NSF- Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

Program:  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 in informal environments for public and professional audiences; 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 develop understandings of deeper learning by participants.

AISL invites proposals that: address immediate challenges and opportunities in informal education; anticipate radically different structures, functions, and purposes of informal STEM education; challenge existing assumptions about learning and learning environments; and envision the future needs of diverse learners, educators, and STEM professionals in this nation.

Deadlines:  January 14, 2014 and November 14, 2014.

For more information, go to: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13608/nsf13608.htm.