Funding - Call for Proposals

The Council on Science and Technology (CST) seeks proposals for courses and co-curricular activities that support CST's mission of advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy across Princeton University and beyond.  By developing strong interdisciplinary collaborations, the CST works to ensure that all members of the Princeton University community, regardless of their background, experience, or discipline, can engage with, appreciate, and apply science in their everyday lives, in their careers, and in society.  Proposals should address one of the following:

Courses:  The CST supports the development and enhancement of courses that promote STEM literacy and foster an appreciation for the importance of STEM to students’ future lives as engaged citizens and leaders. The CST welcomes proposals for courses that provide an opportunity for students to explore the societal impact of STEM and/or bridge STEM with the arts, humanities and social sciences. Proposers may request the support of CST Associate and Assistant Directors who are content and pedagogy experts in STEM fields.

Co-Curricular ActivitiesThe CST supports co-curricular activities that explore and promote the intersections and shared creativity across STEM, the arts, humanities and social sciences. Proposals are encouraged for activities that promote engaged learning beyond the traditional classroom setting, such as forums, seminars, discussions, workshops, internships, or research studies. Successful proposals will provide participants meaningful opportunities to enhance their STEM content knowledge and engage a diverse cross-section of the Princeton student community as part of the proposed activity or through a dissemination of findings, knowledge, and experiences.

Funding requests may include but are not limited to: equipment and supplies, travel, support for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, research assistants, and visiting collaborators, stipends for guest speakers, and a maximum cumulative (for all PIs and/or senior personnel) of one-month summer salary per year. Proposals may also include requests for support from CST Associate and Assistant Directors.

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The application can be found HERE. Proposal deadline in January 10, 2020.

 


 Proposals should be no more than four pages and include the following:

  • A narrative of the course or synergistic activity that describes alignment with the CST mission.
    • For courses that will carry the ST designation, provide specific evidence of how the content aligns with the ST Learning Goals.
  • A budget and justification. Funding requests may include but are not limited to: equipment and supplies, travel, support for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, research assistants, and visiting collaborators, stipends for guest speakers, and a maximum cumulative (for all PIs and/or senior personnel) of one-month summer salary per year. Proposals may also include requests for support from CST Associate and Assistant Directors.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Sami Kahn, CST Executive Director, as soon as possible, to discuss potential proposal ideas, opportunities, and questions. Please note that all funding recipients will be required to provide a brief report to the CST on the outcomes of their projects.

Several awards will be made at various levels up to a total, over all awards, of $100,000 to be spent over a one-year period.  Proposers may request an FTE at the one course level (.165) for teaching support and/or the support of the CST Associate and Assistant Directors who are content and pedagogy experts in STEM fields.