibility and expansion for the NSF INCLUDES National Network as a whole.

Contact:              National Science Foundation

2415 Eisenhower Ave.

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703.292.2315