One of the most sought after grants to date that we have had the good fortune and opportunity to collaborate on with several talented principal investigators (PIs) and their team members (Co-PIs, grant writers, reviewers, etc) at both 2-and-4 year colleges and universities since 2015-16 is the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) program.
The main goal of the S-STEM program is to enable low-income, talented domestic students to pursue successful careers in promising STEM fields. The S-STEM program aims to increase the number of low-income students who graduate and contribute to the American innovation economy with their STEM knowledge.
Since 2015-16, we have been working with Broward College (FL), Pellissippi State (TN), University of Louisville (KY), University of South Florida and Polk State College (FL), and most recently, The College of the Canyons (CA) as their grant evaluators.
Fortunately, we were engaged in the grant writing, reviewing, and evaluation plan write up process from the pre-award stage of the grant that has truly enabled us to be a part of the team as collaborators, thought partners, and critical friends and mere outside evaluators “judging” the program without knowing the context.
We are very thankful to all the PIs, Co-PIs, grant development professionals, reviewers, and project advisors who have worked with us along the way to make the grant writing and winning process smooth.
Looking forward to “meeting” our colleagues at the upcoming 2021 Fall S-STEM Forum being organized by the AAAS in a few days.