Synopsis. The NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) 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.
Deadline. Proposals are due to NSF by 5 p.m. on August 14, 2012.
Limits on Proposals. RIT may submit one proposal from each college that awards degrees in an eligible field. 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.
In the event a college has more than one interested PI, SRS will help the dean with a review process. Proposals involving mutliple departments within a college are acceptable.
Award History. RIT has active S-STEM awards in KGCOE and CAST. In past ten years, RIT has had multiple awards in KGCOE, CAST, and GCCIS.