The University of Arizona

NSF S-STEM Preparation Program


Note: NSF is no longer accepting proposals under 17-527. A new updated solicitation will be posted in the spring/summer 2019. RDS will resume our program upon the release of the new solicitation. If you are interested in the S-STEM program, please contact us.

A well-educated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is a significant contributor to maintaining the competitiveness of the U.S. in the global economy. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program addresses the need for a high-quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by the program and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Schedule for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch to the in-person workshops.

In-Person Workshops

The following workshops are offered both in-person and by webinar. While the following workshops and webinars are targeted towards faculty interested in submitting to the NSF  S-STEM Program, the workshops and webinars are open to any (faculty, students, staff) affiliated with UA.

September 12, 2018: NSF S-STEM Preparation Program: S-STEM Awareness
Are you a STEM faculty member who is interested in broadening participation of underrepresented groups in your STEM discipline while providing them with the financial support necessary to graduate? This workshop will help you to understand the NSF S-STEM solicitation and requirements for submitting a competitive proposal. The UA is limited to one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field, so this workshop will help you to be competitive for the internal limited submission competition, and if chosen, an award of up to $5M from NSF.
Time: 12:00pm -1:30pm
Location: Marshall Building, Room 531