Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

S-STEM Program Office Hours

The National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program is hosting office hours on the new solicitation (NSF 22-527).

S-STEM potential proposers are advised to watch the narrated webinar in advance of participating in office hours with NSF program officers. The webinar may be viewed here.

Office hours will take place on the following dates and time. Register to receive Zoom webinar links via email:

December 16, 2021

3:00 – 5:00 PM           

Dec 16 Registration


December 20, 2021

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

Dec 20 Registration


January 7, 2022

3:00 – 5:00 PM

Jan 7 Registration


January 11, 2022

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM         

January 11 Registration


Real-time closed captioning will be available.

S-STEM has a deadline of February 22, 2022. The list of S-STEM-eligible disciplines, required documentation, and limits on number of submissions per institution have changed and it is highly recommended that all potential proposers read the solicitation thoroughly, watch the presentation, and participate in the office hour question and answer sessions.

The main goal of the S-STEM program is to enable low-income, talented domestic undergraduate and graduate students to pursue successful careers in promising STEM areas of strategic national need. Ultimately, the S-STEM program wants to increase the number of low-income students who graduate and contribute to the American innovation economy with their STEM knowledge. We encourage prospective S-STEM PIs to bookmark the program website link above, which includes the contact information for S-STEM program officers.