Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings
Advancing Informal STEM Learning
AISL Solicitation Overview
There is a Powerpoint presentation available that addresses a number of elements of the new AISL solicitation to help in preparing proposals (NSF15-593). Program officers will be hosting two live teleconferences to answer questions from prospective submittters.
The presentation and information about the teleconferences can be found on this NSF Event page .
Address Questions to the
For administrative questions contact the Program by e-mail at DRLAISL@nsf.gov or phone at (703)292-8616
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is
effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent
with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit
Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR § 200). Please be advised that
the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this
Full Proposal Deadline Date: November 4, 2015
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; and advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments.
The AISL program supports seven types of projects: (1) Collaborative Planning, (2) Exploratory Pathways, (3) Research in Service to Practice, (4) Innovations in Development, (5) Broad Implementation, (6) Conferences, and (7) Informal STEM Learning Resource Center (FY 2016 only).
Center for the Advancement Of Informal Science Education
REVISIONS AND UPDATES
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program