published October 24, 2012

National Center for Science and Civic Engagement to Resume Making NSF Implementation Sub-Awards

We are pleased to announce that we will be making National Science Foundation implementation sub-awards this fall. Awards will be made to support outreach to new institutions, course and program development and improvement, campus-based faculty development initiatives, and/or research that will culminate in the creation of materials, presentations, or publications. Sub-awards will be, on average, $3,000 per institution and will be distributed following a competitive application process.

In the first phase of this initiative, implementation awards will be made only to institutions that supported teams to four or more members to attend the 2012 SENCER Summer Institute. We will notify leaders of eligible teams from the 2012 Summer Institute directly within the next week regarding details on how to apply for funding to support proposed projects. We plan an expedited review process so that decisions can be made in time for us to issue the sub-awards before the end of the 2012 calendar year.

In the near future, we will be announcing plans to expand the sub-award program to encourage planning by institutions new to SENCER and to expand SENCER programming at alumni institutions.