Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate
for Education and Human Resources has released a program solicitation
Informal STEM Learning (AISL) previously named the Informal Science
Education program. The program invests
in research and development of innovative and field-advancing out-of-school
STEM learning and emerging STEM learning environments.
"The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) solicitation invites
investigators to propose ideas, concepts, models, and other opportunities for
learning and learning environments that will capture the creative and
innovative potential of informal STEM learning for the future, and potentially
forge new connections across all STEM learning communities. Leveraging new and
emerging technologies, STEM learning can now be located and situated wherever
the learner is and customized to meet the learner's educational needs. New
interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships for informal learning among
academia, industry, and government can greatly advance our nation's goals to
produce a scientifically and technologically literate population and workforce.”
For additional information, please see the program solicitation.
awards made through this program.
- Expected Number of Awards: 34
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $20,000,000
Optional preliminary proposals are due August 14, 2012. PIs new to the field and PIs with new
concepts are strongly encouraged to submit preliminary proposals.
proposals due: January 14, 2013