Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
The new AISL Program Solicitation (NSF #17-573) has been posted.
AISL Reviewers Needed
If you are interested in reviewing AISL proposals for the 2017 submission, please submit a brief CV and a 2-4 sentence description of your experience related to learning in informal environments, including (as applicable) disciplinary, methods, theory, and age group experience, to DRLAISL@nsf.gov.
In an effort to communicate program updates to the field, NSF Program Officers led a series of live webinars focused on topics specific to the AISL Program, new AISL program solicitation (NSF #17-573) and writing strong proposals. Parties interested in submitting a proposal to the AISL program are strongly encouraged to review the webinar materials linked below.
AISL Solicitation and Project Types – Deep Dive
Pre-recorded - download the presentation slides at informalscience.org
AISL Program Solicitation Overview
Presented August 24, 2017 - View slides and archived video at informalscience.org
How to Use informalscience.org to Make Your Case
Presented September 14, 2017 - View the archived video at informalscience.org
How to Write a Competitive AISL Proposal
Presented September 19, 2017 - View slides and archived video at informalscience.org
AISL & Broadening Participation
Presented September 22, 2017 - View slides and archived video at informalscience.org
The webinars were hosted by the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE).
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For administrative questions contact the Program by e-mail at DRLAISL@nsf.gov or phone at (703)292-8616
Important Information for Proposers
ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Full Proposal Deadline Date
November 7, 2018
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.