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NSF-17-591: Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) – NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub

Slots:                                                     1                             

Internal Deadline:                           September 22, 2017, 5pm PDT

LOI:                                                        N/A                       

External Deadline:                          November 27, 2017, 5pm PDT

Award Information:                        Type:  Cooperative Agreement

Estimated Number of Awards: 1

Anticipated Amount: $10,500,000

Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants

Materials to submit:

Link to Award:                                  https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17591/nsf17591.htm

Who May Serve as PI:                    Identified in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Chapter I.E.

Purpose:

NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering discovery and innovation by seeking and effectively developing STEM talent from all sectors in our society. The NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub is envisioned as a diverse team of organizations with expertise across the various functions needed to support the Design and Development Launch Pilots, Alliances, NSF-funded broadening participation programs and other partners that comprise the NSF INCLUDES National Network.

 

With this solicitation, NSF invites proposals for an NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub10 designed to manage and provide infrastructure for the NSF INCLUDES National Network. The NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub will be for up to five years, for a maximum of $10.5 million. The NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub will engage the community in a shared NSF INCLUDES vision; provide a platform for partnerships and collaborative action; support evidence-based decision making using shared goals and metrics across the NSF INCLUDES National Network; increase awareness of the Network and provide a platform for increased communication and visibility; and support the capacity for expansion, sustainability and scale of the NSF INCLUDES National Network and its component parts. The ultimate purpose of NSF INCLUDES is to build a Network, whose development is guided by the NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub that will ultimately enable collective efforts aimed at increasing the active participation of those who have been traditionally underserved and underrepresented in particular STEM fields or across all fields of STEM.

 

The NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub is a team with expertise across the various functions needed to support the NSF INCLUDES National Network. These functions are outlined below in three categories:

Communication and Networking Functions: From the beginning the NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub should direct efforts toward building the infrastructure for the NSF INCLUDES National Network. The Hub should plan to undertake the following activities:

Network Assistance and Reinforcement Functions: As NSF INCLUDES Alliances and other organizations join the NSF INCLUDES National Network, the NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub should focus attention on assistance and reinforcement activities including the following:

Visibility and Expansion Functions: The NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub should provide resources for efforts to:

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