Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring: 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).


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). NSFEPSCoR-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 $10,000award and a commemorative Presidential certificate. Awardees are also invited to participate in an award recognitionceremony 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 beforeJune 19, 2015.


PAESMEM awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the nation's human resources in STEM. To locate PAESMEM awardees in your state, please visit PAESMEM.net.
Federal Grant Title: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 15-551
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.076
CFDA Descriptions: Education and Human Resources
Current Application Deadline: Jun 19, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Jun 19, 2015
Posted Date: Mar 6, 2015
Creation Date: Mar 6, 2015
Archive Date: Jul 19, 2015
Total Program Funding: $160,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
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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 <a href="https://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/good-bye?http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/5/usc_sup_01_5_10_III_20_C_30_45_40_I.html" title="U.S. Code Title 5">U.S. Code Title 5</a>. Pursuant to Chapter 45 of title 5, these federal government employees would be ineligible for the PAESMEM award:
<ul><li>Employees in a SES position and not a career appointment during a Presidential election period;</li><li>Employees in an excepted service position of a confidential or policy-determining character (Schedule C) during a Presidential election period;</li></ul>
Cash awards are not permitted toemployees appointed by the President with Senate confirmation who serve in an Executive Schedule position or a position for which pay is set in statute by reference to a section or level of the Executive Schedule.

Addtional information on exceptions for federal government employees may be obtained at:<a href="https://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/good-bye?http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/5/usc_sup_01_5_10_III_20_C_30_45_40_I.html" title="http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/5/usc_sup_01_5_10_III_20_C_30_45_40_I.html "></a><a href="https://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/good-bye?http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/5/usc_sup_01_5_10_III_20_C_30_45_40_I.html" title="http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/5/usc_sup_01_5_10_III_20_C_30_45_40_I.html ">http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/5/usc_sup_01_5_10_III_20_C_30_45_40_I.html</a> <br />Former Individual award recipients of the PAESMEM award are not eligible to submit a nomination in this competition. Former organizational awardees within 10 years of receiving a PAESMEM award are not eligible to submit a nomination in this competition.
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