AISL: Program Webinars and Resources - Fall 2023
The AISL program team has put together a series of recorded presentations and live webinars designed to support submitters in the preparation of proposals for the AISL program (NSF 22-626). There are six topic-focused recorded webinars plus five office hour-type sessions where AISL program officers will be available to respond to questions from participants about topics covered in the recordings. Please prepare for the live webinars by watching the recorded webinars in advance.
Some recorded webinars are available now at Informalscience.org and all will be available in October 2023. Please sign up for the REVISE newsletter here to be notified when all recorded webinars are available on the REVISE website. To attend the live webinars, you must register by using the links provided in the webinar descriptions below.
AISL Proposal Goals
Overview of the six new program goals with a deeper focus on Goals 1-3 which are required of all proposals. Link to recording, passcode = AISLGOALS1-6. (Note that this is the same webinar from last year’s competition. It is still applicable and up-to-date.)
AISL Evaluation and Project Oversight
How to integrate iterative improvement and accountability into your AISL projects. Link to recording. (Note that this is the same webinar from last year’s competition. It is still applicable and up-to-date.)
AISL Project Type 1: Synthesis Projects
This webinar discusses AISL Synthesis proposals and things to consider when designing this project type, along with common weaknesses in submissions. Recording available in October on informalscience.org.
AISL Project Types 2 & 3: Conference and Partnership Development Projects
This webinar offers tips on preparing proposals for AISL Conference and Partnership Development Projects, including how to make the most of your 8-page project description. Recording available in October on informalscience.org.
AISL Project Types 4 & 5: Integrating Research & Practice and Wide-reaching Public Engagement with STEM Projects
This webinar covers the priorities of AISL Integrating Research & Practice and Wide-reaching Public Engagement with STEM Projects, as well as tips on how you might choose between the two types. Recording available in October on informalscience.org.
Creating Equitable AISL Budgets
This webinar offers detailed suggestions on how to prepare a budget and budget justification. This includes a discussion of the AISL solicitation’s emphasis on equity. Recording available in October on informalscience.org.
AISL Goals and Project Types Q&A Session
Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 4:00-5:00pm ET
AISL program officers will be available to answer participants’ questions about AISL goals and project types. Register here.
NSF Proposal Preparation 101
Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at 3:00-4:00pm ET
This session will introduce new proposers to the NSF proposal preparation process and provide helpful suggestions specific to applying to the AISL program. Register here.
Equitable AISL Budgets Q&A Session
Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 2:30-3:30pm ET
AISL program officers will be available to answer participants’ questions about creating equitable budgets. Register here.
CHIPS Microelectronics DCL Q&A Session
Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 4:00-5:00pm ET
The AISL Program is conducting office hours on the recently launched Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Microelectronics Education. The session will focus on how the DCL supports opportunities to advance microelectronics within informal STEM education. We advise that you review a recorded webinar prior to attending. Register here.
Final Open Q&A Session
Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 4:00-5:00pm ET
A final open “office hours” for your questions. All types of questions will be addressed. Register here.
Check out other resources available at https://www.informalscience.org/about-nsf-aisl-program
Please note: These webinars and resources do not replace the need for all submitters to read the AISL Solicitation (NSF 22-626) and the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG).