Building on the team member requirements in the S-STEM solicitation, participants will apply to and participate in the workshop as two-member teams – principal investigators (PIs) and researchers. PIs who have had prior S-STEM submissions recommended for decline are especially encouraged to apply.
PI participants must be faculty members from two-year or four-year institutions currently teaching in one of the eligible S-STEM disciplines:
- biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields);
- physical sciences, including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science;
- mathematical sciences;
- computer and information sciences;
- engineering; or
- technology areas associated with the preceding fields (e.g., biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology).
Researcher participants must have expertise in educational, social/behavioral, discipline-based educational, or institutional research.
For participants who do not have a researcher team member, workshop organizers will help PIs initiate a partnership. There will be a place to note this need during Step 1 of the
application process. Workshop facilitators will provide access to a researcher database containing contact information and expertise of researchers who are available to and interested in both participating in the workshop and partnering on an S-STEM proposal submission. It will be the PI’s responsibility to contact researchers to discuss interests and participation prior to completing Step 2 of the application process.
Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program under award number 1708329.