NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences
From: Heather Daniels, Graduate School
Date: February 23, 2011
Subject: NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
Nominations are due at the Graduate School on Friday, March 11; Deadline for internal competition is TBD.
The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake significant investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. STCs may involve any areas of science and engineering that NSF supports. STC investments support the NSF vision of advancing discovery, innovation and education beyond the frontiers of current knowledge, and empowering future generations in science and engineering. Proposals may range up to $5 million per year up to five years.
The number of proposals UW–Madison may submit as lead institution is limited to three.
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions, etc.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of intent: Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with "NSF SCT " by Friday, March 11, 2011 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your email message:
--Title of proposal
--Short paragraph description of Center theme
Applications for internal competition: PIs will be notified if an internal competition needs to be held.
For the projects selected, the pre-proposal must be submitted using FastLane or grants.gov. Information about campus procedures for FastLane or grants.gov is posted on the RSP Web site. The pre-proposal is due on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 5 pm CST. Full proposals will be upon invitation only and are due February 3, 2012.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Heather Daniels (608) 263-7274 or Petra Schroeder (608) 265-4868 or email email@example.com