Requests for Funding
The Council on Science and Technology fosters research, education, and intellectual exchange that deepen and broaden understanding, experience, and appreciation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The CST partners with engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, the arts, humanities, and social sciences to explore and promote the relation of STEM with culture and the course of public affairs. The Council is guided by the following overarching goals to:
– Collaborate with university colleagues to educate a STEM-literate society through formal and informal learning experiences.
– Engage in and support research that explores STEM education and interdisciplinary collaborations.
– Cultivate synergies among a broad and diverse community that bridge STEM, the arts, humanities and social sciences.
– Serve as a clearinghouse on innovations that promote excellent, equitable, and innovative STEM research and education.
The purpose of this call is to facilitate the development of new ST-designated courses or the enhancement of existing ST-designated courses, as well as support synergistic activities that align with the mission of the Council.
Courses: Aligned with its mission, CST proposed the Science and Engineering Education Initiative in 2010 that was approved by vote of the faculty. The Initiative includes the recommendation to develop new, and enhance existing, STL (Science and Technology with lab) and STN (Science and Technology no lab) courses appropriate for all undergraduates. The aim is to provide attractive and excellent choices, and to encourage students to take more than the minimum (two) required Science and Technology (ST) courses. The expectation is that these engaging new courses will teach STEM literacy and critical thinking and foster an appreciation for the importance of STEM to students’ future lives as citizens, voters and leaders.
Synergistic Activities: The Council is eager to support synergistic activities that explore and promote the relation of STEM with culture and the course of public affairs. Activities may include workshops, seminars, projects, informal learning opportunities, or events for faculty, post-docs, graduate/undergraduate students, and/or the community. The purpose of the synergistic activity must align with at least one of the Council’s overarching goals listed above.
Resources: Proposers can request up to $50,000. Additionally or alternatively to requesting funding, proposers can request an FTE at the one course level (.165) if there is a need for teaching support. In addition to requesting financial (or FTE) assistance, proposers may request the support of the CST Professional Specialists who are content and pedagogy experts in STEM fields.
Proposals – Deadline November 28th, 2014
Proposals should be brief (limit two pages plus separate budget page). Please contact Evelyn Laffey, Associate Director of CST , at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8-4316; she can answer questions, provide clarification and discuss ideas and opportunities. We look forward to your enthusiastic response to this call. Please submit proposals electronically to PrincetonCST@princeton.edu by November 28th, 2014.