NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12529/nsf12529.htm

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the LSP is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators (PIs) who meet the eligibility requirements.  The University and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

Institutional Eligibility:  An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in the STEM disciplines. (For example, a university with a College of Engineering, a School of Life Sciences, and a College of Arts and Sciences could submit one proposal from each for a total of three. However, within a College of Engineering, if the Department of Electrical Engineering were submitting a proposal, a proposal from the Department of Mechanical Engineering could be submitted only in a subsequent year. The two departments could also submit a proposal jointly.)

PI Eligibility:  The PI must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of the S-STEM disciplines who can provide the leadership required to ensure the success of the project. Projects involving more than one department within an institution are eligible, but a single Principal Investigator must accept overall management responsibility. Other members of the S-STEM project management team may be listed as co-principal investigators.

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

Proposal Limit: One (1) proposal from each college that awards degrees in the STEM disciplines

Summary:  This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution. The program does not make scholarship awards directly to students; students should contact their institution’s Office of Financial Aid for this and other scholarship opportunities.

 

Dates:
May 2, 2013, 5:00 pm: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project. 

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

May 9, 2013, 5:00 pm:  Deadline to submit an internal proposal.  All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a 1-3 page research plan summary, bio-sketch, and budget (if required).

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M PIs may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, from the e-proposal site, click on “Signup,” fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact shelly.martin@tamu.edu or 979.862.2233.

May 30, 2013: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

August 13, 2013:  Sponsor deadline for the full application.


Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.

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