Limited Submission 02/25/2021
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Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of
Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) - NSF INCLUDES Alliances- NSF 20-569 replaces NSF 18-529
The vision of the NSF INCLUDES Big Idea is to catalyze the STEM enterprise to work collaboratively for inclusive change, resulting in a STEM workforce that reflects the population of the Nation. More specifically, NSF INCLUDES seeks to broaden participation in STEM fields through a National Network that will inspire collaborative efforts aimed at increasing the active participation of those who have been historically underrepresented and underserved in STEM.

With this solicitation, NSF is continuing to offer opportunities to propose an NSF INCLUDES Alliance that has the potential to substantially broaden the participation of individuals from underrepresented and underserved groups in STEM, especially in STEM fields that lack diversity. Alliances use lessons learned, promising practices, evidence-based mechanisms, the science of broadening participation, and the research and evaluations from past and present efforts related to broadening participation in STEM. Alliances bring together programs, people, organizations, technologies, and institutions to achieve results at scale, provide new research, and leverage NSF’s broadening participation investments. Each Alliance is committed to collectively achieving common goals through a well-defined set of common objectives.
The NSF INCLUDES approach requires that each Alliance focus not only on its own vision and goals, but also work with other organizations within the NSF INCLUDES National Network ( This is a shift from current practice, which often involves highly successful but locally concentrated efforts. The NSF INCLUDES Big Idea aims to systematically build a network that is mobilizing communities with evidence-based strategies for broadening participation in STEM, bringing renewed emphasis and resources to increase diversity across and within STEM fields at scale.

Inclusion of talent from all sectors of American society is necessary for the health and vitality of science and engineering and its societal relevance. This solicitation seeks to support diverse perspectives and new networks, systems, partnerships, and approaches. While the inclusion of previously supported NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilots is encouraged, it is not required.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Limited Submission
UNLV is limited to ONE proposal
OSP Required Notice of Intent Due: 04/08/2021 12:00pm
Submit NOI via the Limited Submission Portal
No late submissions will be considered. Information needed: PI information, project title, one page abstract and three potential internal reviewer names

Sponsor Letter of Intent Due: 10/04/2021 *Required
Sponsor Full Proposal Due: 01/25/2022
47.041, 47.049, 47.050, 47.070, 47.074, 47.075, 47.076, 47.079, 47.083
Award Amount: NSF INCLUDES anticipates funding up to three Alliances with a duration of five years, contingent upon the availability of funds and receipt of competitive proposals. Awards will range from $1,000,000 - $2,000,000 per year.

Notice of Intent
At least two weeks will be given to submit a NOI (abstract/summary 1 pg max).

If NOIs received exceeds maximum number of proposals permitted, at least two weeks will be given to submit a pre-proposal (project narrative 4 pg max and budget amount overview).

Internal Review
Pre-proposals are reviewed by a panel of peers comprised of UNLV researchers whose expertise are as close as possible to the content area. At least two if not three reviews for every proposal submitted is performed. At least two weeks will be given to the reviewers to rate the pre-proposals. The review committee recommends which proposal(s) best meet sponsor's criteria and which best align with the mission of the department, college, and university.
Althea Sheets, Communications Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs,, 702-895-1880