Participant Requirements

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;
  • geosciences;
  • engineering; or
  • technology areas associated with the preceding fields (e.g., biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology).

For PI 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.

Researcher participants must have expertise in educational, social/behavioral, discipline-based educational, or institutional research. If you are a researcher interested in partnering with a prospective PI for the workshop and a proposal, please click here to complete a brief five-question survey and upload a PDF of your two-page biographical sketch. Prospective PI participants will be given access to the information you provide and will initiate contacts with you as needed.

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.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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