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Program TitleNSF 22-622: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
Program WebsiteLink
Number of Submissions Allowed3
Internal UCR Deadline8/30/2024
Agency Final Deadline10/30/2024
Program Deadline(s)10/30/2025   

NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive, national initiative to
enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
(STEM) discovery and innovation, focused on NSF's commitment to ensuring
accessibility and inclusivity in STEM fields, as communicated in the NSF
Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2022 - 2026. The vision of NSF INCLUDES is
to catalyze the STEM enterprise to work collaboratively for inclusive change,
resulting in a STEM workforce that reflects the diversity of the Nation's
population. More specifically, NSF INCLUDES seeks to motivate and accelerate
collaborative infrastructure building to advance equity and sustain systemic
change to broaden participation in STEM fields at scale. Significant
advancement in the inclusion of groups that have historically been excluded
from or under-served in STEM will result in a new generation of STEM talent and
leadership to secure the Nation's future and long-term economic

The NSF INCLUDES National Network is a multifaceted
collaboration of agencies, organizations, and individuals working collectively
to broaden participation in STEM. The NSF INCLUDES National Network serves as a
testbed for designing, implementing, studying, refining, and scaling
collaborative change models.

With the solicitation, NSF offers support for five types
of projects that connect and contribute to the National Network:

(1) Design and Development Launch Pilots

(2) Collaborative Change Consortia

(3) Alliances

(4) Network Connectors

(5) Conferences.

1, 2, and 4 above may be submitted in 2024.

3 and 4 above may be submitted in 2025.

All NSF INCLUDES funded projects must operationalize five
design elements of collaborative infrastructure - (1) shared vision, (2)
partnerships, (3) goals and metrics, (4) leadership and communication, and (5)
expansion, sustainability, and scale - to create systemic change that will lead
to the substantially broadened participation of individuals from historically
excluded and under-served groups in STEM.

Letters of Intent are no longer required for proposal
submissions. However, Investigators planning to submit a proposal are strongly
encouraged to submit a one-page description of their proposal idea to at least two months
prior to proposal submission so that an NSF INCLUDES program director can
provide feedback on alignment of the idea with NSF INCLUDES' goals.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,500,000 for all project
types in each competition year. Anticipated funding amount, number of awards,
and average award size and duration are contingent upon the availability of

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: An
organization may serve as a lead organization on only one proposal per project
type, not including conferences. Proposals that exceed the organizational limit
will be returned without review. No exceptions will be made.

Database Key: 2126966102