Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

Quick Facts

Due DateOctober 3, 2014 (Friday)
Award AmountFrom $ 10,000
Category of Funding ActivityScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: - Nominees for the 'Individual' PAESMEM award must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in industry, academia, primary and secondary education, military, non-profit organizations, foundations, and government. Some exceptions apply for federal employees.Individual nominees must have at least five years of sustained, exceptional mentoring with demonstrated impact on individuals historically underrepresented in STEM. Groups that arehistorically underrepresented in STEM include women, persons with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities (African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders). Individuals from disadvantaged socioeconomicbackgrounds as well as early career scientists are eligible mentees. Nominees for the 'Organizational' PAESMEM award must be affiliated with a U.S. educational institution or agency, corporation, foundation, military or government agency, or not-for-profit organization. The Organizational nominee may be a mentoring program or activity within an organization. Organizational nominees must have at least five years of sustained, exceptional mentoring with demonstrated impact on individuals historically underrepresented in STEM. Groups that arehistorically underrepresented in STEM include women, persons with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities (African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders). Individuals from disadvantaged socio-economicbackgrounds as well as early career scientists are eligible mentees. *Who May Serve as PI: An individual nominee (Individual) must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Nominees may be federal government employees except for those identified in the

Program Description

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) is a Presidential award established by the White House in 1995. The PAESMEM program is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). PAESMEM recognizes individuals for their mentoring of persons from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and early career scientists and engineers. Historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields include African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, and Native Alaskans. These are groups who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in STEM education or careers. Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for 'Individual' and 'Organizational' PAESMEM awards. Individuals and organizations in all public and private sectors are eligible including industry, academia, K-12, military and government, non-profit organizations, and foundations. Nominations are encouraged from all geographical regions in the U.S. including, its territories and particularly jurisdictions designated by Congress under NSF's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). NSF EPSCoR-designated jurisdictions are: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Each 'Individual' or 'Organizational' PAESMEM awardee will receive a $10,000 award and a commemorative Presidential certificate. Awardees are also invited to participate in an award recognition ceremony in Washington, DC which includes meetings with STEM educators, researchers and policy leaders. Up to 16 awards may be made from the nominations received on or before October 3, 2014. PAESMEM awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the nation's human resources in STEM.

General Information

Funding Opportunity Number14-567
Funding Opportunity TitlePresidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)
Opportunity CategoryScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards16
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMay 22, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateOctober 3, 2014 (Friday)
***Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): June 02, 2014 - October 03, 2014 Nominations Due on Friday, October 3, 2014
Application Archive DateNovember 3, 2014 (Monday)
Total Program Funding$ 160,000
Award AmountFrom $ 10,000
CFDA Number
  • 47.076 - Education and Human Resources

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: - Nominees for the 'Individual' PAESMEM award must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in industry, academia, primary and secondary education, military, non-profit organizations, foundations, and government. Some exceptions apply for federal employees.Individual nominees must have at least five years of sustained, exceptional mentoring with demonstrated impact on individuals historically underrepresented in STEM. Groups that arehistorically underrepresented in STEM include women, persons with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities (African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders). Individuals from disadvantaged socioeconomicbackgrounds as well as early career scientists are eligible mentees. Nominees for the 'Organizational' PAESMEM award must be affiliated with a U.S. educational institution or agency, corporation, foundation, military or government agency, or not-for-profit organization. The Organizational nominee may be a mentoring program or activity within an organization. Organizational nominees must have at least five years of sustained, exceptional mentoring with demonstrated impact on individuals historically underrepresented in STEM. Groups that arehistorically underrepresented in STEM include women, persons with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities (African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders). Individuals from disadvantaged socio-economicbackgrounds as well as early career scientists are eligible mentees. *Who May Serve as PI: An individual nominee (Individual) must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Nominees may be federal government employees except for those identified in the

Contact Information

Agency NameNational Science Foundation
Program Information WebsiteNSF Publication 14-567
ContactNSF grants.gov support
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