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Is your project focused on informal STEM learning and/or issues in science communication?

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program supports projects that advance learning in STEM-related fields and content areas, in informal settings. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and includes the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. Informal STEM learning can occur in a multitude of designed settings and experiences outside of the formal classroom. The National Research Council's Learning Science in Informal Environments People, Places and Pursuits report documents evidence for 6 strands of learning: interest/awareness, understanding, reasoning, skills, nature of science and identity. Projects may focus on any areas of STEM that NSF supports and should position learning within meaningful personal, cultural or societal frameworks. A proposal should discuss the STEM content area(s) in sufficient depth and provide a clear description of the learning goals for the intended audience. Topics should also be developmentally appropriate, and may integrate STEM with art or the humanities, as long as the primary goal of the project is to facilitate STEM learning.