NSF – Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

NSF 12-529


NSF Full Proposal Deadline: August 13, 2013

This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution.

Each college needs to screen the pre-proposals within their unit. The Dean will determine the proposal to be sent to the Office of Sponsored Programs and to represent Oregon State University for submission to NSF.

NSF – Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

1.     An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent college or school that awards eligible degrees. (For example, a university with a College of Engineering, a School of Life Sciences, and a College of Arts and Sciences could submit on proposal from each for a total of three. However, within a College of Engineering, if the Department of Electrical Engineering were submitting a proposal, a proposal from the Department of Mechanical Engineering could be submitted only in a subsequent year. The two departments could also submit a proposal jointly.)

2.     An institution without constituent schools (for example, a 4-year college or a community college) may submit one proposal each year.

3.     An institution that is part of a larger system is considered separate for this purpose if it is geographically separate and has its own chief academic officer.

The Graduate School invites your program’s participation in a campus-based competition for selection of OSU’s nominee for the 2013-14 WAGS/UMI Innovation in Technology Award.

This award recognizes distinguished scholarly achievement at the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation level for the development of an innovative technology and its utilization for the creative solution of a major problem.  A nominee must have earned the master’s or doctoral degree within the period of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

This prestigious regional competition is an important opportunity for OSU to showcase technological innovation and creativity by our graduate students to institutions throughout the western region and to celebrate our success. We encourage you to take the time to prepare a nomination.

OSU AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:  The Graduate School will provide a cash award of $500 to the student selected as OSU’s nominee for the Western Association of Graduate Schools/UMI Innovation in Technology Award.  In addition, the Graduate School will award $500 to the graduate department/program that submits the thesis selected as OSU’s nominee for the Western Association of Graduate Schools/UMI Innovation in Technology Award.

PROCEDURES:  Each graduate program may submit only one nomination for consideration. Graduate programs must provide in one electronic PDF file items b, c and d as reflected in the attached WAGS/UMI guidelines. Please refer to the full announcement for complete details.

NOMINATION DEADLINE:  To facilitate the internal selection process, please submit all nomination materials to the Graduate School by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013 to the following e-mail address: Graduate.Scholarships@oregonstate.edu – subject line should read [Nominee Name] – WAGS/Technology.