Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology
CREST Program Office Hours
- CREST program staff will hold office hours on November 7th at 3:00 p.m.
- For more information, see the event notice.
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) Program
The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program provides support to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research.
CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students who are members of groups underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
CREST program locations can be viewed in the CREST Program Locations spreadsheet.
Solicitation NSF 23-595
Solicitation Webinar July 5th at 3:00 p.m. (see link below for more info)
CREST Center awards are part of the overarching CREST program and provide support for minority-serving institutions that demonstrate a strong research and education base, a compelling vision for research infrastructure improvement, and a comprehensive plan to achieve and sustain national competitiveness in an area of science or engineering research.
Dear Colleague Letter: CREST Centers Interest in Engineering Research
DCL NSF 23-124
Encourages the submission of new CREST Center proposals with a focus on engineering research.
CREST HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (CREST HBCU-RISE)
Solicitation NSF 23-565
CREST HBCU-RISE awards are part of the overarching CREST program and support the development of research capability at HBCUs that offer doctoral degrees in science and engineering disciplines.
CREST-PRP awards are part of the overarching CREST program and provide two years of support for research experience and training for early career scientists at active CREST Centers.
The goal of the CREST-PRP awards is to increase the workforce presence of individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM fields.
CREST-PRP awardees conduct research on topics aligned with the research focus of the host CREST Center.
The CREST program has a listserv (edu_ees_crest) that you can subscribe to and stay informed of important CREST announcements. To subscribe to the listserv, please follow these instructions:
1) Send an email to email@example.com
2) The text of the email must be in this format:
subscribe [listname] [subscriber's name]; Example: subscribe edu_ees_crest Michael Morse
Interested in serving as a CREST Program Reviewer?
Complete the reviewer survey for CREST Centers, CREST HBCU-RISE, and CREST-PRP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D6J8S3M