July 19, 2012

NSF’s new Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program Solicitation  The National Science Foundation is pleased to announce the release of its new Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program Solicitation (12-560) in the Directorate of Education and Human Resources, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL). The AISL solicitation invites proposals that propose ideas, concepts, research, models programs, and or other opportunities for innovative and field advancing informal out of school STEM learning and emerging STEM learning environments.
Depending on the project type, projects may be funded for up to $250,000 over two years or up to $2.5 million over up to five years. The Full Scale Development and Broad Implementation project types offer the possibility of receiving up to an additional $500,000, if the project includes a research component.

Optional Preliminary Proposals Deadline: August 14, 2012
Full Proposal Deadline: January 14, 2013

Additional Resources:
For the online AISL Solicitation FAQ, visit the CAISE website at http://caise.insci.org/resources/nsf-aisl-program/faq.
For specific questions, please contact the AISL Program at driaisl@nsf.gov.
For a list of currently funded ISE/AISL awards, visit the NSF awards database at http://www.nsf.gov/awards/about.jsp.
For more information about DRL, visit DRL homepage at http://nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=DRL.