University of Southern California


NSF-21-569: Scholarships in STEM Network (S-STEM-Net)

Slots:                                                     1

Internal Deadline:                             Contact ORIF if interested.

LOI:                                                        April 16, 2021 (for STEM-REC solicitations only)

External Deadline:                            June 16, 2021

Award Type:                                       Standard Grant (STEM-Hub) or Cooperative Agreement (STEM-REC)

Estimated Number of Awards:     1 as a cooperative agreement; up to 10 standard grants.

Anticipated Amount:                     $45 million

Who May Serve as PI:                    No restriction or limits.

Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit include:

(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)

Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.

Link to Award:

Purpose:                                              Through this solicitation, NSF seeks to foster a network of S-STEM stakeholders and further develop the infrastructure needed to generate

and disseminate new knowledge, successful practices and effective design principles arising from NSF S-STEM projects nationwide. The

ultimate vision of the legislation governing the S-STEM parent program1 (and of the current S-STEM-Net solicitation) is that all Americans, regardless of economic status, should be able to contribute to the American innovation economy if they so desire.

To support collaboration within the S-STEM network, NSF will fund two types of investments: An S-STEM Resource and Evaluation Center (SSTEM- REC) and several S-STEM Research Hubs (S-STEM-Hub). The S-STEM Network (S-STEM-Net) will collaborate to create synergies and sustain a robust national ecosystem consisting of multi-sector partners supporting domestic low-income STEM students in achieving their career goals, while also ensuring access, inclusion, and adaptability to changing learning needs. This network will also synthesize current achievements and investigate evolving barriers to the success of this student population. It will also disseminate the context and circumstances by which interventions and practices that support graduation of domestic low-income students pursuing careers in STEM are successful.

Budgetary Requirements:              Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.