The announcement below is for funding opportunities with limitations on the number of submissions.  As a result there will be an internal competition to determine who from Mason can apply.

If you wish to apply, please take note of the internal deadline for the program.

Specific information about this deadline and other limited submission opportunities can be found at

Stephen Nash

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Subject: Limited Submission Opportunities - November 27, 2017
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:27:07 +0000
From: Rebekah K Hersch <[log in to unmask]>
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Dear Colleagues,


The new limited submission opportunity is noted below and listed on the Research Development webpage. I have also included a brief summary in the attachment.


Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES): Design and Development Launch Pilots

National Science Foundation


Submission of a preliminary proposal is required for Design and Development Launch Pilots. Full Design and Development Launch Pilot proposals may be submitted by invitation only after the review of the preliminary proposal is completed. NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilots: Two-year pilot projects that explore the feasibility of bold, innovative ways for solving a broadening participation challenge in STEM.

GMU Internal Deadline: January 10, 2018

Budget: Up to $300,000

Internal applications should include the following:

Project title

Applicant name

List of Co-investigator(s) if applicable

Project Summary (up to 3 pages)

Please include elements noted in the Preliminary Proposal Application Instructions of the solicitation including. These include: Broader Impacts and Intellectual Merit, Vision, Partnerships, Goals and Metrics, Leadership and Communication, and Potential for Expansion

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Specific information about this deadline and other limited submission opportunities can be found at


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Best regards,




Rebekah K. Hersch, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Research Development

Office of Research Development, Integrity, and Assurance

George Mason University


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