Science and Technology Centers (STCs):
The Science and Technology Centers (STCs): 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. STCs 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.
The National Science Foundation established the Science and Technology Centers Program in 1987. The objective was to mount an innovative, interdisciplinary campaign in important areas of basic research. STCs have grown from a new idea into a vital network of programs. They have catalyzed breakthroughs, built bridges of exchange with industry, spun off new technologies and businesses, and trained young
scientists and engineers.
STC Interactive Map
Current STCs Completition
STC Solicitation NSF 11-522
STC Solicitation FAQ
Note: The deadline for submitting the STCs full proposals has passed.
NSF STC Informational Webcast in 2011
The NSF Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships Program had been held an informational webcast on April 11, 2011. For details by clicking here.
STCs Program Review
AAAS Report: National Science Foundation Centers Support Transformative Research, Provide Compelling S&T Education
2011 STCs Committee Of Visitors (COV)*
*STCs COV Meeting had been held on May 16-18, 2011 at The National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia.
Others STCs Related Information
STCs Photos & Videos
Profiles in the Team Science
STCs Annual/Final Report Requirements
STCs Archive Documents and URL