Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(S-STEM)
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12529/nsf12529.htm

National Science Foundation NSF

Institutional Eligibility:
This solicitation is limited to Texas A&M University and the proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS)

PI Eligibility: The Principal Investigator 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.

Number of Proposals per Organization: 1
An Institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

Summary:
The NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program provides institutions with funds for student scholarships to encourage and enable academically talented students demonstrating financial need to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree in fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

The S-STEM program emphasizes the importance of recruiting students to STEM disciplines, mentoring and supporting students through degree completion, and partnering with employers to facilitate student career placement in the STEM workforce. Participating institutions are expected to support the goals of the S-STEM program including the following:

• Improved educational opportunities for students;
• Increased retention of students to degree achievement;
• Improved student support programs at institutions of higher education; and
• Increased numbers of well-educated and skilled employees in technical areas of national need.

Dates:
April 25, 2012, 5:00 pm:  Deadline for an email of intent. Include the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project. 

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu  

May 4, 2012, 5:00 pm: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.
All proposals submitted for the Limited Submissions must be submitted electronically using the on-line application system, which is available at: https://eproposal.tamu.edu.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, Bio-sketch, and a budget.

This site is password protected. Texas A&M University tenure or tenure track faculty may use their neo password to access the system. To change your password go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Forget your password?" and enter the email account you used to setup your account.  If you need to setup a new account go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Need an eProposal Account," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact libbyp@tamu.edu or 979.845.1811.

May 11, 2012: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

August 14, 2012:  Deadline for the Full proposal, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.