2023-2024 AISL Program Webinars and Resources
The AISL program team has put together a series of live webinars and recorded presentations that highlight recent changes to the AISL solicitation (NSF 22-626) as well as other proposal preparation aspects submitters will find helpful. There are six “topic focused” live webinars plus three open sessions for questions and answers. The structure for each live webinar includes a presentation plus Q&A.
AISL Goals and Project Types Q&A Session
Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 4:00-5:00pm ET
AISL program officers answered participants’ questions about AISL goals and project types.
NSF Proposal Preparation 101
Tuesday, October 17 at 3:00-4:00pm ET
This session introduced new proposers to the NSF proposal preparation process and provided helpful suggestions specific to applying to the AISL program. Watch the recording.
Equitable AISL Budgets Q&A Session
Tuesday, October 24 at 2:30-3:30pm ET
AISL program officers will be available to answer participants’ questions about creating equitable budgets. We advise that you watch the four recordings about Creating Equitable AISL Budgets before attending. You can find these recordings under "Recorded Webinars" in the next section.
CHIPS Microelectronics DCL Q&A Session
Tuesday, November 14 at 4:00-5:00 pm ET
The AISL Program conducted an open “Office Hours” on the recently launched Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Microelectronics Education This open session discussed how the DCL supports opportunities to advance microelectronics within informal STEM education.
Final Open Q&A Session
Tuesday, November 28 at 4:00-5:00pm ET
A final open “office hours” for your questions. All types of questions will be addressed.
AISL Proposal Goals
Overview of the six new program goals with a deeper focus on Goals 1-3 which are required of all proposals. Link to recording, passcode = AISLGOALS1-6. (Note that this is the same webinar from last year’s competition. It is still applicable and up-to-date.)
AISL Evaluation and Project Oversight
How to integrate iterative improvement and accountability into your AISL projects. Link to recording. (Note that this is the same webinar from last year’s competition. It is still applicable and up-to-date.)
AISL Project Type 1: Synthesis Projects
This webinar discusses AISL Synthesis proposals and things to consider when designing this project type, along with common weaknesses in submissions. Watch the recording. Download the presentation slides.
AISL Project Types 2 & 3: Conference and Partnership Development Projects
This webinar offers tips on preparing proposals for AISL Conference and Partnership Development Projects, including how to make the most of your 8-page project description. Watch the recording. Download the presentation slides.
AISL Project Types 4 & 5: Integrating Research & Practice and Wide-reaching Public Engagement with STEM Projects
This webinar covers the priorities of AISL Integrating Research & Practice and Wide-reaching Public Engagement with STEM Projects, as well as tips on how you might choose between the two types. Watch the recording. Download the presentation slides.
Creating Equitable AISL Budgets
This webinar offers detailed suggestions on how to prepare a budget and budget justification. This includes a discussion of the AISL solicitation’s emphasis on equity.