NSF 15-551 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

If you are interested in submitting a NSF 15-551 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) proposal, complete your nomination by Friday, June 19, 2015.

Institutional Limit: Multiple programs or individuals from the same institution may be nominated. However each program or individual may be nominated only once in a competition. Limits on PAESMEM nominations: Only one nomination per individual or program will be considered for both the individual and organizational categories. An individual or organization may self-nominate.
Full Proposal Deadline: Friday, June 19, 2015. Complete nominations must be submitted in FastLane or Grants.gov before the deadline.

Synopsis of program:

The PAESMEM is a Presidential award established by the White House in 1995. The PAESMEM program is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for “individual” and “organizational” PAESMEM awards. Individuals and organizations in all public and private sectors are eligible including industry, academia, K-12, military and government, non-profit organizations, and foundations. Nominations are encouraged from all geographical regions in the United States. including its territories and particularly jurisdictions designated by Congress under NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). NSF EPSCoR-designated jurisdictions are: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Each “individual” or “organizational” PAESMEM awardee will receive a $10,000 award and a commemorative Presidential certificate. Awardees are also invited to participate in an award recognition ceremony in Washington, D.C. which includes meetings with STEM educators, researchers and policy leaders. Up to 16 awards may be made from the nominations received on or before June 19, 2015.
PAESMEM awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to fully develop the nation’s human resources in STEM. To locate PAESMEM awardees in your state, click here.

Per IIT policy, all grant applications, federal and non-federal, must be reviewed, signed and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs regardless of the amount of the request. Contact osrp@iit.edu or call at 312.567.3035 for more information on submitting a proposal.