NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
Harvard Pre-Proposal Deadline: December 1, 2021 by 9 AM
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline (if nominated): January 25, 2022
Sponsor Preliminary Proposal Deadline (if nominated): February 1, 2022
Award Amount: Up to $6M per year for five years, with possibility of continuation for five additional years.
The Science and Technology Centers (STC) Integrative Partnerships 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 that 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. 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 to ensure the timely transfer of research and education advances made in service to society. Full program guidelines and the latest solicitation is available here.
This is a limited submission opportunity and Harvard may submit only three preliminary proposals as the lead institution. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research will conduct the internal competition to select the Harvard nominees. To be considered for the Harvard nomination, potential applicants must submit an internal pre-proposal via the link above. There is no limit on the number of proposals in which an organization participates as a partner institution. A PI or co-PI may only participate in one STC proposal under review in this competition.