Limited Submission – NSF Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships Program

Nov 4, 2021 | Awards & Funding, Research

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: Office of Research
Subject: Funding Opportunity

The Office of Research is pleased to announce the launch of the internal competition for the NSF Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships Program solicitation. NSF expects to make up to 5 awards, with an initial commitment for five years of support and five additional years possible. Proposed annual budgets may be up to $6M per year. UCSC can submit up to three preliminary proposals as the lead institution.

The STC: Integrative Partnerships –  Discovery and Innovation to Address Vexing Scientific and Societal Challenges program supports exceptionally innovative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs focus on creating new scientific paradigms, establishing entirely new scientific disciplines and developing transformative technologies which have the potential for broad scientific or societal impact. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among institutions of higher education, national laboratories, industrial organizations, other public or private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake potentially groundbreaking investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or highly innovative approaches within disciplines. Centers offer the science and engineering community a venue for developing effective mechanisms to integrate scientific and technological research and education activities; to explore better and more effective ways to educate students; to broaden participation of underrepresented groups and underresourced institutions; and to ensure the timely transfer of research and education advances made in service to society. STCs may involve any area of science and engineering that NSF supports.

  • Submissions to the internal competition are due December 10 through InfoReady.
  • Preliminary proposals are due to NSF February 1, 2022.
  • If selected, full proposals are due to NSF August 29, 2022

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