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Solicitation of Notices of Intent for NSF AISL: Advancing Informal STEM Learning

ORSP seeks Notices of Intent by 5pm, 8/5/2019, from UM individuals interested in leading proposals to the NSF AISL limited submission funding opportunity. If more NOIs are received than the 3 institutional slots allowed for this competition, ORSP will announce an internal competition to select which 3 proposals to move forward. The due date for those NSF proposals is 11/6/2019. 

Notices of Intent should be submitted via the InfoReady Review Portal. Each NOI whould be limited to a one page or less PDF that lists the PI, a tentative name/title of the project, the proposed Project Type, and any other information (up to the one page maximum) that the PI would like to include. 

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.
 
The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences.