NSF - Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Call for Proposals


The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program is committed to funding research and practice, with continued focus on investigating a range of informal STEM learning (ISL) experiences and environments that make lifelong learning a reality. This Program seeks proposals that center equity and belonging, and further the well-being of individuals and communities who have historically been and continue to be excluded, underserved, or underrepresented, due to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, neurodiversity, geographic location, and economic status, among others, as well as their intersections. The current solicitation encourages proposals from institutions and organizations that serve public audiences, and specifically focus on public engagement with and understanding of STEM, including community STEM; public participation in scientific research (PPSR); science communication; intergenerational STEM engagement; and STEM media.

The AISL Program funds five types of projects: (1) Synthesis; (2) Conference; (3) Partnership Development and Planning; (4) Integrating Research and Practice; and (5) Research in Support of Wide-reaching Public Engagement with STEM.

For more information visit NSF AISL proposal page: Here

Deadline: January 11, 2023

Program Contacts: The AISL Program - email: DRLAISL@nsf.gov

Phone number: 703-292-8616

Organizations: Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)

Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (EHR/DRL)