UNCG STEM/Health Science Faculty,

Recent AISL and SEPA announcements from NSA and NIH include limits on the number of proposals per institution.

To apply for the upcoming SEPA or AISL deadlines, you need to indicate your intent to apply by Wednesday, September 26th, at 5pm. To do so, send an email to Dr. Aubrey Turner, Proposal Development Officer, at aubrey.turner@uncg.edu. In that email, please indicate the PI name and department, and the state that you intend to apply to the SEPA or AISL program.

Depending on the number of groups that indicate an intent to apply, an internal competition may be held, in which a short preliminary proposal will need to be submitted for internal review.

Please share this notice within NIH and NSF-relevant departments as appropriate.

NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25)

Link: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-339.html
Internal deadline to declare interest: September 26, 2017, at 5pm
NIH due date: November 20, 2017

Limit: One proposal per institution

Purpose: encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), pre-service and in-service teachers (Teachers) and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach.

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

Link: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17573/nsf17573.htm
Internal deadline to declare interest: September 26, 2017, at 5pm
NSF due date: November 6, 2017

Limit: Three proposals per institution

Purpose: 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.