THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY NSF 12-078
Research Assistantships for High School Students (RAHSS): Supplemental
Funding to Current BIO Awards to Broaden Participation in
the Biological Sciences
for Biological Sciences (BIO) will fund supplements
to current BIO awards that:
- Foster interest in the pursuit of studies in the Biological
- Broaden participation of high school students,
particularly those who are women, underrepresented minorities,
and persons with disabilities.
The establishment of Research Assistantships for High School
Students (RAHSS): Supplemental Funding to Current BIO Awards
to Broaden Participation in the Biological Sciences reflects
the continuing effort by BIO to promote increased participation
of women, underrepresented minority students, and those students
who are persons with disabilities.
Organization Limit: Only currently
funded BIO grantees are eligible to submit requests for supplemental
funding under this initiative.
PI Eligibility Limit: The Principal Investigator
must be the PI of an active BIO award.
Limit on Number of
- Awards will be made as supplements to active BIO awards;
- Maximum supplemental award amount: $6,000 per student, including
administrative allowance, for a total duration of no more
than one year;
- Administrative allowance limited to 25% of the participant
stipend support only (in lieu of indirect costs);
subject to the availability of funds.
PROPOSAL PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Proposal Preparation Instructions. Proposals submitted in response to this Dear Colleague Letter must be prepared and submitted according to the instructions for submitting supplemental funding requests in the Award Administration Guide (AAG)( http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/papp/aag_1.jsp#ie3 Chapter 1, Section E, Number 4: Supplemental Support). Requests must be made through FastLane via the “Supplemental Funding Request.” (see https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/NSFHelp/flashhelp/fastlane/FastLane_Help/supplemental_funding_request_introduction.htm
for more detail)
The Project Description is limited to 3 pages, single spaced,
and must include the following components:
- Clear description of the meaningful and challenging
activities in which the high school student(s) will be involved;
- Brief biographical sketch of candidate student(s);
of plans to encourage advancement of RAHSS student(s) beyond
participation in the research program;
- Budget, with justification of the funds requested; and
- Identification of individuals responsible for supervising
and mentoring student(s). Their roles must be clearly articulated.
Information. Budgets for RAHSS supplemental proposals may not
exceed $6,000 per student, for a total duration of no more
than one year.
Deadline Dates. There are no deadlines for RAHSS supplemental
requests, but requests should be made as early as possible
in the fiscal year.
PROPOSAL REVIEW INFORMATION
Proposals for supplemental funding submitted in response to this
Dear Colleague Letter will be reviewed internally by the cognizant
Program Director of the existing NSF award.
Questions about this letter should be directed to the cognizant
Program Director of the existing BIO award.
Dr. Jim Collins
Directorate for Biological Sciences