NSF-19-567: Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
Slots: 3 Preliminary Proposals as lead institution.
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline: June 25, 2019
External Deadline: January 27, 2020
Award Information: Type: Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: up to 5 Centers.
Anticipated Amount: $25,000,000 annually.
Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants
Materials to submit:
- Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- CV – (5 pages maximum)
Link to Award: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19567/nsf19567.htm
Who May Serve as PI: The PI must be a full-time faculty member at an institution of higher education and have an established record of leading research teams.
- Support research and education of the highest quality, in a center-based environment, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts;
- Exploit opportunities in science, education, engineering and/or technology where the complexity of the research agenda requires the advantages of scope, scale, flexibility, duration, equipment, and facilities that a Center can provide;
- Support potentially groundbreaking investigations at the interfaces of disciplines or highly innovative approaches within disciplines;
- Support the creation of new scientific paradigms, establishment of new scientific disciplines, and development of transformative technologies;
- Foster science and engineering in service to society;
- Engage and develop the Nation’s intellectual talent, including groups underrepresented in the sciences, mathematics and engineering, in the conduct of research and education activities;
- Promote organizational connections and linkages within and between campuses, schools and the world beyond (e.g., state, local, Federal agencies, national labs, industry, international collaborations), capitalizing upon cyberinfrastructure to facilitate these linkages; and,
- Focus on integrative learning and discovery and the preparation of U.S. students for a broad set of career paths.
Each STC must:
- Be focused on exceptionally innovative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards;
- Be based at an institution of higher education which assumes responsibility for oversight of subawards to partner institution;
- Be directed by a faculty member with experience in leading research teams;
- Demonstrate institutional commitment to achieving strategic goals that are shared by the lead and partnering institutions;
- Establish multi-institutional collaborations or linkages with other universities/colleges, national laboratories, research museums, private sector research laboratories, state and local government organizations, and international collaborations, as appropriate;
- Develop a management plan that integrates the research, education, broadening participation, and knowledge transfer activities across all partners and affiliates;
- Include diverse teams at all organizational levels of the Center, inclusive of women and men, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities;
- Provide research and education opportunities for U.S. students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty that will result in outcomes consonant with the Center’s goals;
- Facilitate knowledge transfer through significant intellectual exchange among various types of institutions and organizations (e.g., nonprofit organizations; national laboratories; industry; Federal, state, and local governments); and,
- Establish and convene annually an External Advisory Committee to provide guidance, advice, and oversight.
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