(CLOSED) 2018/19 NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships

Sponsor Name: 
NSF
Amount: 
$20,000,000.00
Description of the Award: 

Although there is currently NO active solicitation for the NSF- Science and Technology Centers (STC) program, we are conducting an internal downselect in anticipation of a call for preproposals so that selected project teams have additional time to prepare.

Until the new solicitation comes out, we are basing this downselect on the most recent solicitation (NSF 14-600). It is expected that Penn State may submit 3 preproposals.

To support team development and preproposal preparation, Penn State will initially provide $10,000 in seed funding to each selected team.

The NSF STC Program enables innovative research and education projects of national importance that require a Center mode of support to achieve the research, education, and knowledge-transfer goals shared by the partners. STCs conduct world-class research in partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities to create new and meaningful knowledge of significant benefit to society.

Internal Nomination Process:

Applicants should send the following documents in sequence in one PDF no later than 12:00 p.m. on July 20:

  • Project Summary (1 page)
  • Project Description (5 pages max)
  • Biosketches of PIs and coPIs
  • List of all project personal, their affiliations, and their roles in the center
  • A table (1 page) indicating an estimate of funds that will be allocated to each participating institution, broken down by category, i.e., research, education, knowledge transfer, and broadening participation.
  • Formatting Guidelines and Page Limit:

    • Font/size: Times New Roman (12 pt.)
    • Document margins: 1.0” (top, bottom, left and right)
    • Standard paper size (8 ½” x 11)

NSF-STC Timeline

July 20: NSF-STC Downselect Due Date (noon)

August 22 – 24: Notify NSF-STC Downselect Winners

December: NSF-STC Pre-proposal due (Anticipated)

Limit (Number of applicants permitted per institution): 
3
Sponsor Final Deadline: 
Dec 21, 2018
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 

Applicants should send the following documents in sequence in one PDF no later than 12:00 p.m. on July 20:

  • Project Summary (1 page)
  • Project Description (5 pages max)
  • Biosketches of PIs and coPIs
  • List of all project personal, their affiliations, and their roles in the center
  • A table (1 page) indicating an estimate of funds that will be allocated to each participating institution, broken down by category, i.e., research, education, knowledge transfer, and broadening participation.
  • Formatting Guidelines and Page Limit:

    • Font/size: Times New Roman (12 pt.)
    • Document margins: 1.0” (top, bottom, left and right)
    • Standard paper size (8 ½” x 11)
To be considered as a Penn State institutional nominee, please submit a notice of intent by the date provided directly below.
Penn State OVPR NOI Deadline: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:00pm
This limited submission is in downselect: 
Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to this funding opportunity. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of this downselect process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link:
OVPR Downselect Deadline: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:00pm
Notes: 
Grozinger, Christina (Ag. Sciences, Entomology), Sathyaprakash, Bangalore (ECoS, Physics & Physics & Astronomy), Medina, Monica (ECoS, Biology) 8/21/18