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Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Synopsis.  The NSF INCLUDES Big Idea is a comprehensive national initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. The vision of NSF INCLUDES is to catalyze the STEM enterprise to work collaboratively for inclusive change, resulting in a STEM workforce that reflects the population of the Nation. More specifically, NSF INCLUDES seeks to improve collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing the preparation, increasing the participation, and ensuring the contributions of individuals from groups that have been historically underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise such as African Americans, Alaska Natives, Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and women and girls. Significant advancement in the inclusion of underrepresented groups in STEM will result in a new generation of STEM talent and leadership to secure our nation’s future and long-term economic competitiveness.

SolicitationNSF 20-659.

Limit on Proposals.  An organization may serve as a lead organization on only one proposal. Full proposals involving multiple organizations may be submitted in two ways:  1) as a single submission from a lead organization, with other collaborating organizations included as subawardees, OR 2) separate submissions from a lead organization and ONE collaborating organization, with any additional collaborating organizations included as subawardees.

Internal Applications.  Interested applicants are invited to submit a concept paper of no more than two pages with an outline of how the proposal will address the elements described in the Project Description section of the solicitation in section V. A.

Deadlines.  Internal proposals should be submitted through by 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2021.

Letters of Intent are required and due by 5 p.m. on October 4, 2021.

Full proposals are due by 5 p.m. on January 25, 2022.