Applications will be reviewed by a SSE Committee (comprised of regional representatives and others with no interest, direct or indirect, in the outcome) based on the scoring rubric listed below, and make recommendations to the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Executive Committee. Neither incomplete nor late applications will be reviewed.
The scoring rubric can be found at: http://www.iowamathscience.org/sites/default/files/scale-up_application_rubric_3-12-2012_0.pdf.
Also, all applicants must use the SSA Budget form to detail project expenditures. This form can be found at http://www.iowamathscience.org/sites/default/files/scaleup_budget_3-10-2.... Read the instructions thoroughly before completing your budget form.
NOTIFICATION DETAILS OF SCALE-UP PROJECT DESIGNATION
Those projects awarded Scale-Up designation will be identified on or about June 18, 2012, and notified via email. Simultaneously, projects selected for Scale-Up designation will be presented to Iowa’s six Regional STEM Network Hub Advocates. Together with their Regional Advisory Councils, they will determine the projects for scale-up in their regions based on their needs, using funds for that purpose. Regional Network decisions on Scale-Up project selection will be determined by fall of 2012. The application proposer will work with the Regional Advocates to facilitate scaling up the program within regions. Proposers will be invited to participate in the annual review process evaluating their scale-up project in regions of the state for renewal consideration. It is expected that new applications will be invited each subsequent year and that some funded programs will be continued while others may be discontinued based on progress toward goals.