S-STEM 2015 "Flipped" Webinars

Presentations and Q&A Sessions

July 8, 2015 9:00 AM  to 
October 1, 2015 5:00 PM

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

This page describes pre-recorded and live webinar presentations by NSF Program Officers about S-STEM NSF 15-581. The goal of these resources is to communicate features of the program and provide an opportunity for Program Officers to respond to questions.

On June 24, 2015 a new solicitation was released for the S-STEM program.  Proposals for this round of the solicitation will be due on September 22, 2015 (and then again on May 16, 2016). This page provides links and clarification regarding presentations and webinars for potential principal investigators (PIs) interested in submitting proposals to this round of the S-STEM competition. These presentations and webinars will provide general information on the S-STEM program, but will also emphasize elements that are new or have changed since previous S-STEM solicitations.

These materials will make use of a “flipped classroom” approach. Potential PIs should prepare questions that occur to them while viewing the presentations and then they can ask them in the question and answer sessions.

Narrated Powerpoint Presentations

Seven short presentations with narration on S-STEM are available on the links below. Viewing all 7 presentations requires approximately an hour.

  1. Overview of the New Program – Powerpoint 1
  2. Strand 1: S-STEM Institutional Capacity Building – Powerpoint 2
  3. Strand 2: Single Institution – Powerpoint 3
  4. Strand 2: Multi-Institution – Powerpoint 4
  5. Proposal Content Info for New PIs – Powerpoint 5
  6. Project Description Contents – Powerpoint 6
  7. Merit Review Criteria – Powerpoint 7

WebEx Question and Answer Sessions

In addition, there will be a series of question and answer sessions in WebEx at a number of different dates and times. They will provide an opportunity to obtain clarification regarding questions that you may have. 

All video information will be communicated through a computer on the internet via WebEx. The WebEx session password is S-Stem2015. Each question and answer session will last up to 1 hour. These sessions will occur on the following dates and times:

Q & A Session #1 Wednesday, July 15, 2-3 pm (EST) Link to WebEx Session 1
Q & A Session #2 Thursday, July 16, 1-2 pm (EST) Link to WebEx Session 2
Q & A Session #3 Tuesday, July 21, 3-4 pm (EST) Link to WebEx Session 3

All audio information will be communicated through the telephone (preferably a landline).

  • USA/Canada dial toll-free: 1-888-889-5127 or Toll: 1-773-799-3447           
  • Participant Passcode: 8754707
  • State your name with the spelling to the operator to join the meeting in listen-only mode.

We will post an archived WebEx session shortly after the first scheduled session.

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