Dear Colleague Letter: High School Student Research Assistantships in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE-High)

Funding Agency:
National Science Foundation

May 17, 2023

Dear Colleagues:

This letter invites requests for supplemental funding to existing NSF awards to provide high school students with a meaningful research experience in the SBE sciences. Especially encouraged are requests that broaden participation of high school students from groups and geographies from diverse talent pools that have not yet been fully tapped in the SBE sciences.

Supplemental funding requests to an active SBE award must be prepared and submitted through in accordance with the instructions in Chapter VI.E.5 of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG). Please consult the list of SBE programs currently participating in the SBE-High opportunity. PIs should first contact the managing program officer for their existing award and receive permission to submit the supplemental funding request. A copy of the email allowing submission should be included in the request as a supplementary document.

Reminder: Any supplemental funding awarded by NSF must be expended by the end date of the original award.

Please contact the managing program director for your current NSF award to determine whether that program is participating in this initiative and to receive permission to submit.

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Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Social Sciences