NSF ITEST Proposal Conceptualization Webinar: Ingredients of a Competitive ITEST Proposal

Event Date
Event Description

Join STELAR for a special presentation by NSF Program Officers on Thursday, June 2, from 1-2:30 pm ET. 

Session description: A panel of NSF Program Officers will discuss the key aspects for conceptualizing a competitive ITEST proposal, providing brief presentations on each of the topics below followed by an opportunity for audience questions.


Format: Each topic will be covered for 5 minutes: 3 minutes for NSF PO presentation followed by 2 minutes for Q&A.

Note: This webinar will not be recorded. In person attendance is highly encouraged.


  • Overview and Demystifying ITEST
  • Major Changes in the Solicitation affecting how proposals will be reviewed
  • Scaling, Expanding, and Iterating Innovations (SEI) proposal writing
  • Integration of Technology as a Process for innovation of STEM learning
  • Disciplinary and Domain Specific Discussions, including:
  • Emerging technologies focus (e.g, AR/VR)
  • Data Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Quantum Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Thinking
  • Making
  • Math
  • Engineering 
  • Informal Education
  • DIEA: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, Access
  • Research and Evaluation: 
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative

NOTE: This webinar is designed to be highly participatory, interactive event. In-person attendance is required and the webinar will not be recorded.