2023-2024 AISL Program Webinars

March 31st, 2023, 11:00 pm - November 28th, 2023, 10:59 pm CST
Host: National Science Foundation

Overview

The AISL program team has put together a series of live webinars and recorded presentations that highlight recent changes to the AISL solicitation (NSF 22-626) as well as other proposal preparation aspects submitters will find helpful. There are six “topic focused” live webinars plus three open sessions for questions and answers.  The structure for each live webinar includes a presentation plus Q&A.

Please note: These webinars and resources do not replace the need for all submitters to read the AISL Solicitation (NSF 22-626) and the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG).

LIVE WEBINARS

AISL Goals and Project Types Q&A Session

Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 4:00-5:00pm ET

AISL program officers will be available to answer participants’ questions about AISL goals and project types. Register here.

NSF Proposal Preparation 101

Tuesday, October 17 at 3:00-4:00pm ET

This session will introduce new proposers to the NSF proposal preparation process and provide helpful suggestions specific to applying to the AISL program. Register here.

Equitable AISL Budgets Q&A Session

Tuesday, October 24 at 2:30-3:30pm ET

AISL program officers will be available to answer participants’ questions about creating equitable budgets. Register here.

CHIPS Microelectronics DCL Q&A Session

Tuesday, November 14 at 4:00-5:00 pm ET

The AISL Program is conducting open “Office Hours” on the recently launched Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Microelectronics Education This open session will discuss how the DCL supports opportunities to advance microelectronics within informal STEM education. We advise that you review a recorded webinar prior to attending. Register here.

Final Open Q&A Session

Tuesday, November 28 at 4:00-5:00pm ET

A final open “office hours” for your questions. All types of questions will be addressed. Register here.

RECORDED WEBINARS

AISL Proposal Goals

Overview of the six new program goals with a deeper focus on Goals 1-3 which are required of all proposals. Link to recording, passcode = AISLGOALS1-6. (Note that this is the same webinar from last year’s competition. It is still applicable and up-to-date.)

AISL Evaluation and Project Oversight 

How to integrate iterative improvement and accountability into your AISL projects. Link to recording. (Note that this is the same webinar from last year’s competition. It is still applicable and up-to-date.)

AISL Project Type 1: Synthesis Projects

This webinar discusses AISL Synthesis proposals and things to consider when designing this project type, along with common weaknesses in submissions.  Recording available in October.

AISL Project Types 2 & 3: Conference and Partnership Development Projects

This webinar offers tips on preparing proposals for AISL Conference and Partnership Development Projects, including how to make the most of your 8-page project description. Recording available in October.

AISL Project Types 4 & 5: Integrating Research & Practice and Wide-reaching Public Engagement with STEM Projects

This webinar covers the priorities of AISL Integrating Research & Practice and Wide-reaching Public Engagement with STEM Projects, as well as tips on how you might choose between the two types. Recording available in October.

Creating Equitable AISL Budgets

This webinar offers detailed suggestions on how to prepare a budget and budget justification. This includes a discussion of the AISL solicitation’s emphasis on equity. Recording available in October.