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Beginning this fall, a new team will be leading the Informal STEM Learning Equity Resource Center for the NSF AISL program. Read more here!
This artwork with concentric circles hangs in the lobby at National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and is crafted from the disks that make up the powerful magnets at the facility. Credit: Stephen Bilenky
Welcome to the Equity Resource Center for the Informal STEM Education field funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program. Informal STEM education (ISE) is lifelong learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) that takes place across a multitude of designed settings and experiences outside of the formal classroom. 
Upcoming webinars about the AISL solicitation are listed below.
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 3:30-4:30p ET - AISL Project Types REGISTER HERE
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 3:30-4:30p ET - Open Questions & Answers REGISTER HERE
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 2-3:30p ET - Proposal Budgets REGISTER HERE
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 2-3p ET - Budget Questions & Answers REGISTER HERE
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 3-4:00p ET- Final Open Questions & Answers REGISTER HERE
NON-LIVE, RECORDED PRESENTATIONS: These resources will be posted mid to late October. Check the AISL Program Webinars and Resources page for the links.
  • Developing Proposal Budgets (Presents nuts-n-bolts for developing proposal budgets. A compliment to the October 26 webinar)
  • Evaluation and Project Oversight (For supporting iterative improvement & accountability)
WEBINAR RECORDINGS This presentation provides an overview of the six new AISL proposal goals with a deeper focus on Goals 1-3, which are required of all proposals. It provides a description of the AISL program to help potential proposers determine if this is the right program for their idea. The presentation also covers the solicitation specific review criteria, which all reviewers will apply to all AISL proposals. Finally, it calls attention to important resources and considerations that must be attended to when applying to the NSF and the AISL program.