NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Solicitation

NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Solicitation



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.

Solicitation  17-573

Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 6, 2019


The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) Resource Center a central portal to project, research and evaluation resources designed to support and connect the informal STEM education community in museums, media, public programs and a growing variety of learning environments. To learn more about CAISE, the AISL program, and current and past AISL projects, please visit https://www.informalscience.org/.

In addition, if you are interested in submitting a proposal to the AISL program, information and resources, including pre-recorded webinars can be found on the AISL Program resource page of the portal at https://www.informalscience.org/projects/funding/nsf-aisl.



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Wednesday, November 6, 2019