"Our nation’s future prosperity relies on advancing the frontiers of science—and researching our full potential requires including all Americans in that effort."
- Dr. France A. Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation

Broadening Participation, Expanding Opportunities

One of the National Science Foundation’s 10 Big Ideas, NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) aims to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering by developing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent from all sectors of our society.

By developing networks and partnerships, NSF INCLUDES will strengthen strategies in broadening participation programs to reach underrepresented populations nationwide.

Learn more about NSF INCLUDES:

NSF INCLUDES National Network

Building a national movement to broaden participation in STEM

The NSF INCLUDES National Network brings together the power of many to strengthen STEM equity.

Who is the NSF INCLUDES Network?

NSF INCLUDES-funded Alliances

NSF INCLUDES-funded DDLPs, Conferences, EAGERs, and Supplements: NSF INCLUDES Active Awards and Supplements 
NSF-funded broadening participating in STEM projects
NSF Partners
Programs and projects that focus on strengthening education and career opportunities in STEM

The NSF INCLUDES Network forges cross-sector partnerships, disseminates needed resources, and enhances capacity to create educational and career opportunities for underrepresented communities.

We invite you to join this National Network for STEM inclusion! Through participating in the NSF INCLUDES Network, you can:

  • Learn about—and share—best practices in broadening participation with other leaders from education, science, industry, nonprofits, professional organizations, and government
  • Strengthen your capacity in areas such as strategy, measurement, communication, and program sustainability
  • Build a national community of supportive peers, who are singularly committed to catalyzing STEM education and career opportunities for underserved populations.

The NSF INCLUDES Network is open to anyone interested in
improving diversity and inclusion in STEM.