Serious STEM Games for Pre-College and Informal Science Education Audiences (SBIR) (R43/R44)

Incentive Type:Grant Program
Health And Safety, Research, Technology, Medical
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body:National Institutes of Health
What’s it worth?:Not mentioned

The Serious STEM Games for Pre-College and Informational Science Education Audiences program provides funding to produce Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) games focusing on biology addressing health and medicine questions for:

  • Pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade students
  • Pre- and in-service teachers
  • Informal Science Education audiences

Serious games are designed to train, educate, and encourage behavioral changes in a virtual world. Proposals may include in classroom or out-of-classroom settings including but excluded to:

  • Supplements to existing classroom curricula
  • After school science clubs
  • Libraries
  • Hospital waiting rooms
  • Science museums

These games may target children individually or in group settings with or without adult direction and supervision. Awards for Phase I typically do not exceed $150,000 and Phase II awards do not exceed $1,000,000 for no more than a two year period.

All applicants must meet the following criteria.

Application packets may be obtained from the website and must be complete and submitted before the deadline.