NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program
The National Science Foundation’s 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; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.
Proposals are due on November 6, 2017.
AISL Program and Solicitation
Previously Funded Work
- List of 2016 AISL awards
- Search the collection for NSF-funded projects
- Learn from Experience
- NSF STEM for All Video Hall Showcases from 2015, 2016, and 2017
Webinars & Presentations
- NSF AISL Program presentation from 2017 Collaboratory-CAISE Research+Practice Partnerships workshop
- Stay tuned for upcoming webinars, dates TBD!
- Develop Projects
- Discover Research
- Design Evaluation
- Design Based Research (DBR), Design Based Implementation Research (DBIR), and Informal STEM Learning online forum
- Research Agendas in progress
- PI Guide to Managing Evaluation in Informal STEM Education Projects
- Grants.gov Application Guide
- Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 17-1)
- NSF Merit Review
- Perspectives on Broader Impacts
- NSF Prospective New Awardee Guide (January 2017)
- Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development