**Please note: this solicitation has been revised for FY24**
The S-STEM program seeks to increase the number of academically promising low-income students who graduate with a S-STEM eligible degree and contribute to the American innovation economy with their STEM knowledge. Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to institutions of higher education (IHEs) not only to fund scholarships, but also to adapt, implement, and study evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that have been shown to be effective supporting recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM. There are three tracks:
Collaborative Planning projects are intended to help institutions plan for a Track 3 proposal and are also accepted. Collaborative Planning proposals may not exceed $100,000 for a maximum duration of 1 year.
This is a limited submission opportunity; the institution can only submit two proposals as either lead or as a subrecipient for Tracks 1-3. Collaborative Planning proposals are not limited. Please work with your research administrator and the limited submission office for internal review.